The venue of the Symposium is the Savona University Campus, located in Savona, Italy.

The Symposium site is easily accessible by car and by train, since the Savona University Campus is very close to the “Savona” freeway exit and 10 minutes by bus from the railway station.

The Symposium site is also very close to the city centre with shops, restaurants and monuments to visit (10 minutes by bus/car, 30 minutes walking). 

By plane

The nearest international airport is situated in Genova (45 km from Savona). To reach Savona from Genova airport, it is necessary to take a bus to “Genova Sestri Ponente Aeroporto” railway station and, then, take a train to “Savona” railway station.

Other close airports are in Milan (220 km from Savona) and Nice (150 km far from Savona).

By train

“Savona” railway station is 3 kilometres far from the Savona University Campus. From the railway station it is possible to reach the Campus by taxi or by bus (Line 1 or 4).

By car

The Savona University Campus is 2 kilometres far from the “Savona” highway exit. To reach the Campus follow the signs towards “City centre” and then  towards “Municipal stadium”, “Swimming pool” and “University”.


The Savona University Campus ( is a decentralized research and teaching facility of the University of Genova, located in Savona, Italy.

The Campus offers courses in Engineering, tailored to the environment, energy and management science sectors, Health & Sport Sciences, Nursing and Media Sciences, to more than 1700 students. At the Savona Campus, the Engineering laboratories are active in the fields of renewable energy systems, control of transportation systems, decision support systems for logistic networks, combustion processes, smart grids, simulation and optimization of complex systems.

In the area of Savona University Campus, there are 10 buildings hosting classrooms, study halls, laboratories, one library, service centres, cafeteria and canteen, students accommodations, and more than 15 SMEs. Different sport facilities are present, such as a tennis court, a football field and a gym.

In November 2016, the Savona University Campus joined the ISCN – International Sustainable Campus Network ( This network, founded in 2007, is a global forum for leading universities to exchange ideas and best practices for integrating sustainability into campus operations, research and teaching. To date, over 85 Members represent top-tier colleges and universities from over 30 countries all over the world.

In 2017,  the Savona University Campus was one of the 5 world finalists of ISCN award in the “Building and Innovative Infrastructure” category thanks to its innovative and energy-efficient research infrastructures  of the Smart Polygeneration Microgrid and Smart Energy Building (


Savona is a city of about 60,000 inhabitants, 45 km far from Genoa, the capital of Liguria Region, Italy.

The city of Savona has a lot to offer to tourists and visitors, local little shops, museums and monuments in the old city centre and in the old port area, as well as beaches and mountains for outdoor activities.

Savona surroundings along the coast are worth a visit. Tourists interested in exploring the Riviera can easily find beautiful beaches, natural landscapes and ancient villages in the close municipalities of Noli, Spotorno and Varigotti.

Finale Ligure, the new capital of the outdoors of Liguria, offers various options for sport activities, while Albissola Marina and Albisola Superiore boast, besides a relaxing seaside environment, many workshops of the famous pottery.


A set of hotels of different categories are available, both at a walking distance from the Symposium site and in the city historical centre.