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 220 thousand people. The town hosts one of the largest and oldest universities in Italy (from A.D. 1222, second after Bologna A.D. 1088).
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 (2.30 hours) and Roma (3 to 3.30 hours).
The closest airport to Padova is Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE).
To get to Padova you can then use special taxi service:
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
AIR SERVICE (shuttle): 1 person Euro 31,00 - 2 people Euro 55,00 - 3 people Euro 65,00, 4 people Euro 74,00, 5 people Euro 86,00, airservice requires pre-booking at least 24hrs before arrival
AIRSERVICE PADOVA website
Phone +39-049-8704425 from 9.30 to 21.00 from Monday to Friday;
from 9.30 to 12.30 and from16.00 to 20.00 on Saturday and on Sunday.
Fax +39-049 8705050 24 hours.
A bus service from Airport to Padova centre stops just at the exit of the airport. The name of the bus company is BUSITALIA.
Otherwise, on exit from the airport there are several buses to the railway station Mestre-Venezia from where there are direct trains for Padova.
From Venice Airport to Padova:
Monday to Sunday: at the minutes 40 of every hour, starting from 8:40 to 21:40
From Padova to Venice Airport:
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)
BUSITALIA website (in Italian language only; please let us know if you need any help)
The travel last about 65 minutes.
Tickets can be bought inside the airport, or in the bus at higher fare.
The bus arrives at Padova bus station and then you can get a taxi to your Hotel in Padova from the nearby railway station.
Ticket Venice Tessera Airport - Padova or vice versa: € 8.50 (€ 10,00 on board). Includes baggage measures 50x30x25 cm.
HOW TO MOVE IN PADOVA BY BUS AND METROBUS
Local transportation website: http://www.apsholding.it/ (you need to set your language in every page)