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Programme/Wikimania Takes Lake Como

From Wikimania 2016 • Esino Lario, Italy

Wikimania Takes Lake Como is a four-days soft programme of gatherings and site-seeing designed for early arrivals and for people who want to take advantage of the event to visit and discover Lake Como. Participants will be accommodated in the city of Milan, the program will include excursions in the city and in Como. Transport from Como to Esino Lario will be organized by boat and bus on Thursday 23 June 2016. The format of the event relies on the Wikimania Takes Manhattan model and it responds to the need of enlarging the geography of the event and take advantage of Esino Lario location to allow attendees to enjoy and experience other sites and cities[2].

For Wikimania Takes Lake Como we simply provide:

  • Information related to accommodation in Milan and Como; participants will manage directly their reservation.
  • A soft program of gatherings and site-seeing; participants will be free to join the program and they will have the chance to meet for those gatherings and excursions.
  • The presence of two volunteers organizing and facilitating Wikimania Takes Lake Como.
  • An organized travel by boat and bus to Esino Lario on time for the pre-conference.


In Milan we suggest Ostello Bello Grande just next to the railway station - Via Lepetit, 33, 20124 Milano.


Draft programme to be confirmed by Monday. Please do not hesitate to add your suggestions in the discussion page or to add and change the gatherings. These are only suggestions.

Time Monday 20 June 2016 Tuesday 21 June 2016 Wednesday 22 June 2016 Thursday 23 June 2016
Morning Free walking tour: Free walking tour with guide (in English):
  • 10:00 meeting with the guide in front of Castello Sforzesco, near the fountain (subway station Cairoli of red line – map)
  • Visit to the exterior of the castle
  • Walk along via Dante
  • Visit in Piazza Duomo (exterior of Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II)
  • Visit to the exterior of Teatro alla Scala
Milano-Como. Train from Milano Nord Cadorna 09:00 arrival Como Nord Lago 9:55 (Name of the train: Treno Regionale 125). Welcome in the station with Elena (she has a sign with Wikimania Logo).
10:00 welcome bags for participants in Piazza Duomo in Como.
Free tour in Como in the morning.
Lunch Lunchtime on the canals 12:00 Lunch: Panzerotto da Luini Lunch
Afternoon Suggested walking tour with Phyrexian:
  • Walk along Navigli and Darsena
  • Porta Ticinese (map)
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie al Naviglio (map)
  • 17:00 meeting with Wikimedia Italia staff at Porta Genova (subway station Porta Genova FS of green line – map)
  • Via Tortona and visit to the office of Wikimedia Italia with aperitif
Suggested walking tour:
  • Interior of Duomo (ticket: 2€, valid also for a visit at Chiesa di San Gottardo in Corte)[1]
  • Terraces of Duomo (ticket: 9€ on foot, 13€ by lift)[1]
  • Museo del Novecento (ticket: 5€)[2]
  • Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa
14.30-16:30 - Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia[3]. Free guided tour (in English) for Wikimaniacs and members of Wikimedia Italia thanks to the GLAM project. 13:00 hangout at infopoint in Piazza Duomo in Como and visits at Life Electric, Tempio Voltiano (exterior), War Memorial (special open for free), Villa Olmo.
16.15 ferry from Como to Bellagio, then (at 18.10) ferry from Bellagio to Varenna. Free bus to Esino Lario. Remember your luggage!

Interested participants

June 22 – Science Museum

  1. Rehman
  2. Margott
  3. Liridon
  4. Bladyniec (talk) 22:41, 20 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  5. toblu
  6. Daniel Case depending on getting back from Crespi in time and feeling up to it ... God, I've done an awful lot of walking!

June 23 – Como

Remember: from Como you'll travel to Varenna by ferry and than to Esino by bus.

  1. Rehman
  2. Margott
  3. Bladyniec
  4. Daniel Case
  5. TMagen (talk) 08:41, 22 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Mardetanha (talk) 10:15, 22 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:09, 22 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Duomo di Milano website
  2. Museo del Novecento website
  3. Website http://www.museoscienza.org/english/.