Politecnico di Milano

Founded in 1863, Polimi is the largest school of Architecture, Design and Engineering in Italy, with 3 main campuses located in Milan, and 5 campuses based around the Lombardy region, one of the most industrialized areas of Europe.

Strategic research is carried out mainly in the fields of computer science, energy, transport, design, mathematics, natural and applied sciences, cultural heritage, with more than 250 laboratories.

How to reach us

The IFIP Peformance 2020 conference will be hosted by the Dipartimento di Elettronica Informazione e Bioingegneria and will take place at Politecnico di Milano – Leonardo Campus. The Milano Leonardo campus is the oldest of Politecnico di Milano’s campuses. It was inaugurated in 1927 in the buildings which are located in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci. Over the course of the decades, the campus has been expanded to encompass new buildings and given rise to a real and genuine university quarter commonly dubbed “Città Studi” (City of Studies). Go to the online maps to find out more

If you land at Linate Airport

  • Air Bus to Centrale Railway Station: every 25 minutes from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. The cost of the ticket is €5.00
  • Bus no. 73 to Piazza San Babila: every 10 minutes from 6:00 am to 1.05 am. The cost of a single fare ticket is €1.50
  • Bus no. X73 Express to Piazza San Babila every 20 minutes from 7:10 am to 7:50 pm, from Monday to Friday. The cost of the ticket is €1.50

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If you land at Malpensa Airport

  • Malpensa Express Train to Cadorna Railway Station: every 30 minutes from Terminal 1. The cost of the ticket is €12.
  • Malpensa Shuttle to Centrale Railway Station: every 20 minutes from 5:00 am to 12:15 am from Terminal 1, exit 4. The cost of the ticket is €10.00. 

If you land at Orio al Serio Airport

  • Terravision Bus to Centrale Railway Station: every 30 minutes from 4:05 am to 1:00 am. The cost of the ticket is €5.00.
  • Orio shuttle to Centrale Railway Station: every 30 minutes from 3:00 am to 0:15 am. The cost of the ticket is €5.00.

From Stazione Centrale (Railway Central Station) or Stazione Cadorna you can take the underground green line to the Piola station and then make a 5 minutes walk.

Tourist information

With a population of about 1.3 million, Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is located in the Po Valley, not far from the Alps with the great lakes (Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano) to the North. Milan is considered the Italian economic and finance center, with the headquarters of the Stock Exchange and of many of the most important industrial and financial businesses of the Country. It is also the Italian symbol of fashion and design: it hosts many of the main Italian fashion maisons and international design fairs, such as “Settimana della Moda” (Milan Fashion Week) and the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile” (Milan Furniture Fair).

Milan hosts the “Teatro alla Scala”, considered the temple of lyrics all over the world, and several prose theatres such as the “Piccolo Teatro” founded by Giorgio Strehler. In Milan are located the headquarters of the main daily newspapers (Il Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore) and many of the main Italian publishers (Mondadori, Feltrinelli, Garzanti, Rizzoli). The city offers to visitors the possibility to admire a wide range of monuments, museums and buildings reflecting the vestiges of history and culture left by many people who lived here.

Milan hosted the non-commercial Universal Exposition in 2015. Expo2015, whose theme was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, featured more than 150 countries with about 20 million visitors and 5000 events. Not only an exhibition, but also a process of active participation among a large number of players around technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet. The success of Expo2015 lies in the huge variety of aromas, flavors and habits that have delighted visitors, along with the moving show offered by the Tree of Life.

The Comune of Milano offers a special website dedicated to tourism and cultural events in the city: From this website you can download a complete tourist guide to the city available in different languages.