|Hotel Regina Elena
Lungomare Milite Ignoto 44
16038 Santa Margherita Ligure
Ph. (+39) 0185 287.003
Fax. (+39) 0185 284.473
Santa Margherita and Portofino in Ligura (map)
Santa Margherita surroundings (map)
|Genoa has a small but efficient airport which is very well connected
with downtown Genoa and its main train stations (Brignole and Porta
Principe). Please visit Cristoforo Colombo airport web
site for more information about the incoming fly routes. If you
cannot find a flight to Genoa, please consider Milan as an alternative
To reach Santa Margherita from Genoa (Cristoforo
Colombo) airport you can either:
To reach Santa Margherita from Milan (either Malpensa or Linate) airport you should take a shuttle bus to Milano Centrale train station (see here for more information about the shuttle to/from Malpensa). From Milano Centrale you can continue your journey to Santa Margherita by train (see "By train" instructions below).
|Santa Margherita is a small municipality with only one train
station on the Genoa-La Spezia-Rome railway. If you are leaving from Genoa (either
Brignole or Principe) take a "regionale" train with final
destination Sestri Levante or La Spezia. This kind of train most often stops
at Santa Margherita but check on the timetable to be sure.
If you are leaving from Milan, consider reaching Genoa using either an "Intercity" (relatively expensive, but comfortable) or "Interregionale" (cheaper, less comfortable).There are several final destinations that could be of use but be sure to check whether the train makes at least one stop in Genoa or Rapallo. "Intercity" and "Interregionale" trains most often do not stop at Santa Margherita so you should probably stop in Genoa or Rapallo and take another train from here. Rapallo is very close to Santa Margherita, so you can consider taking a taxi from there (6 Km distance, about 10 minutes, 10-15 euros fare). Consider placing a reservation for a seat when you travel by train from Milan to Genoa or Rapallo: it is a little more expensive, but it gives you some additional peace of mind.
To learn more about routes, schedules and fares, please visit the TRENITALIA web site (the railway transportation service).
|You can rent a car in Milan and Genoa airports. Please visit SocietÓ Autostrade web site for more information about Italian Motorways. In order to reach Santa Margherita you should take Motorway A12, go south, and exit at Rapallo. Consult any route finding site in order to find directions from Rapallo's exit to Santa Margherita.|