DAFx 2009 will be held in the Como campus of Politecnico di Milano. The campus is located at walking distance from the city center. The full address of the venue is:
Politecnico di Milano, Polo Regionale di Como
Via Castelnuovo, 7
How to reach Como by airplane, train and car
How to reach the Como Campus from the city center
Information about Como
Como can be easily reached by train, airplane and car.
The nearest airports to Como are:
The Servizio Ferroviario Regionale connects Como by train to other major cities in Lombardy (R lines).
Services are provided by:
The E35 motorway runs past Como from Milan, and goes on into Switzerland. There are three exits to Como; take Como North (marked ultima uscita per l'Italia - last exit to Italy) before Switzerland to get to the lake shore. (toll costs 1.70€ for the A9 stretch, 1.10€ for the A4 section, about 1.50€ for the E35 section west of Milan)
Please refer to the interactive map to locate the campus.
From the city center you can reach the Campus on foot, by bus or by train. If your hotel is close to the lake, you can take the train at Ferrovie Nord Station (Como Lago station) and get off at Como Borghi - Università station.
In the image below you can see the detailed path to the conference hall, starting from Como Borghi station. If you come on foot from the city, this is the last 2-minute piece of walk.
Como is located on the border with Switzerland about 50 Km north of Milano. Sorrounded by beautiful mountains, the City embraces the west branch of lake Como from the south. Como was founded by the Romans over two thousand years ago and is today the heart of the whole territory around lake Como. Here history, art and culture coexist with industry and commerce in an extraordinary background of rare beauty offered by the surrounding mountains and, in particular, by the lake, which alters its color and atmosphere with the changing seasons.
The city of Como is important for its silks, unique in their refinement and novelty. In Como there are two Universities: the Insubria University and a branch of the Politecnico di Milano with curricula on Computer Science (which includes a track on Sound Design and Engineering) and Management and Production Engineering.
Como is a charming city with a beautiful historical center and numerous places to visit, such as museums, monuments and churches. Another attraction is the funicular that connects the center of Como with Brunate, which is high above the City. From the “terrace” in Brunate, a tourist can take several walks in the direction of the so-called “colme” (high waters), where stunning views of the surroundings and, in particular, of the two branches of the lake, can be enjoied. These are truly among the most memorable attractions.
The city of Como offers all kinds of accommodations, from luxurious Grand Hotels, to comfortable inns and residential hotels.
Como and its surroundings offer an incomparable environment. During the renaissance period this became a favorite destination of many vacationers in search of a lost paradise, but also of kings and queens, writers, poets and philosophers. Along the banks of the Como basin lie countless 18th century villas surrounded by luxurious gardens whose splendor are evidence of the charm the Como area has exerted over the years. From the promenade on the lake, one can take a boat to visit some of these villas and the charming towns nearby, like Bellagio, Torno and Bellano.