Contact Us

If you want to visit us, or send us letters or packages, use the information below.

Postal Address

If you want to send us letters or packages, please use the address below. If you want to visit in person, see the “How to find us?” section.

Computer Systems Institute

c/o Prof. Fernando Pedone, Chair
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Faculty of Informatics
Via G. Buffi 13
6900 Lugano, Switzerland

By Car

Use the embedded map above for directions. Note that the University offers underground parking that is open to the public. However, spaces are very limited. Contact us if you are planning to come by car so we can arrange a reserved parking spot for you.

By Train and Bus

From the Lugano train station, take Bus No. 6 in the direction of Università / Cornaredo, which will take you directly to the West Campus of the university (technically there’s only one direction anyway, as the train station is the end of the line for Bus 6). Note that it is only a short walk from the West Campus to the East Campus. 

Alternatively, you can walk to the stop Genzana (in front of “Bar Genzana” near the North end of the station) and take Bus No. 5 in the direction of Viganello, which will take you closer to the East Campus, but will first pass through the center of town (7 stops in total). If you are in Bus No. 5, get off one stop after Università, called  Ponte Madonetta. This will put you right in front of the East Campus!

For an overview of the Lugano Bus network, see the Lugano Public Transport (TPL) Website. Tickets must be bought at the ticket machine prior to boarding the bus (CHF 2.00 for a “percorso breve”/short distance ticket if you’re coming from the station). Attention: ticket machines may not give change, and not all of them accept cards (none of them accept bills)!