Venue and Accommodation

Course Location:

  • Placed in a central position within Europe, close to four international airports, the summer school is hosted in an outstanding old noble palace located on the shoreline of beautiful Lake Como. The Lake Como School is an international research facility running short term programmes on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects, sharing a common focus on advanced scientific fields. Find out more here:
  • The school will be held at Villa del Grumello, Via per Cernobbio 11, Como (Italy).


  • Villa del Grumello is 20 min on foot from Como city center – you can also take a bus, lines 6 and 11 (bus stop: “Como Via Regina Piscine Villa Olmo”, just after “Villa Olmo”).
  • From the main Train Station (Como S. Giovanni), the nearest bus stop to catch line 6 and 11 is “Piazzale Rocchetto”


Villa del Grumello has a guest house (“foresteria”) with 19 beds in 2- or 4-bed rooms. The rate is 36,30 euros per night (breakfast not included; a kitchen for self preparing breakfast is available). Please notice that only shared accommodation with other students is allowed (no accompanying persons).

Accommodation (arrival on Sunday and depature on Friday) is free of charge for 8 students belonging to the Universities that founded the Lake Como School (Univeristà dell’Insubria, Università di Milano, Università di Pavia, Università di Milano Bicocca, Politecnico di Milano). More details on the form.

To book a room via the School Secretariat: you can download and send the accommodation form.

*The secretariat will provide information on other accommodations available where to stay during the school.

Important! For all school speakers and attendees!

We have learned that third part companies are contacting school speakers and attendees offering to make travel arrangements (hotel and flight bookings) on our behalf and asking for credit card details in order to proceed. PLEASE NOTE these agencies are not authorized by us, this is most likely a fraud. For any doubt do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!