Dipartimento di Matematica

Università degli Studi di Genova

How to get to the Department

The Department of Mathematics (DIMA) is at via Dodecaneso 35, 16146 Genova, in the area called "Valletta Puggia" not far from corso Europa which is the main road which runs through the eastern part of Genoa, from the town centre to Nervi. Look at the more detailed map. DIMA is also on Google Maps.

GPS users can download the directions here.

There are regular buses from the main stations Brignole and Principe. We strongly recommend to get off the train at Brignole.

Outside Stazione Brignole, buses which go to Corso Gastaldi are 17, 17/, 17//, 28, 44, 45, 85, 86 ,87. All stop at the platform marked "Bus: levante" away from the station. You have to get off bus 17 near Ospedale San Martino, in front of Blockbuster. You should ask a passenger to tell you when you are near. It is easy to recognize when you are on corso Gastaldi because it is a very large road which climbs up and has railroad tracks on its left. It ends just after the tracks disappear. However if you are on bus 28, 44, 45, 85, 86, 87, note that these buses leave Corso Gastaldi and enter Via San Martino. You should get off at the second stop on Via San Martino (when crossing via Papigliano). Then follow the instructions of the map.

From Stazione Principe, you may cross the square Piazza Acquaverde to the corner with via Balbi and take bus 28 (towards Pronto Soccorso S. Martino) which reaches Corso Gastaldi and via San Martino; get off the bus after 16 stops at S. Martino 2-Papigliano; this is a rather long itinerary. Alternatively, you may take any bus at the corner with via Balbi, get off at Piazza della Nunziata after 2 bus stop and then take one of the buses 18, 37, 39, 40 to go to Stazione Brignole. A better alternative is to take one of the frequent trains from Principe to Brignole.

For more information on buses, visit the company's web site; see also this useful form

Bus tickets
You can buy bus tickets at tobacconists', newagents', at ticket counters outside the main train stations (at Brignole there is a ticket counter on the third bus platform), and on the bus. A ticket is 1.20 Euro (but on the bus it is 2.00 Euro). It is valid for 90 mins. on buses and trains in the metropolitan area, e.g. from Principe to Brignole.

By train
There are many fast trains from Milano Centrale to Genova Principe (some of these continue to Brignole), approximately one every hour. An InterCity train leaves every other hour from 9.10 to 19.10. There are also many fast trains from Pisa Centrale to Brignole and from Torino. A 2nd class ticket for a normal train is around 8 Euro for an InterCity train is around 13 Euro. Check if the train you want to catch has any particular condition for travel. For information and timetables, visit the Trenitalia web site.

By car
If you arrive by car at Genoa on one of the motorways, you should take Exit Genova Nervi, on motorway A12, Genova-Livorno. If you are on another motorway, follow the directions for A12 Livorno. From the exit follow the directions for CENTRO. They will take you very soon on Corso Europa. You must turn left on via Corridoni, the first allowed left turn on corso Gastaldi which just continues corso Europa after passing Ospedale San Martino. You may spot a sign on the left directing to the Facoltà di Ingegneria. After a few bends, the road becomes via Monte Zovetto, then via Perosio, and enters piazza Leonardo da Vinci. Turn left in the square, pass the first traffic light and get into via Boselli, left again at the next traffic light, and left once more into via Pisa. Finally take the second right into via Flora, this continues into via Dodecaneso. The entrance to the site is after the street narrows, and DIMA is at the far end of the building.

By plane
Once you get to Genoa airport, you can get on a shuttle bus (called "Volabus") from Genoa airport to the stations of Principe and Brignole and the City Centre. The ticket is 4 Euro and can be bought on the bus. Click here for the timetable.

A taxi ride between the airport and the Department is approx. 23 Euro.

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