How to reach Padova
The site of the Conference is Padova.
The town is located in North-East Italy, 43 km west of Venice, 240 km east of Milan, 500 km north of Rome.
Padova has a population of about 210 thousand people. The town hosts one of the largest and oldest universities in Italy (from A.D. 1222, second after Bologna A.D. 1088).
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles are in UNESCO World Heritage List!
Padova Urbs Picta
Art and culture treasures are located in Padova such as the Cappella degli Scrovegni (Giotto’s frescos), Palazzo della Ragione (Medieval justice palace), Palazzo del Bo (Historical palace of the University of Padova) and Basilica of Sant’Antonio.
Padova is accessible by car from the A4 (Milano-Padova-Venezia) motorway (autostrada) and from the A13 (Bologna-Padova-Venezia).
The main train lines are the Milano-Venezia and Roma-Venezia.
Fast hourly service is provided during the day to Milano (2 hours) and Roma (3 to 3.30 hours).
TRENITALIA website and ITALO website
The closest airport to Padova is Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE).
To get to Padova you can then use special taxi service:
Airservice: (Italiano) Home - Air Service (airservicepadova.it)
Individual transfer from and to Venice airport € 44
Cooperativa Radio Taxi - Operates around the clock (24hrs) bringing people from the airport to Hotels in Padova and vice-versa.
Prices and conditions
Individual Taxi: About 100 Euro to/from Padova-Airport
Reservation contacts: Radio Taxi Venezia - https://m.radiotaxivenezia.com/en/ +39 041 5964
Radio Taxi Padova - http://www.taxipadova.it/services/radiotaxi/ +39 049 651333
Please note: Cooperativa Radio Taxi Padova service is only available from Padova To Venice Airport. To reserve a Taxi from Venice to Padova, please check with Radiotaxi Venezia mentioned above.
For any further enquiries: https://www.goopti.com/it/posti/aeroporto-di-venezia-marco-polo
A bus service from Venice Airport to Padova City Centre stops just at the exit of the airport. The name of the bus company is BUSITALIA. BUSITALIA website (in Italian language only; please let us know if you need any help)
From Venice Airport to Padova: waiting for summer timetable
Monday to Sunday: at the minutes 40 of every hour, starting from 8:40 to 21:40
From Padova to Venice Airport: waiting for summer timetable
Monday to Sunday: at the minutes 25 of every hour, starting from 7:25 to 20:25 (additional one at 6:25 on Saturday and Sunday)
The travel lasts about 65 minutes.
Tickets can be bought inside the airport, or in the bus at higher fare.
The bus arrives at Padova bus station just nearby railway station where you can get a taxi to your Hotel in Padova downtown.
Ticket Venice Tessera Airport - Padova or vice versa: € 8.50 (€ 10,00 on board). Includes baggage measures 50x30x25 cm.
Otherwise, on exit from the airport there are several buses to the railway station Mestre-Venezia from where there are direct trains for Padova.
How to move in Padova by bus or metrobus
Local transportation website: http://www.apsholding.it/ (you need to set your language in every page)
Orto Botanico, Prato della Valle 58 – 35123 Padova, Italy
GPS: 45.397400, 11.879147