Climate and Clothing
The weather in Genoa in May is pleasantly warm during the whole day, with temperature ranging from 18°to 25°C.
We advise you to bring warmer clothes for the evening..
Dress code will be informal throughout the Congress. Black tie is required for the Opening Ceremony and Social Dinner..
The Euro is the valid currency in Italy. Foreign currency may be exchanged and travelers cheques or Eurocheques may be cashed at the banks in Genoa.
Opening Hours for Banks in Italy: 8.30 a.m to 01.00 p.m., 2.30 p.m. to 04.00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
The time in Genoa is GMT +1.
Important Phone Numbers
Taxis in Genoa:+39 010 5966
The larger stores in Genoa are open from 9.00 a.m. to 07.30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.
Only large chain stores are open on Sunday.
In Italy all public indoor areas, including buses and taxis, are strictly non smoking areas.
Transportation in Genoa
Most of the Congress hotels and Social program sites are located within walking distance.
Public Transportation in Genoa
Tickets can be purchased from newsstands or from tobacconists. One ticket (valid for an hour and a half) costs 1.50 Euros.
The public transport in Genoa includes buses and trains that connect all the districts of the city: it is available a ticket for both uses and trains within the borders of the City.
From the airport it is available the Volabus service, a bus that connect the airport to the City Center.
Taxis can either be booked by telephone or from marked taxistops.