|Maps and directions of Genoa are a must, especially in case you travel to Genoa by car, since this is one of the most complex and hard-to-follow city centre throughout Italy.
For those travelling to Genoa and to the Locanda di Palazzo Cicala by train, the nearest railway station is Genova Brignole. It takes 15-20 minutes walking, while it is only 5 minutes away by bus or taxi. In case we suggest, also in the city centre, the railway station of Genova Principe.
For those flying over to Genoa, the city centre is 16 km away from the Cristoforo Colombo Airport. Some options to reach us: the Volabus (a special bus that travels from the airport to the city centre every 30 minutes); ordinary Autobus: line nr. 124 up to Cornigliano and then line nr. 1 up to Piazza Caricamento and from that point, by foot up to the hotel (10-15 minutes) – Taxi which is just outside the airport
For those travelling by car we suggest to follow our detailed directions about “how to reach us” that we usually send by e-mail to our guests, attached to the confirmation of the reservation, and, in any case, to everyone who asks them to us. Below the most important main possibilities if you will arrive by car.
Arriving from the highway (both for those arriving from South and for those arriving from North) we suggest the exit Genova Ovest and to follow the direction to Sopraelevata (literally, it is a street above ground level) towards the city centre; take the 2nd exit and follow the indication Prefettura/De Ferrari. At that point, follow the main parking directions: City Park – Parcheggio Piccapietra or others in the area (we suggest you to park your car, the hotel is not too far from the parking facilities). Getting out from the parking you need to walk to Piazza De Ferrari, the main square of the city with a fountain in the middle. From the square look for Palazzo Ducale, reach it, put your shoulders to the palace and take the steps street on the right in direction Piazza Matteotti.
Cross Piazza Matteotti and follow the street in front of you (the road goes down): Via San Lorenzo. Walk down along Via San Lorenzo until you reach the San Lorenzo Cathedral (about 150/200 meters). The Locanda is located on the 1st floor in the palace just opposite the Cathedral, and next to the bar Oltreconfine.
It is also possible to reach the hotel by car (we suggest you this option only if you are travelling with a lot of luggage). Once you have left the highway, follow the indication Sopraelevata. Having the Prefettura on your left, please drive along staying of the left, cross the 2 trafficlights you will meet and you will reach Via Vernazza. Follow this road until you reach the trafficlights located on a large cross-roads; cross this cross-roads, having the Piazza De Ferrari on your right and Via XX Settembre and Via Dante on your left. At this point you have reached Via Petrarca. Drive along Via Petrarca and at the cross-roads turn right (from here onwards there is the ZTL, which is an area where you can drive through only by having a permission; ask the hotel reception upon arrival); you are now in Piazza Matteotti. Keep driving until the end of the square where the pedestrian area begins; this is Via San Lorenzo, where no cars are allowed. At this point turn right (as a reference you will have the shop Radif on the corner) in Via Tommaso Reggio (this is the only option). Drive along Via Tommaso Reggio, cross Via di Scurreria and at this point you are in Piazza Invrea: the hotel is on the left at 10 meters away, just next to the Oltreconfine bar on Piazza San Lorenzo. Here you can park your car for 5-10 minutes, time to leave your luggage and make check-in at the reception.
Besides maps and directions in Genoa, our reception staff is always available to help with more detailed information.