Venue and Accommodation

The School is housed in Villa del GrumelloComo, which is set in a park over Como lake.

How to get there

Click here for information on how to reach Como

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”.

Click here for a map



  • Ostello Bello

The youth hostel Ostello Bello offers a low-price accommodation, from 43 Euros per night and person in shared dorms. The hostel is 15 minutes on foot from Villa del Grumello. Ostello Bello is a quite convenient solution for the students participating in schools organized at Villa del Grumello, however, the city of Como is highly demanded from tourists during the summertime and we suggest to book this accommodation in advance.
There is a special agreement with Ostello Bello:
Please use the discount code “Volta” when booking online in order to get a 15% discount on the regular fare!

  • Hotels

A non-exhaustive list of three-star hotels is provided here:

Hotel Address Phone
Engadina Viale Rosselli 22, Como +39 031 570008
Firenze P.zza Volta 16, Como +39 031 300333
Park Viale Rosselli 20, Como +39 031 572615
Plinius Via Garibaldi 33, Como +39 031 273067
Tre Re Piazza Boldoni 20, Como +39 031 265374

A map highlighting hotels in Como and surroundings can be found here.

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