Venue Location
Name of Venue: Council Chambers (in Italian: Sala Consiliare, Comune di Diano Marina)
Venue Address: Piazza Martiri della Liberta', Diano Marina (IM), Italy
Venue Website: www.comune.diano-marina.imperia.it

Map of Venue Location [Direct Link to Google Maps]

Photos of Council Chambers and Venue Building
Location of City
[Map of southern Europe]

The location of Diano Marina (IM), Italy is along the Italian Riviera of Flowers, east of Monaco and the French border. The map on the left of southern Europe shows Imperia's location as labelled 'A'.

[Map of the City of Imperia and Diano Marina (IM), Italy]
The map on the right is a closeup of the City of Imperia, divided between Imperia West called Porto Maurizio, Imperia East called Oneglia, and the town of Diano Marina (IM) located in the eastern most section of the map as labelled 'A'.

For more details of these images follow the direct link coded to the venue for the conference from [Google Maps].

Conference Programme Timetable
 6 November 2009 - DAY - Friday 
 11:00-14:00 Conference Registration Opens 
 14:00-16:00 Day 1, Conference Formally Starts 
 16:00-16:30 Coffee Break 
 16:30-18:00 Day 1, Conference End Time 

 7 November 2009 - DAY 2 - Saturday 
 09:45-11:00 Day 2, Conference Start Time 
 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 
 11:30-13:00 Conference Time Continued 
 13:00-14:00 Lunch 
14:00-16:00 Conference Time Continued 
 16:00-16:30 Day 2, Coffee Break and Conference End Time 

 8 November 2009 - DAY 3 - Sunday 
 10:00-13:00 Day 3, Conference Start Time 
 13:00-14:00 Lunch 

 14:00-14:30 Day 3, Conference Formally Ends 

Accommodation arrangements should be made within the municipality of Diano Marina (IM) (in Italian: Comune di Diano Marina (IM)). As the municipality of Diano Marina is not very large (approximately 3 km long) with the train station positioned in the middle of town (a couple hundred meters back from the beach) and the conference venue will be in walking distance to almost any accommodation within the town. Payment for accommodation will be made upon arrival, pre-booking is highly recommended.

Option 1. Accommodations can be booked directly via email and/or use of online hotel communication. A list of available online accommodation with prices is available directly from the following website Visit Riviera dei Fiori, Diano Marina Accommodation [www.visitrivieradeifiori.it]. There is 10 webpages of accommodation listed here, with a wide variety of accommodation needs and prices.

Recommended Accommodation (email bookings):
4 Star Hotel, Eden Park, Via G. Ardoino 70  [www.edenparkdiano.it]  [Recommended]
Eden Park is one of the top hotels is the area. It is beachfront and requires a taxi service from the train station. It is approximately 2km from the conference venue.

3 Star Hotel, Hotel Morchio B&B, Viale Matteotti 32 [www.hotelmorchio.com]  [Highly Recommended]
Hotel Morchio B&B is very close to both the train station and conference venue. It is the most conveniently located accommodation for the conference. It is positioned basically in the middle of the two. To make a reservation please email the hotel directly.

3 Star Hotel, Nettuno, Via Sant'Elmo 14  [www.hnettuno.it]  [Recommended]
Nettuno is approximately 600m from the train station and 700m from the conference venue. It sits on the eastern edge of town and overlooks the marine coast of Diano Marina. Reservations must be made via direct communication with the hotel.

Option 2. Under special circumstances, accommodation can be booked by the Centre but it is preferred that individuals deal with hotel accommodation without the Centre acting as a managing middle-entity. If necessary, the following two recommended hotels can be made by emailing the Centre your intended day of arrival and departure and we will book the reservation for you.

Other hotels that are open during the conference period:
(3 Star) Hotel Royal Esplanade (3 Star Hotel), Viale Kennedy 107  [www.royalesplanade.it]  [Highly Recommended]               
Hotel Royal Esplanade is basically in the middle of town and is easily accessible to the train station and conference venue. It is approximately 500m from both. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel online via email. If necessary the Centre can arrange bookings (this may take up to 5 business days to confirm).

(1 Star) Hotel De La Ville -- VIA GARIBALDI, 2 -- Telephone: +39 0183494655
(1 Star) Hotel Villa Anna -- Via F. Agnese,15 -- Telephone: +39 0183495505
(Residences) Residence Bemar / Residence Villa Dia Mia / Residence Villa Orizzonte [www.bemar-orizzonte.it]

Transport and Travel to Diano Marina (IM), Italy
Italian National Train Service
Ferrovie dello Stato, TrenItalia website [www.ferroviedellostato.it]
All trains on the Italian Riviera of Flowers (Riviera dei Fiori) stop at Diano Marina (IM) and the conference venue is approximately 300m from the Diano Marina train station.

Photos of Diano Marina Train Station



Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur (NCE) [www.nice.aeroport.fr]
Distance to Diano Marina (IM): 90km
Nice, France is located west of the City of Imperia.
There are all-day trains from Nice to Imperia.
Train tickets can be purchased at the Nice train station.
From the Nice airport there is also a very limited bus service to Imperia (leaves once a day).

Aeroporto di Genova (GOA) [www.airport.genova.it]
Distance to Diano Marina (IM): 100km
Genova (Genoa in English) is the capital city of the region of Liguria.
There is limited flights in and out of this airport but it is very convenient for travel to and from Imperia.
A shuttle bus is available from the airport to Genova's Stazione Principe train station where trains for Imperia leave approximately every hour.
Train tickets can be purchased at Genova's Stazione Principe train station.

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) [www.sea-aeroportimilano.it]
Milan Linate International Airport (LIN)
Distance to Diano Marina (IM): 290km
Milan is the closest major metropolis to Imperia.
Malpensa is the largest of the two airports and has a train service directly within the airport to Milan Central train station.
From either airport you will need to go to Milan Central train station where train tickets can be purchased to Imperia.
Trains leave approximately every few hours.

Tourism Details
Background Information from Wikipedia
Diano Marina (IM) [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diano_Marina]
Province of Imperia [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Imperia]
Travel Guide website [www.world66.com/europe/italy/liguria/dianomarina]
Visit Italian Riviera of Flowers website [www.visitrivieradeifiori.it]
Camping Diano Marina website [www.campingdianomarina.it/eng/diano-marina.asp]

Diano Marina (IM), Italy Pictures
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