Our building is located on the Milano - Bicocca campus, in Piazza della Scienza, 3.
A local map:
In this map: the department, the Guesthouse, the subway station, the "Milano Greco-Pirelli" train station, tram stop n. 7, and bus stop n.87. [View bicocca - fisica in a larger map]
Our building is U2 (it says "Fisica" in big shiny letters). In the lobby, take an elevator to the fifth floor; take a left and start looking for familiar names. If we're not around, relax in the coffee room, we should be back soon!
There are five ways to reach our department.
All the relevant stops are shown in the map above.
A general remark: a single type of ticket covers buses, subways, and train rides within the city limits. This includes for example trains from Porta Garibaldi to Greco Pirelli (but not from and to Malpensa, which is far away from the city). It also includes the n. 73 bus to Linate. Each ticket covers a 90 min. trip, and allows you to transfer from one means of transportation to another.
I suggest you buy these tickets at newsstands and at vending machines in subway stations; queueing at the ticket office of a railway station would be a waste of time.
From the main train station ("Stazione Centrale") to the department:
the best option is bus n.87. (Bus tickets can be found for example at newsstands; see remark above.) It leaves from the right side of the station (left, if you're looking at its facade). Get off at Teatro Arcimboldi; from there, see the department map above.
From Porta Garibaldi station to the department:
Some high-speed trains stop at Porta Garibaldi station. You have two options: you can take the Subway Lilac Line (Line n.5) and get off at Bicocca stop, or hop on one of the many trains to Milano Greco Pirelli; here is a sample of the timetable (Stazione di partenza= “Milano Porta Garibaldi”; Stazione di arrivo=“Milano Greco Pirelli”. Notice that the "Trenitalia" machines don't sell the correct ticket; use a "Trenord" machine or go to a newsstand.) In both cases, you can then walk to the department; see the department map above.
From Malpensa airport to the department:
There are two options: by train or by bus.
From Linate airport to the department:
Two options: the first is probably faster.
Take tram n. 7 in the direction "Monumentale". Get off at "Bicocca-Scienza". From there, see the department map above.