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=== The school ===
 
=== The school ===
 
* Google Maps gets it a bit wrong by address - it is right about [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=44.267703,9.391883&t=h&sll=44.26781,9.392796&sspn=0.001821,0.004823&dirflg=w&ie=UTF8&ll=44.267514,9.392645&spn=0.001821,0.004823&z=18 here]
 
* Google Maps gets it a bit wrong by address - it is right about [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=44.267703,9.391883&t=h&sll=44.26781,9.392796&sspn=0.001821,0.004823&dirflg=w&ie=UTF8&ll=44.267514,9.392645&spn=0.001821,0.004823&z=18 here]
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=== FAQ ===
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* Do the Trenitalia ticket machines accept American credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)?
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* How much is the volabus in Genoa? Do I need to use exact change?
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* Will my American ATM card work in Italy?
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* The venue page lists two hotels, the Due Mari and the Mira. Which one am I in?
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* Should I walk the 1.1 km to the hotel or take a taxi?

Revision as of 23:31, 10 July 2011

This information was valid last year (2010). If you find any problems, please fix or email the school organizers.

Getting to Sestri Levante

You can find official instructions from the Sestri Levante tourist site here:

Arriving in Genoa airport

If you are arriving into Genoa airport, there is a bus shuttle ("volabus") that will take you to a train station ("Genova Principe" or "Genova Piazza Principe" -- pronounced PRIN-chee-pay where chee is the sound in cheese). From that station you can easily get to Sestri Levante. There are ticket vending machines that work in all languages. You can preview your route here:

Once at Sestri Levante train station

The school

  • Google Maps gets it a bit wrong by address - it is right about here

FAQ

  • Do the Trenitalia ticket machines accept American credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)?
  • How much is the volabus in Genoa? Do I need to use exact change?
  • Will my American ATM card work in Italy?
  • The venue page lists two hotels, the Due Mari and the Mira. Which one am I in?
  • Should I walk the 1.1 km to the hotel or take a taxi?