Directions by car:
To reach Il Timone by car exit at CARRODANO-LEVANTO on A12 Genova-Livorno and follow signs to Levanto and Monterosso al mare. After Levanto follow signs up hill towards Monterosso. At the top of the hill you will drive to a short tunnel. 400 meters after it you will see a left turn uphill toward La Spezia, Pignone and Vernazza. Ignore it. Keep on the road you are on (it keeps going left) ignoring also the downhill turn to the right for Monterosso-Fegina. After 5 Km. you will be in town and you'll find a gate that from March to November will close cars access to Monterosso old town. You can now park at the public parking and than walk through the gate and continue straight on the only street in front of you (via Roma) for one minute, you will find on the right the Post Office; Il Timone is one floor above the Post Office at Via Roma 75.
Directions by train:
Walking from Monterosso railway station to Il Timone. On exiting the railway station turn left along the sea front. After 300 meters pass through a short tunnel and under the railway bridge beyond this. Take via Roma (to the right of the arches of the church in front of you on the piazza) and continue for 300 meters until you pass, on your left a bank (Carispe), a supermarket, and then, still on your left, close to another bank (Carige) there is the Post Office. Il Timone is right there, one floor above the Post Office at Via Roma 75.