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Como is located in the enchanting area of Lake Como, and has a lot to offer to conference organizers and participants: from the wonderful landscape to many suggestions about culture, leisure and art, as well as a variety of accomodation and conference facilities (find out more here!).

Como is easily reached by plane, being close to both the Milan Airports of Malpensa and Linate. Como is also very well connected by trains to all of the major European Cities. Frequent and fast train service connects Como to Milan or to Switzerland daily. Driving to Como is also very easy and pleasant, either by fast highways or by scenic mountain roads. For visitors arriving by plane, Lugano airport is only a 20-minute drive from Villa del Grumello, where Centro Volta holds its premises, and Malpensa, Bergamo, and Linate airports are roughly 45-60 minutes away. Motorists will find their journey just as easy; the “Como Nord” exit on the A9 motorway from Milan takes them virtually to the gates of Villa Olmo, parking facilities surround the area.

Villa del Grumello is served by two railway lines Ferrovie Nord Milano, with a station at “Como Lago”, and Italian State Railways, whose Como S. Giovanni station is on the international Milan-Chiasso line.

Please note: information below is regularly updated by our staff. Anyway, please check with the operator using the listed websites before organizing your trip!

By Plane:

From Milan - Malpensa Airport http://www1.seamilano.eu/landing/index_en.html

 

A) 1. Malpensa EXPRESS  from Milan-Malpensa Airport to Saranno station and change for Como Lago FNM Station (1 hour approx ).
Timetable and Further information available at http://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/ .


2. Como town center can be reached on foot from the station. Villa del Grumello is 2,5 km from the town centre (towards Cernobbio) and can be reached by tax or bus (ASF Bus Line n. 11, timetable and information at the web page http://www.asfautolinee.it/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=5Z93oHIji_A%3d&tabid=247&mid=2331&language=en-US).

 

B) By bus: take one of the two lines of bus that goes to Switzerland: malpensaexpress.ch and Lugano Servizi, stop in Chiasso then take ASF Bus Line n. 1 to reach Como (timetable and information at the ASF Bus line website).

C) Taxi from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como (€ 100 approx; about 40/60 minutes; please aks the fare to the taxi driver before leaving!)

From Milan Linate Airport  http://www1.seamilano.eu/landing/index_en.html

A) 1.Bus STARFLY from Milan Linate Airport to Milan Central Railway Station (every 30 minutes, tickets can be bought on board) http://www.starfly.net.

2.Trains from Milan Central Railway Station to Como San Giovanni Station. Timetable and further information at the web page  http://www.trenitalia.com. Como town center can be reached on foot from the station. Villa del Grumello is 2,5 km from the town centre (towards Cernobbio) and can be reached by tax or bus (ASF Bus Line n. 11, timetable and information at the web page http://www.asfautolinee.it/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=5Z93oHIji_A%3d&tabid=247&mid=2331&language=en-US).

B) Taxi from Milan Linate Airport to Como.

From Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport http://www.sacbo.it/Airpor/portalProcess.jsp?languageID=2

A) Trains  You can reach Bergamo railway station by bus (ATB line http://www.atb.bergamo.it/ENG/homepage.aspx) from the airport. The bus stops at bus stop no. 12 at the nearby bus station.

Timetable and details on: http://www.sacbo.it/Editorial/newsCategoryViewProcess.jsp?editorialID=2656&currentMenu=2175

From the Bergamo railway station, catch a train to Como (check the http://www.trenitalia.com/ website)

C) Taxi from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport to Como (1 hour 30 minutes approx, ask the fare to the driver before leaving!).

From Lugano Agno Airport http://www.lugano-airport.ch/en/passengers/check-in

Shuttle from Lugano Airport to Lugano Railway Station (10-15 minutes approx).

Timetable and further information available at  http://www.shuttle-bus.com/

From Lugano Railway Station, trains approx every hour, check timetable and fares at http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html.

By train:

International railway line:
- North Europa - Basilea - Chiasso - Como
- North Europa - Zurigo - Chiasso – Como


Timetable and information at the website:
http://www.trenitalia.com/

By car:

From Milan: motorway A9, exit Como Monte Olimpino or Lago di Como

From Switzerland: motorway A9, exit Lago di Como