UComms locations

Below you can find a practical and annotated map of the key locations of UComms 2022. As you can see, Lerici is small enough so that you can walk everywhere. Quite a pleasant walk even, given the stunning views of the Golfo Dei Poeti.

If you are staying in Lerici you can walk to/from all UComms locations (except the social dinner, that will happen in Montemarcello) including up to the Villa Marigola with the pedestrian path signaled inside the property with "PERCORSO PEDONALE” (Pedestrian Pathway). Count with a 5-10 min. climb.

In case you wish to skip the walks or the climb up to the venue, we have a bus available to bring you to/from the venue. The bus will depart daily at 08:30 from Piazza Garibaldi and 08:35 from the street-level gate. The bus can also bring you back down to the center of town at the end of the day.

On Monday 29 (for the ice breaker) the bus will depart Piazza Garibaldi at 18:30 with a stop at 18:35 at the street-level gate.

If you wish to drive we also made it easy for you. You may know that towns like Lerici and San Terenzo are covered by ZTL (limited traffic zones for residents only). The Villa Marigola has a special agreement with the local authorities and your car plate can be registered at the conference desk. This way you can enter the ZTL areas during the days of the conference without fearing a fine (even if you see a red ZTL light coming in Lerici or San Terenzo). You will need to inform the front desk every day you drive in. This is absolutely necessary for you to be registered and needs to happen every day. You will need to park in the designated parking areas (Parking A and B).


Following on the two previous in-presence editions (2016 and 2018), we are aiming at celebrating the 10 years of UComms in the spectacular Villa Marigola - a tucked away treasure among the emerald woods, on a panoramic promontory between San Terenzo and Lerici.

The origin of the villa dates to the eighteenth century when it was used as the holiday home of the Marquis Ollandini. At the time the house had a large terrace and charming grounds filled with citrus trees as well as olive groves and vineyards streching all around. Today's building and garden grounds are dating back to 1926, when the garden was renovated following the techniques and charm of the Italian-style gardens and is the only one of its kind in the province.

The charming town of Lerici is a wonderful seaside resort on the Italian Riviera.  The weather in late August is normally excellent; sunny and not too hot (average midday temperature ~25 deg. C/77 deg. F).

The tourist website at http://www.liguriaguide.com/lerici.html has many links that provide a wealth of information regarding how to get there by plane, car, bus or train and what to do and see in the area. Lerici is situated on the eastern end of the Gulf of Poets (Golfo dei Poeti) - 8 kilometres (5 mi) southeast of La Spezia. It is known as the place where the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned. The town is connected by ferry to the Cinque Terre and adjacent Portovenere.

The closest major airports to Lerici are the G.Galilei (PSA) in Pisa (40 min/55 km), the C.Colombo (GOA) in Genova (1 hr/105 km), the Peretola (FLR), in Florence (1.5 hr/130 km), the G. Marconi (BLQ) in Bologna (2 hr/200 km), the Oro al Serio (BGY) in Bergamo (2 hr/200 km), the Linate (LIN) in Milan (2 hr/200 km) and the Malpensa (MXP) also in Milan (3 hr/250 km).

For more information, see:

How to get to Lerici:

Train lines and timetable:

Bus lines and timetable La Spezia:

Boat lines and timetable:

The Airport of Pisa:

The Airport of Genova:

The Airport of Florence:

The Airport of Bologna:

The Airport of Bergamo:

The Airport of Linate (Milan):

The Airport of Malpensa (Milan):

We are thrilled to be able to invite you to sample the delights of this Italian Riviera gem.

Sponsored by:

NATO's Allied Command and Transformation - ACT

Department of the Navy - Science & Technology - ONR

Department of the Navy - Science & Technology - Global



Gold patrons:

Atlas Elektronik

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