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Location, accommodation & travel information

Venue & accommodation

Hybrid Materials 2022 will take place at the Genoa Conference Center in Genoa, Northern Italy.

Located inside Porto Antico’s historical Cotton Warehouses, this dedicated conference space is close to the airport, train stations and hotels and is within a short walking distance of the Rolli Palaces, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Porto Antico di Genova – Centro Congressi(opens in new tab/window) Calata Molo Vecchio 15 Modulo 5 – 1° Level 16128 Genova – Italy Tel: +39 010 2485620

A variety of accommodation is available to suit all budgets within walking distance of the Genoa Conference Center. Please book via the following link:

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  • Prices are per room, per night and inclusive of VAT, services and breakfast. The city tax is not included (€ 3.00 4 star hotel - € 1.50 3 star hotel) to be paid at check out.

  • Direct payment at the hotel at check out, the credit card is provided for the sole purpose of guaranteeing the reservation.

  • During the confirmation phase, the terms of the cancellation penalties will be communicated.

  • Booking confirmations will be forwarded within 24/48 hours from the initial request.

  • Please kindly reserve accommodation by the 30 June 2022, after this date, accommodation is subject to availability at the prevailing rates.

  • For further hotel information, please contact [email protected](opens in new tab/window).

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Elsevier has learned that a third-party company, Exhibitor Housing Services (EHS), also operating under the name Exhibitor Housing Management (EHM), Traveller Point (TP) and Travel Housing team (THT) are targeting Elsevier conference speakers and attendees with a fraudulent travel and hotel booking scheme. The companies are calling and/or emailing conference speakers and attendees and falsely claiming it is the “official” housing bureau and/or authorized by Elsevier to book hotel and/or travel accommodations for the conference. This is entirely FALSE. Elsevier is not affiliated in any way with EHS, EHM, TP or THT.

Travel information

By air

Cristoforo Colombo Airport is approximately 8km from the conference venue and is easy to access either by public transport or by taxi, for more information please visit in new tab/window)

By train

The city's central stations are Genova Piazza Principe - Piazza Acquaverde 4 (the main departure/arrival point to and from the North and West) and Genova Brignole - Piazza Verdi 1 (the main departure/arrival point for connections to the East and South).

Genoa is also connected by daily direct Thello trains to the South of France; arrivals and departures from/to Monte Carlo, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Saint-Raphael, Toulon, Marseille, without border train changes.

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Local area and things to do

Porto Antico is in the heart of Genoa’s tourist attractions, there are museums, cultural centres, shopping galleries, restaurants, bars, a movie theatre and culinary centres of excellence.

Genoa Aquarium, one of Europe’s largest, most visited marine parks, with 70 fish pools takes visitors on an underwater journey from the Mediterranean seabed to the Madagascar lagoon passing through coral reefs and Antarctic icebergs. The recently installed Dolphin Pavilion enhances the tour and offers a view of the animals from outdoors and above the pool glass.

The Bigo, recalling the cranes once built on cargo ships, supports the panoramic elevator, symbol of Porto Antico from where you can enjoy at a height of 40 meters a striking view of the port area and the old city centre.

Across, thematic restaurants and Eataly’s high-quality food products, The National Antarctic museum and Piazza delle Feste overlooking the water in winter hosts an ice skating rink and in summer an open-air theatre.

The imposing Porta Siberia, designed by Galeazzo Alessi and built in 1550 houses the museum dedicated to the art of Emanuele Luzzati.

On the opposite side of Porto Antico’s pier, stimulating historical and marine activities at the Galata Maritime Museum, the S518 Nazario Sauro, Italy’s largest underwater submarine museum and finally, moored close to the Galata, the vessel used in Roman Polanski’s film “Pirati”.

Tourist Information Contact Centre Web: in new tab/window) Currency: Euro

Conference dinner

An optional conference dinner will take place on Friday 21 October 2022 at Villa lo Zerbino.

Villa  Balbi Durazzo Gropallo allo Zerbino, known more familiarly as the Villa lo Zerbino, is a perfectly preserved 17th century  stately home in the centre of Genoa, surrounded by large gardens with a view of the sea and overlooking the city.

Book now to enjoy an informal, sociable evening with your colleagues. Tickets to the dinner cost EUR 65.00 (+ VAT) which includes:

  • Aperitifs

  • 3 course dinner

  • Wine and soft drinks

  • Return coach transfer (return stops will be made at the Convention Centre and Piazza de Ferrari)

  • The opportunity to interact with the invited speakers in a relaxed environment

Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment please book early via the online registration system(opens in new tab/window)

Conference Dinner

Villa lo Zerbino, Genoa, Italy