Name and Address of the Venue
Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) - Polo Territoriale di Lecco
Via Gaetano Previati 1/c
Lecco (/ˈlɛkoʊ, ˈleɪkoʊ/) is a city of about 50.000 inhabitants in Lombardy, northern Italy, 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Milan, the capital of the province of Lecco. It lies at the end of the south-eastern branch of Lake Como (the branch named Lake of Lecco / Lago di Lecco). The Bergamo Alps rise to the north and east, cut through by the Valsassina of which Lecco marks the southern end. The lake narrows to form the river Adda, so bridges were built to improve road communications with Como and Milan. There are four bridges crossing the river Adda in Lecco: the Azzone Visconti Bridge (1336–1338), the Kennedy Bridge (1956) and the Alessandro Manzoni Bridge (1985) and a railroad bridge.
Its economy used to be based on industry (iron manufacturers - going back to the Iron Age and the Celts / Roman Empire), but now it is mainly tertiary.
From climate, Lecco is well sheltered from the mountain ranges and enjoys the beneficial influences of the lake's waters and the breath of the Tivano that blows from the Valtellina from the northeast all year round in the early hours of the morning. Its absence indicates bad weather. In early september, temperatures normally range from 16/61 to 21/70 degrees Celsius/Fahrenheit with 70% humidity.
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Polo Territoriale di Lecco
Polo Territoriale di Lecco is one of several international campuses of the Politecnico di Milano. Ever since 2006, year in which the Master Programs in English were first introduced, the presence of international students has steadily increased. In the first seven years of these programs, a total of 621 students from all over the world have participated.
Today, 25% of the entire student population who lives and studies in Lecco, and which amounts to more than 1.600, are foreign students. This constant growth rate seems to predict greater international participation in the near future. Consequently, our campus is a multicultural platform where students can practice and improve their knowledge of English as well as develop long-lasting friendships with others from diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds.
Polo di Lecco has a brand new university campus: 40,000 m2 dedicated to instruction, research and student services. This means modern classrooms where innovative teaching can take place, “state-of-the-arts” labs, and on-campus living space for 204 international and non-resident of Lecco students.
- from the Linate and Malpensa airports: daily bus service from the airport to the Central Station of Milan, with a bus every 30 minutes (from Linate) and every 20 minutes (from Malpensa). From Malpensa there is also a railway connection that leads directly to Central Station.
- from Bergamo-Orio al Serio Airport: bus #1 to the railway station of Bergamo. From the station trains to Lecco running every hour (travel time: 40 minutes)
Please note: Accessibility services have to be announced 48hrs prior of departure latest - see Trenord website for details!
- from Milan: Central station and Porta Garibaldi train line Milan – Sondrio – Tirano. Travel time: 40 minutes for the express train and 1 hour for the local one
- from Bergamo: train line Brescia - Bergamo - Lecco. Travel time: 40 minutes fo the express train
- from Como: train line Como - Molteno - Lecco. Travel time: 1 hour and 10 minutes with train change in Molteno
- from Sondrio: train line Tirano - Sondrio - Lecco - Milano. Stops in Colico, Bellano, Varenna for the express train, further stops for the local one. Travel time: 1 hour and 20 minutes for the express train
- from Milan (50 km) SS36 del Lago di Como e dello Spluga, a fast road (superstrada) connects Milan with Lecco within 1 hour
- from Como (30 km) you follow the state roads 342, 639 and 36 and reach Lecco in 45 minutes
- from Bergamo (35 km) the state roads 342 and 639 lead to Lecco in 50 minutes
- from Sondrio (80 km) follow the state road SS 38 as far as the junction Fuentes and from there the state road SS 36 to Lecco