The Brignole station will be open during the summit days
The Shengen treaty don't will be suspended BUT the documents will be controlled at the borders
All the activities in the yellow zone will be free
The highway towards Genoa will be open
When to leave?
It is highly recommended to leave in time to be in Genoa by the 18th
This is the date when the security measures planned by the authorities
will start being fully operative.
The cities of Savona and La Spezia have been asked to set up camping
and reception areas. They could be useful as stages on the route to Genoa.
How to get there
Trains – Almost 1 station of the city will definitely be shut on the
18th and the following days, but the Brignole station will be open.
To this date we do not have precise information on the eventual arrangements
for special trains. Please contact your local organisations.
Please check the official sites for times and more information:
- FS (Italy):
- SNCF (France): http://www.sncf.fr
- SBB (Switzerland): http://www.sbb.ch/
- RENFE (Spain): http://www.renfe.es
- Germany: http://www.bahn.de/
- Belgium: http://www.b-rail.be/
Ferryboats - the seaport will be closed on the 18th or even earlier.
All the maritime traffic will be diverted to the port of Vado (1km. from Savona, 45km. from Genoa)
Aeroplanes - Starting on the 18th of July all air traffic will be diverted
to Bergamo, Milan, Pisa and Turin
Cars - on the 19th of July all the highways leading to Genoa will
be controlled but not patrolled.
Highways leading to Genoa
A7 Serravalle (Milano-Genova) exits: GE Genova Ovest.
A10 dei Fiori (Ventimiglia-Genova) from/to the West,
exits GE Voltri - GE Pegli - GE Aereoporto - GE Ovest
A12 (Rosignano-Genova) from and to the East,
exits GE Nervi e GE Est
A26 (Gravellona-Voltri) joins the A10 at Voltri Bolzaneto -
Routes to Genoa from France.
a)E74, A8, D124, N327 et da l'italie A10, E80m
b)Detournement Menton towards Sospel D2566, D93
a)N6, E70, A43 et da l'itale S24, A32
D902, N91, N94
Routes to Genoa from Switzerland
a) E27, A9, 9, 21 (Martigny-Aosta 74km)
b) 22 , A9, a Brig la 9 (Brig-Highway entrance 90Km)
A2, exit: Rancate
Routes to Genoa from Austria
A13, B182 Brennero
A10, A2, B83 Tarvisio
Routes to Genoa from Slovenia
1, 10 10-10, 10-5…many other options once in Gorizia (Friuli)
Please find excellent maps and detailed indications:
If you know anybody who can put you up, please make your own arrangements.
A list of hotels, pensions and B&B’s is now online
It is advisable to book largely in advance.
Please note that the local authorities and a media campaign have discouraged
many landlords from accepting demonstrators as guests. Journalists are
more easily accepted (get it?)
The youth hostel is open every day but it is absolutely necessary to
book in advance
Ostello Genova, Via Costanzi 120/n, tel/fax ++39 010 2422457, e-mail
We are trying to set up a welcoming network of private houses, flats
An ‘Adopt a demonstrator’ campaign will be launched, asking the citizens
of Genoa to give free and friendly accommodation to one or more demonstrators.
Two e-mail addresses will be available, respectively for hosts
and guests, to submit offers and requests of hospitality.
Members of staff will manage offers and requests of hospitality
trying to match them accordingly.
# Free public spaces
The Borough of Genoa and the Provincial and Regional Councils have
been talked by GSF into preparing a reception plan. They will provide the
use of empty schools, gyms and/or open areas. In this spaces there will
be working toilets and running water but no camp beds.
Once these structures will be assigned, GSF staff with the assistance
of voluntary local teams will co-ordinate and sorts out the places available.
To this date it is impossible to give any detail on this operation. We
want an accommodation for every person who’s coming to Genoa.
## ‘Private’ Structures
The internal census among the GSF is still going on. Many of the organisations
adhering to the GSF have spaces – clubs, party and union offices, parishes,
etc. - which can be used to accommodate people.
What's happening in town?
Free circulation will be severely limited in town during the days of
By official decree the prefect has established two security areas:
the Zona Rossa (Red Zone) and the Zona Gialla (Yellow Zone).
The Red Zone is where the summit will actually take place. In the Red
Zone access will be granted only to local residents in possession of an
appositely issued permit. The Yellow Zone is a vast area surrounding the
Red Zone. It has been set up for extra security.
Detailed maps of Red and Yellow Zones are available at:
Demos & marches
The Italian government is giving authorisation for all the demos in
This is a political victory for all of us.
15th – 22nd of July: Public Forum
www.genoa-g8.org/gpf-ita.htm Italian version
www.genoa-g8.org/gpf-eng.htm English version
19th of July: Migrants International March (route: Piazza Sarzano
- Stadio di Marassi)
20th of July: Actions of Civil Disobedience and ‘Theme’ squares (around
the Red Zone)
Some unions (Cobas e rdb) have called for a general strike and a big workers demonstrations
21st of July: International Mass Demo (route: Via Caprera - Corso
Italia - via G.Ferraris)
Go to the detailed description of the demonstrations
On our web site it is available a little document on legal self-defence.
Printed copies will be available in loco. Soon the English version will
be ready. It has been prepared by the GSF legal team in order to prevent
abuses, to know your rights and generally not to get into troubles.
Voluntary medical teams, nurses and doctors, will be at ready. We are
still working on it.
Take food and drinks for your trip
Take any medicine you need regularly
Take a hat and be generally prepared for hot weather
Do not carry any object that can be considered an offensive weapon
(i.e. Swiss Army Knives)
Always carry a valid I.D.