Riva San Vitale is located in the Canton of Ticino, near Lugano. Italy's border is only 10 miles away. Riva is served by the Capolago-Riva San Vitale railway station on the Gotthardbahn railway, which is situated a little over half a mile away in the adjoining community of Capolago. Buses provide a link to the train station, as well as services to Brusino, Mendrisio and Porto Ceresio.

Contacting Villa Maderni

Mailing Address
The Steger Center for International Scholarship
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Villa Maderni, via Settala 8
6826 Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

Phone Numbers
There are  two payphones available for student use at the villa. 
Downstairs: 011-41-91-648-3496
Upstairs: 011-41-91-648-3096
Check with your phone provider for international calling rates and options.