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78th Modelica Design Meeting

MUSP Lab, via Tirotti 9, Piacenza, Italy

Mar 11, 2013 09:00 AM

Mar 13, 2013 04:00 PM

If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact

Meeting Address:


Via Tirotti 9


Piacenza (PC), Italy

The meeting will take place in the Piacenza Fair center halls (


Meeting Organizer:


Via Tirotti 9

29122 Piacenza  Italy

For questions please contact Bruno Scaglioni ( +393480361190 or skype: br.scaglioni )


Travel Information - Getting to Piacenza

Piacenza is a town located about 70km south of Milan, just  below the Po river. The town is quite well served by public transport, due to its proximity to the city of Milan.

NOTE: If you plan to land at any of the Milan airports during night time (after 22.00) public transport could be unavailable. Please don't hesitate to contact the meeting organizer for taxi service booking. If the arrival times of the participants are similar, a group service may be activated, in order to reduce the taxi fares.


By Airplane:

From Milan Malpensa (MXP):

Take the “Malpensa Express” ( shuttle train towards direction “Milano Centrale” (leaving every 30'), or the shuttle bus (leaving every 15'). The train station is located in Terminal 1; if you land at Terminal 2 (EasyJet flights) we reccommend using the shuttle bus.

From the train station “Milano Centrale” take a local train to Piacenza, during daytime there is a train every hour.


From Milan Linate (LIN):

Take the shuttle bus to Milano Lambrate or Milano Centrale train station ( or ), both stations are on the same railway line. Alternatively, take a taxi to Milano Rogoredo train station (about € 15).

From the train stations take a local train to Piacenza, during daytime there is a train every hour.


From Milan Orio al Serio (BGY):

The fastest way to reach Piacenza from BGY is by taxi (1 hr 15' approximately), we are arranging deals with local taxi companies  in order to get appropriate discounts, if you plan to reach Piacenza from BGY by taxi please let us know in advance.

Is is possible to take public transport from Orio al Serio to Milano Centrale train station, see: (

From the train station “Milano Centrale” take a local train to Piacenza, during daytime there is a train every hour.


By train:

The train station in Piacenza is located in the town center, there is a taxi service located in front of the station.

Piacenza is on the regional Milan-Bologna railway so the best way to reach the town by train is to arrive to Milan Centrale and take a local train to Piacenza.


Accomodation – Hotels

The organizers of the meeting have signed an agreement with two hotels, in order to outline two price ranges and satisfy all the meeting participants.

Grande Albergo Roma ( is a four-star hotel located in the heart of the city's old town, within short walking distance from Piazza Cavalli, the town's central square. The agreement price is 110€ per night for a single room, including taxes and breakfast, it is however possible to reserve a double room. The hotel location is exceptionally well positioned for sightseeing the town, furthermore it is easily reachable by walking from the train station.

Guests can carry out the reservation by filling the form at: or send an email to  Please make explicit reference to Modelica Design Meeting in order to access the discount provided by the agreement, the discount will be valid for reservations provided until Fri 1 March. Please note that any reservation cancelled after Thu 7 March will involve a penalty.

Idea Hotel ( is a three stars hotel with the best value for money in town. The hotel is located within 200 meters form the motorway exit of Piacenza Ovest and just two kilometers from the city center, which can be easily reached by public transport or by walking.

The hotel is moreover easily reachable from the train station either by public transport or by a 5 minutes run by taxi.
The agreement price is 65€ per night for a single room, 75€ per night for the double room, including taxes and breakfast.

In order to obtain the discounts provided by the agreement reservations must be made before Fri 1 March by email at :

Please explicitly mention Modelica Design Meeting in the message, note that any reservation cancelled after Thu 7 March will involve a penalty.


Location of the meeting:

The location will be the MUSP laboratory  (a consortium of which Politecnico di Milano is part, dealing with machining tools), located at the outskirts of the town of Piacenza, within the local trade fair complex. The site offers a very large meeting  and several smaller meeting rooms, that can easily accommodate up to 20 people for group work.

The site is approximately 3 km from the city centre, where hotels, restaurant and the train station are located.  We are organizing a bus transfer in the morning and in the evening. The lab hosts several machining tools at any time, which can be interesting to see (in particular the water cutting tools are really impressive), we are currently planning  to organize visits to nearby companies that manufacture really large machining tools (e.g., the ones used to manufacture the fuselage of the 787 airliner).


Touristic info:

Piacenza is located al 70 km south of Milan so the guests can easily reach Milan city center within one hour by train.

There are several touristic attractions in Piacenza center like museums ( ) palaces and churches, for more information read : ( )

If you have the possibility to arrive in the preceding week end it is suggested to rent a car and visit the medieval  town of Bobbio  (  )

You can ask the meeting organizer for any question.


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