Venue and Accomodation


The School is housed at Villa del Grumello, which is set in a stunning park overlooking the first basin of the Como lake .
It is framed by century-old trees and enchants its visitors with its delicate atmosphere and its harmonious setting.

Driving force of the development of the Larian area, the Villa is a reference point for culture, science, and the business community. Returned to its original prestige, it meets the diverse requirements of its new role as a leading centre for the City of Como. A venue of international significance, the Villa is the ideal location to host conventions, conferences, courses, meetings, fashion shows, and art events.

How to get there

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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”). 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). IMPORTANT : GUEST HOUSE IS FULLY BOOKED!

It is possible to book directly at the Hostel Ostello Bello (;  email: ). The hostel is 15 minutes walking from Villa del Grumello and it is possible to get a discount reporting you are attending a School organized by Fondazione Alessandro Volta.


IMPORTANT NOTICE for all school lecturers and attendees:

We have been informed that someone tried to contact school speakers and attendees offering travel arrangements (hotel and flight booking) on behalf of the school secretariat, asking for credit card details in order to proceed.

THIS IS A FRAUD: these agencies are by no means authorized by the school.

In case of doubt do not hesitate to contact the school secretariat (see page Contacts)