Expressive 2019 is officially co-located with Eurographics 2019 this year, and will start and end shortly before Eurographics 2019. The symposium will be held in the Monumental building of Casa Paganini-InfoMus, University of Genoa, Italy, which is only 900m away from The Porto Antico Conference Center at Magazzini del Cotone (the venue of Eurographics 2019).
Hosting institution:Casa Paganini-InfoMus Research Centre, DIBRIS, University of Genoa
Piazza di Santa Maria in Passione, 34
16123 Genova GE, Italy
with the partial support of: EU Horizon 2020 FET PROACTIVE project EnTimeMent n.824160 (2019-2022)
Travel to Genoa
The most convenient way of travelling to Genoa is by flight to Aeroporto di Genova. This airport serves direct flights from and to many Italian and European cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bristol, Bucharest, Copenaghen, Frankfurt, Ibiza, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Moscow, Paris, Tirana, and the main towns in Italy (Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Palermo, and Rome).
The major Italian international hubs of Milan (MXP and LIN) are connected to Genoa by train or coach; the hub of Rome (FCO) is connected to Genoa by multiple flights and trains. A detailed overview is available from the Eurographics 2019 website.
Travel to Casa Paganini
Getting to Casa Paganini from Genoa’s airport is a 15-minute taxi ride (7,5 Km). Here is how to reach it by public transportation:
From the airport, catch the Volabus (timetable) and stop in Principe or Brignole railway stations then follow directions from point 2. You may also take a taxi and ask to be brought to piazza Dante, then follow directions from point 4.
From Brignole (terminal of the airport bus) or Principe railway stations, get the metro line and stop at Sarzano Sant’Agostino then follow directions from point 6.
If you come from Piazza De Ferrari, go to Piazza Dante and follow directions from point 4.
On a side of Piazza Dante, there is an ancient gate (Porta Soprana) with two towers. Go to that gate and immediately after it turn left in Via di Ravecca.
Walk up Via Ravecca up to a square with an ancient well in the center (Piazza di Sarzano).
Cross the square. On the other side, at the end of the square turn right in Salita San Silvestro and go up. At the end of the slope, turn left. On your right there will be an archaeological area in the site where it is still possible to see an ancient church bombed during World War II.
At the end of the archaeological area you will find a small square on the right. Casa Paganini is in that square just in front of you.
The conference venue is close to a large number of accommodation possibilities, including hotels and bed&breakfasts. Attendees of Eurographics 2019 and co-located events are able to book from a selection of suggested hotels via The Convention Bureau Genova until March 31, 2019. We also recommend booking your accommodation using your preferred hotel-booking platforms to secure best prices.
We remind attendees that Genova is a popular touristic destination in May, and warmly suggest you book your accommodation well in advance! If there are any difficulties in securing accommodation for the symposium, please directly contact the general chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Breaks and Lunch
Coffee and lunch breaks will be held at Santa Maria di Castello, which is a 1-minute walk (120m) from Casa Paganini.
Genoa (Italian, Genova - Genoese, Zena) is a historical port city in northern Italy, the capital of the Region of Liguria. Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade centre. However, with its multitude of hidden gems behind cozy alleyways, excellent cuisine, renovated old port, beautiful sights, the largest medieval city center in Europe, and the magnificent “Palazzi dei Rolli” (a series of noble abodes in the Renaissance and Baroque styles, UNESCO World Heritage Sites) have made Genoa an enticing place and a popular tourist destination. It’s really hard to list the things to see in Genoa: the Palazzo Ducale (the Doges’ residence since 1339), the Aquarium of Genoa (one of the biggest in Europe), the Galata Museum of the Sea, the Churches & the Cathedral and their astonishing artworks, Palazzo Rosso e Palazzo Bianco (amazing noble residences and important art museums), La Città dei bambini e dei ragazzi (a large facility dedicated to children), the old sailors’ neighborhood of Boccadasse, and much more! With pastel-coloured terracotta-roofed houses, lovely seaside villas, and also several luxurious boutiques, Genoa is a must see if you want to experience the “quintessential” Italy.
Liguria is on the north-west coast of Italy. It is a narrow strip of land, bordered by the sea, the Alps, and the Apennine Mountains. Separated by mountains from the rest of Italy, and warmed by the green-blue waters of the Mediterranean, Liguria enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate year round, an ideal area for growing flowers, grapes, lemons, and olives. Rain is quite variable and more abundant in autumn and winter. Lush vegetation, a mild climate and mountains that meet the sea: this is Liguria at the glance! Known as the Italian Riviera, the region stretches from the French border to Tuscany. Liguria’s coastline is one to remember — lovely beaches that alternate with rocky promontories, small coves, calm bays, and sheer cliffs that plunge into the sea. Sophisticated resorts, medieval towns, quaint fishing villages, and bustling ports are spread across this unforgettable landscape. The coast of Liguria is a collection of magical spots and popular tourist attractions such as - only to name a few - the brightly-colored houses of Portofino, the amazing five villages of Le Cinque Terre, and the breathtaking climbs upon cliffs in Finale Ligure.
In a long report in the Travel section of The New York Times, Michael Frank tries to explain why Genoa is such a captivating destination describing the secrets of a city that is still to be fully discovered. LINK
The Guardian’s article on Genoa: A local’s guide to Genoa: 10 top tips. LINK
Regional Agency for Tourism Promotion. LINK
Visit Genoa (tourist information). LINK
Palazzi dei Rolli (UNESCO World Heritage Sites). LINK
Genoa City Guide. LINK
Genoa for kids, a nice blog: LINK
Genoa is a lively city, and you might enjoy some great events during your stay!
Here are the main events in calendar - find out more at www.visitgenoa.it/en/eventi.
Rolli Palaces are the sumptuous estates which belonged to the Genoese aristocracy and were built to demonstrate its finesse, elegance and richness, part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 2006. Genoa celebrates the Rolli Days with a voyage through the splendours of the Renaissance and Baroque style in Genoa: many of these richly decorated buildings, full of history, will open to the public to unveil the secrets of Genoa and its families.
The international event organized by Slow Food Italy and the Liguria Region, that combines food and environmental themes regarding the safeguard of the sea and sea creatures, will take place in the beautiful setting of the Porto Antico of Genoa. The event will allow to discover the marine environment and fish resources in a simple and enjoyable way thanks to laboratories and meetings for all those who want to know more about fish consumption, on its effects on health and the impact of fishing on marine ecosystems. The event features Taste Workshops, cooking school lessons and ludic events, and strolling along the many stands set up for the event in Porto Antico you can taste and buy local fish specialities accompanied by italian wine or craft beer!