The TLC&RS is located inside the scientific campus of the Faculty of Engineering, Engineering Science Building, Floor H.

The campus is in the western part of Pavia. Pavia itself is located only 30 Km south of Milan, to which is connected by trains every 10 minutes. Have a look at the "How to reach us" page for more information on how to get here by train, by plane or by car.

Contact us

Università di Pavia - TLC&RS Lab
Via Ferrata, 5
27100 Pavia ITALY
Phone: (39) 0382 985923
Fax: (39) 0382 422583

Travel Information


It is recommended that you are covered by health insurance as well as general travel insurance for luggage.


Normal banking hours in Pavia are Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 13:30 and from 14:45 to 16:15. Most automatic Teller Machines are open 24 hours.

MasterCard, VISA, EuroCard, American Express and Diners Club Cards are accepted almost everywhere.


Italy's electricity voltage for domestic use is AC 220 volts, 50 Hz. The standard plug is a two round plugged type. No 110 volts appliance can be used without a transformer. Adaptors and transformers are available at travel shops and hardware stores.

The city

Pavia is a small pleasant town about 20 miles south of Milano. Pavia hosts one of the first Universities in Europe, founded in 1371, and is where Alessandro Volta in 1799 discovered electricity and now Carlo Rubbia is a professor. Other distinguished alumni of Pavia were Porro, Golgi, Forlanini.

The town is well connected by trains to Milano and is 20 miles from the Linate international airport. At a walking distance from the centre you will find the Visconti's Castle (1400), the Cathedral (1500), several churches which are considered masterpieces of the lombard-gothic architecture, and a downtown of narrow roads with a unique middle-age flavour.

In the neighborhood you can also visit the magnificent Chatreuse (1500) and other famous castles (Belgioioso and Bereguardo).