NH Collection Genoa Marina Hotel
Molo Ponte Calvi, 5
16124, Genoa GE – Italy
NH Collection Genoa Marina Hotel is an outstanding architectural hotel designed by Renzo Piano and located in the heart of Genoa, the renovated Ancient Arbour area hosting some of the most important attractions of the city such as the Aquarium, the Sea Museum, the Neptune Galleon and a wonderful landscape on the sea.
The building itself has been built on four floors, with slate roofs and washed-out, reddish plastering typical of Ligurian architecture. It floats on the water and it is supported on special designed stilts overlooking the suggestive and elegant Genoa Gulf.
NH Collection Genoa Marina Convention Centre boasts six elegant convention rooms. All of them enjoy natural daylight and especially designed for conferences, conventions, business meetings and seminars. The flexibility of the spaces the technical equipment, the terraces overlooking the Marina Harbour and their size make the halls the ideal setting also for banquets, fashion shows, cocktails and parties or simply to enjoy a coffee break or a lunch in the pauses of the Conference works.
The Hotel restaurant “Il Gozzo”, with its two amazing terraces overlooking the sea, will offer the opportunity to taste typical dishes from the Mediterranean and Ligurian tradition in a unique marine atmosphere.
NH Collection Marina Hotel offers 140 spacious and comfortable rooms, decorated in a contemporary “nautical” style, with parquet floors and wooden furniture; most of them enjoy charming views of the harbour. They are all provided with the best amenities to ensure a memorable stay: satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, in-room safe, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities.
GETTING TO GENOA
Cristoforo Colombo Airport is the fastest way to reach Genoa, as well as the most spectacular, since the runway is almost entirely surrounded by the sea. Landing in Genoa, flying over the promontory of Portofino welcomes you with an unforgettable view of the city!
Genoa Airport provides several flights connections from major European Cities such as Rome, Munich, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Frankfurt, Athens, Barcelona and many others.
The airport is located a few kilometres away from the city centre to which it is connected by public transport. The public bus shuttle is called Volabus and it will take you to the city centre in approximately 20 minutes (the closest stop to the conference venue is Genoa Piazza Principe Train Station). Busses depart every 30 minutes.
You could also expect to arrive by plane to Milan (Malpensa and Linate International Airports) or to Pisa (Galileo Galilei International Airport). From both these cities you can easily reach Genoa by train within a 2-hour ride (see the by train section for more information).
The main Genoa train station, and also the closest to the Conference Venue, is Genoa Piazza Principe Station. Trains arrive to Genoa from Milan, Turin, Nice (France) and Rome. You can check the Italian National Railway Company web site for more information about roots and costs of your journey .
You can also get to Genoa by Car. Genoa can be reached by A7 highway coming from Milan, by A10 highway coming from France or Turin direction and by A12 highway for those coming from centre or southern Italy.
For those coming from A12 and A7 the best exit to reach the Conference Venue is Genoa Ovest. For those coming from A10 highway the viability is currently modified and the exit is forced at Genoa Sestri Ponente but that is also an optimal exit to reach Genoa city centre and the Conference Venue.
Genoa is a city of contrasts, sometimes of extremes. A city of surprises. For example, it is a city of art yet it is also an industrial centre. It has Italy’s largest port but nearby there are crowded beaches in Corso Italia; glass skyscrapers stand alongside medieval towers, modern offices are located in former palaces that are still largely intact. It is a “vertical” city on account of the height of the buildings and the lack of space in the warren of tiny alleyways (caruggi) and narrow cobbled paths (creuze) leading uphill and away from the coast. It is a city of contrasts also in terms of the light: dazzling when looking out to sea from Castelletto or Righi, dark and slightly threatening in the core of the old town. It is a city of contrasts in terms of the colours: the pastel shades of the facades side by side with grey and black slate. It is a city that has always been a crossroads of cultures and peoples. Genoa is also an impervious and solitary city. A place that takes time to appreciate but then grows on you and rewards you with one thrilling discovery after another. Genoa’s history dates back 26 centuries and legend has it that it was founded by Janus, the twofaced deity that presided over gates and doorways. Indeed, Genoa has always been a “gateway” to civilisation, linking East and West, the Mediterranean and Europe.
Genoa has always been the master of its own destiny. Allied with the ancient Romans against Carthage, Genoa was sacked and burnt by Hannibal’s brother, Magone. This tragedy has left its mark on collective Genoese consciousness and is reflected in the local dialect: “avere il magone” (u magun) means to fall into a state of depression. The city began its great era of expansion in the year 1000 and became a powerful maritime republic whose commercial influence and military dominion extended over much of the Mediterranean, with settlements as far away as the Black Sea. Under Andrea Doria, who became Priore Perpetuo in 1528, the Republic of Genoa reached the height of its power: this was the beginning of the “Century of the Genoese” – rich traders, extraordinary navigators and merchant bankers who financed the mighty Spanish empire ruled by Charles V. A stroll down Via Garibaldi will remind you very much of this past grandeur. Genoa also played a vital role in the Risorgimento with Mazzini, Mameli and many others. Garibaldi’s Mille, the 1000-strong expedition to annex Sicily, left from a rock in the suburb of Quarto. In the 20th century Genoa developed into a large modern port and became a major industrial city for Northern Italy. Today, it is a centre of technological innovation and high added value service industries as well as a place attracting ever increasing numbers of visitors. Genoa was “European Capital of Culture” in 2004 and in 2006 its system of “Palazzi dei Rolli e delle Strade Nuove” was declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
- Genoa Aquarium
Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genoa GE
- San Lorenzo Cathedral
Piazza San Lorenzo, 16123 Genoa GE
- Palazzo Ducale
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 9, 16123 Genoa GE
- De Ferrari Square
Piazza De Ferrari, 16121 Genoa GE
- Chiesa del Gesù e dei S. Ambrogio e Andrea
P.zza G. Matteotti, 9, 16123 Genoa GE
- “La Lanterna”, Genoa Lighthouse
Via alla Lanterna – 16126 Genoa
- Christopher Columbus House
Via di Porta Soprana, 16121 Genoa GE
- Santa Maria delle Vigne Church
Vico del Campanile delle Vigne, 5, 16123 Genoa GE
- Basilica dell’Annunziata
Piazza della Nunziata, 4, 16124 Genoa GE
- Palazzo Doria Tursi (Rolli Palaces)
Via Garibaldi, 9, 16124 Genoa GE
- Palazzo Bianco (Rolli Palaces)
Via Garibaldi, 11, 16124 Genoa GE
- Palazzo Rosso (Rolli Palaces)
Via Garibaldi, 18, 16124 Genoa GE
- Palazzo della Meridiana (Rolli Palaces)
Salita San Francesco 4, 16124 Genoa GE
- Palazzo Reale (Rolli Palaces)
Via Balbi, 10, 16126 Genoa GE
- Carlo Felice Theatre
Passo Montale Eugenio, 4, 16121 Genoa GE
- Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno
Piazzale Resasco, 16100 Genoa GE
- Castelletto Panoramic view point
Belvedere Luigi Montaldo, 16124 Genoa GE
- Boccadasse beach
Piazza Nettuno, 16146 Genoa GE
- Anaita Garibladi Seaside Walk
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi 16167 Genoa GE
- Villa Grimaldi Botanical Garden
Via Capolungo, 16167 Genoa GE