Where is CREA2019 taking place

CREA Conference 2019 will take place in Sestri Levante, a quaint little town located on the breathtaking Italian Riviera. Sestri Levante is approximately 50km from Genova, 35km from Portofino, 55 km to the Cinque Terre and 120 km from Pisa.

In Sestri Levante there are two seas: the lively, animated sea of the baia delle favole, and the quiet, romantic sea of the baia del silenzio which is bound up with the ancient rituals of fishing and the rhythms of yesteryear. Together these two worlds account for the seductive power of a fishing village which seems to emerge almost naturally from the sea and which has become a welcoming and sophisticated tourist centre, with an additional touch of personality.

After walking its narrow, shady streets, coming out into the more vivid light to apprehend the immense blue of the sea becomes an even more dazzling and gratifying experience. And whichever of the two seas you choose to gaze at, one thing is certain: it is impossible to remain indifferent to so much beauty.

Sestri Levante - Italy

Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

CREA Conference participants and Facilitators are accommodated at Hotel Villa Balbi and 3 other hotels located at a walking distance. Rooms are allocated on a “first-registered first-served” basis. If you want to secure your spot at Villa Balbi, register quickly!

The accommodation fees include all meals and coffee breaks.

How to get there

From Genoa or Pisa Airports

Take the shuttle bus which will bring you directly to the train station. Then take a train to Sestri and then from the train station go to the Grand Hotel Villa Balbi, where CREA Reception Desk is. It is 10 min walk.

From Milan Airports

This works for both Linate or Malpensa airports:

Take a shuttle bus or the train to Milano Stazione Centrale and then a train to Sestri Levante. The ride is about 2 and a half hours long.