Location

International Summer School Venue

 

The International Summer School on Flexible and Printed Electronics 2015 will be hosted in the modern facilities of the Engineering Campus at the University of Brescia, via Branze 38, Brescia, Italy

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The Università degli Studi di Brescia was officially established in 1982 with three Schools: Medicine and Surgery, Engineering, Economics and Business. The completion of the creation phase lasted nearly two decades, and actually the first university courses in Brescia were offered back in the 1960s.

The venue is located in a pleasant residential area easy to reach from the city center and offers adequate spaces to comfortably host all the participants, including fully equipped rooms for lectures, complemented by wide indoor and outdoor exhibition areas for informal discussions and networking.

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Travel Information

 

HOW TO REACH BRESCIA

By plane

Reach Brescia by shuttle bus
This is the cheapest and easiest way to get from Bergamo – Orio al Serio Airport directly to Brescia railway station.
Reach Brescia by train
Use the public bus service ATB to get to Bergamo railway station. Then you can take a train from Bergamo to Brescia, in about one hour you will be at Brescia railway station.
Train timetable and online tickets
Reach Brescia by train
From Milan – Linate airport, you can reach Milan Central railway station (“Stazione Milano Centrale”) by taxi, a 10 min ride, or by bus. You can then take a train to Brescia and get to Brescia railway station (travel time about 50 min).
Bus timetable
Train timetable and online tickets
Reach Brescia by train
Milan – Malpensa airport is well connected to Milan Central railway station (“Stazione Milano Centrale”) by either the “Malpensa Express” train or the “Malpensa Shuttle” bus. You can then take a train to Brescia and get to Brescia railway station (travel time about 50 min).
Malpensa Express train timetable and online tickets
Malpensa Shuttle bus timetable and online tickets
Train timetable and online tickets
Reach Brescia by train
Verona – Villafranca airport is well connected to Verona Porta Nuova railway station (“Stazione Verona Porta Nuova”) by shuttle bus. From Verona Porta Nuova railway station you can take a train to Brescia railway station (travel time about 45 min).
Shuttle bus timetable
Train timetable and online tickets

By train

Brescia is one of the major train stops along the railway backbone connecting Turin to Venice, via Milan, Bergamo and Verona.  The railway company is TrenItalia. There is only one railway station (“Stazione FS”) in Brescia.

By car

Brescia is located along the highway (“Autostrada”) A4 Milan-Venice (“Milano – Venezia”). We suggest to take the “Brescia-Ovest” exit as it is the most convenient to reach the conference venue.
Directions from airports:
  •  From Milan – Linate airport drive towards Milan (“Milano”) and then take the highway A4 towards Venice (“Venezia”).
  •  From Milan – Malpensa airport take the highway A8 towards Milan (“Milano”) and then join the highway A4 towards Venice (“Venezia”).
  •  From Bergamo – Orio al Serio airport take the highway A4 towards Venice (“Venezia”).
  •  From Verona – Villafranca airport take the highway A4 towards Milan (“Milano”).
For further information about the route and the highway fare, refer to the official website of “Autostrade per l’Italia”.

 

HOW TO REACH THE ISS-FPE

 

University of Brescia, Engineering Campus
By underground (metro)
From Brescia railway station “Stazione FS” underground station or from anywhere in the city center take the Northbound line (end-of-line station “Prealpino”) and get off at “Europa” underground station.
The University of Brescia, Engineering Campus is just 200 m away along Via Branze and is the white building on the right.
By car
Highway A4 Milano – Venezia
Exit: Brescia Ovest.
From Brescia Ovest exit, follow signs to Stadium (“Stadio”) or Hospital (“Ospedale”), which are both located in the north of the town. When the Hospital has been reached and is visible on the right, follow along Via Triumplina and turn right in Via Branze. The Engineering building is the white one on the left.Highway A21 Piacenza – Brescia
Exit: Brescia Centro.
From Brescia Centro exit, follow signs to Stadium (“Stadio”) or Hospital (“Ospedale”), which are both located in the north of the town. When the Hospital has been reached and is visible on the left, in Piazzale Spedali Civili, follow along Viale Europa and turn left in Via Branze. The Engineering building is the white one on the right.

 

 

Accommodation

A selected list of hotels will be available…

 

 

Tourism BRESCIA

Brescia is Lombardy’s second biggest city, a university town with a modern business satellite “Brescia Due” it is prosperous and lively. Located between two of Italy’s most famous lakes, Lake Garda and Lake Iseo, Brescia is often overlooked by visitors who bypass the city itself and head straight to the undeniably beautiful lakes. A great pity, as Brescia has one of the most beautiful historic centres in the region, and some of the best Roman and Lombard remains in northern Italy such as:

    Piazza della Loggia. The city’s prettiest square was built in the 15th century. Torre dell’Orologio or the clock tower, was modelled on the campanile in Venice’s Piazza San Marco. Porta Bruciata, in one corner, is a medieval tower and gate.
   Cathedrals. The two cathedrals are found on Piazza Paolo VI. The Rotonda is the old 12th century cathedral. Inside you can see Roman remains and the apse of an 8th century basilica. The new cathedral is late Baroque style and took over 200 years to complete.
   Via dei Musei. The old Roman road is lined with Roman ruins including the Roman forum, a theater and a temple built in 73AD.
   Monasteries. Monastery of Santa Julia was founded in 753 and has three churches. It now houses the city museum with artifacts from prehistory to the 20th century. San Pietro in Lamosa was founded in the 11th century and is Romanesque in style.
   Piazza della Vittoria. This large square was built in 1932 in what was once a medieval center. On one side of the square is a 60 meter tall tower. The Mille Miglia historic car race starts from Piazza della Vittoria and on the third Sunday of the month there’s an antiques market.
   Castle. The medieval castle complex on the hill includes towers, ramparts, gardens, courtyards, drawbridges and several underground tunnels. It houses the Ancient Arms Museum, Risorgimento Museum, and a model railway exhibit. From the highest point there are good views of the city below.
Brescia is also well known for the annual Mille Miglia historic car race held in spring, which starts and ends in the city.