Sestri Levante is a nice seaside town, 50 km to the east of Genova, in the north-west of Italy. It can be easily reached by train: several long-distance trains stop in Sestri Levante. The easiest way to get to Sestri Levante from abroad is by plane landing in Genova, Pisa or Milan and then get a train. Please consult the Trenitalia website.
Sestri Levante is a touristic place: although end of September is not peak season, we highly recommend to book the accommodation as soon as possible. There are several accommodations in town, of various categories and prices, including Grand Hotel dei Castelli itself (please consult their website). Exploiting local public transportation by train or bus, it is even possible to stay in the nearby towns of Lavagna and Chiavari.