Built in 1926 and designed for storing goods, the Magazzini del Cotone building is Porto Antico’s main structure. Renovated in 1992 by architect Renzo Piano, these spaces are confirmed as one of the most popular locations for conventions, conferences and all types of events. Amidst innovation and tradition.

Inside the Magazzini del Cotone building is the Porto Antico Conference Centre with ample spaces and all possible solutions for a big event such as a IUMI conference.

An Auditorium of 1,480 seats, divisible into two mirror like rooms seating 740 each and a central stage designed as a theatre structure, adjustable to different heights perfect also for musical performances.

Twelve modular rooms and 8,500 square meters of exhibition space: charming rooms with views of the sea that adapt themselves to diverse fittings. The Conference Centre, fitted with the most advanced audio and video equipment, combines the charm of old architecture and modern and cutting-edge functionality.


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How to reach the Congress Centre
Magazzini del Cotone – Porto Antico

From Airport

  • Taxi: about Euro 13,00 (one way)
  • Bus: 30 minutes with shuttle bus Volabus (stop Piazza De Ferrari). Than from Piazza De Ferrari: subway to St. Giorgio Stop and than 15-minute walk, direction Porto Antico.

From Train Station Genova Piazza Principe

  • 15-minute walk direction Porto Antico
  • Bus: 10 minutes, line 1 or 9, from Marittima Principe F.S. to Piazza Caricamento Terminal
  • Subway: 5 minutes direction Brignole, San Giorgio Stop

From Highway

Exit at Genova Ovest and take “Sopraelevata” direction; after 3 km exit at 1st turnabout; at the end of the road continue 50 m. and turn right at 2nd intersection to access Porto Antico, between Mercato del Pesce and Guardia di Finanza.