Our school. All lessons will take place in our school located in Camerlata, a well-connected area of Como. Our classrooms can host up to approximately 25-30 students at a time, as we favor quality of teaching over quantity.
Students can use the bus to get to school every afternoon and use the three nearby train stations (two in Como, one in Camerlata) to easily travel medium or longer distances (e.g. Milan, Varese, Saronno, Lecco, Switzerland) for study, leisure or work.
Facilities and services in the immediate vicinity:
- A library (with study room) 15 min away by bus
- Various cafés and places to eat that students can reach by foot or bus.
- Various pharmacies in the surrounding area (1-3km).
- A handful of supermarkets or malls (1-3 km).
- Public pool just a 5 min walk from the school.
- Various bus stops (nearest: 5 min walk) and three train stations (nearest: 10 min walk) for students to travel to and from Como center, surrounding cities/towns, and Switzerland.
Lifestyle and the area. Students will surely get the opportunity to enjoy different typical foods from the Mediterranean diet, and witness first-hand the high quality of its raw ingredients: tomatoes and vegetables, olives and olive oil, cheese, coffee, wine... Lombardy is especially known for its risottos, cheeses, polenta, ossobuco, salami and much more.
There are several facilities, services, and amenities in Como and the surrounding area for you to enjoy in your free time, such as beaches, parks and hiking trails, malls, restaurants, cinemas, museum and historical buildings, cafés and bars. Whether you want to go for a boat tour, go window shopping in the city center, have an aperitivo in true Italian style, or visit one of the gorgeous villas with their annexed gardens, you are guaranteed to never feel bored in the charming city of Como.
If you feel like exploring further, you can easily reach other towns and cities near Como, like the lively town of Monza and the picturesque town of Brunate up in the mountains (connected to Como via cable car) or go for a swim at the beautiful shores of Cernobbio, Nesso, Bellagio, Menaggio and others. Adventurous souls and nature lovers cannot miss out on a hike in the Alps.
Did you know? Como is only 30-45 minutes away by car, and approximately 1hr by train, from the cosmopolitan city of Milan, the second biggest city in Italy. If you are into art or fashion, there is probably no better place to visit: you will find many impressive theaters, bustling shopping districts, and huge museums or antique historical buildings ready for you to visit.
Additionally, Como is only 10 minutes away by car, and 15-30 minutes away by public transport, from the Swiss border.
The weather. Italy has all four seasons. Northern Italy is characterized by a milder weather throughout the year compared to the southern regions, and you will rarely witness very temperatures or weather conditions. However, you may come by the occasional snowfall (especially near the mountainous areas) or heatwave (which is more common in a vast city like Milan). Prepare accordingly by packing both light and warm clothing!