Sep 15 – 19, 2019
Orto Botanico - Padova
Europe/Rome timezone


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).

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.

    BY CAR:

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:

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 - +39 041 5964

Taxi Padova - +39 049 651333

Air Service (shuttle): 1 person € 35,00 - 2 people € 60,00 - 3 people € 73,00, 4 people € 84,00, 5 people € 97,00, AIRSERVICE requires pre-booking at least 24hrs before arrival

Reservation contacts: AIRSERVICE  website
Phone +39-049-8704425 The switchboard answers from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 8.30pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays between 9.30am-12.00 / 4.30pm-8.00pm

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. BUSITALIA website (in Italian language only; please let us know if you need any help)
Bus Timetable:
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 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 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.


Local transportation website: (you need to set your language in every page)

Orto Botanico, Prato della Valle 58 – 35123 Padova, Italy

GPS: 45.397400, 11.879147