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Venice airport is approximately 50 Km east of Padua. There are connecting flights from and to the main international hubs. The airport is also served by a number of budget airlines. See https://www.veneziaairport.it/ for full details. 

There is a shuttle service to Padova running from 7:10 AM to 10:40 PM. The service is provided by FS Bus Italia

(https://www.fsbusitalia.it/content/fsbusitalia/it/turismo/servizi-speciali/collegamento-aeroporto-di-venezia.html ) The coach will leave you beside the railway station; the city centre is within walking distance. Taxis as well are available in front of the station. 

If you choose to get to Padua by taxi the fee amounts to around 80/90 Euros. The taxi service at Venice Airport is provided by Cooperativa Artigiana Radiotaxi, info and booking at: 0039 041 5964 (24-hour service). 

If you are willing to share a taxi and book it in advance, there is a collective shuttle bus service to and from Venice Marco Polo Airport. The service is provided by Airservice https://www.airservicepadova.it/en/bus-navetta/. Please note that you need to book 48 hours in advance.

Treviso airport is approximately 70 Km north of Padua. There are connecting flights from and to the main European hubs. The airport is also served by a number of budget airlines. 

There is a shuttle service to Padova running every half hour from 5:31 AM to 8:27 PM (the bus stop is on the main road). The service is provided by FS Busitalia; bus number: E060-Z/E060-V - TREVISO-PADOVA  (https://www.fsbusitalia.it/content/dam/fsbusitalia/documenti/veneto/orari/2023-2024-invernali/padova-extraurbano/22.9.23.Linea%20-%20E060-Z_E060-V%20-%20PADOVA%20-%20NOALE%20_%20NOALE%20-%20TREVISO.pdf). However, if you have a late flight the only way to get to Padova is by taxi (approximate cost 70 euros). 

Malpensa Airport is approximately 280 Km west of Padua. There are connecting flights from and to the main international hubs. It will take you at least 4/5 hours to get to Padova from Malpensa. A train service called Malpensa Express directly connects Terminal 1-2 to Milan main railway station (Milano Centrale). Tickets can be purchased in advance online, at the ticket retailers at Malpensa Airport or by Pay&Go just before boarding, for more information please visit www.malpensaexpress.it 

Alternatively, there are several shuttle services from both terminals of the airport to Milano Centrale (tickets are available on board); for more information please visit https://www.milanomalpensa-airport.com/en/from-to/by-coach

From Milano Centrale you can catch a train to Padova: the journey is approximately two hours long. For more information, please move to the section ‘How to Get to Padua by Train’.

Linate Airport is approximately 230 Km west of Padua. There are connecting flights from and to the main international hubs. It will take you between 3 and 4 hours to get to Padova from Linate. 

From Linate Airport you can reach Milan main railway station (Stazione Centrale) by Airport Bus Express or Linate Shuttle (for more information about the available transfer services, please visit the Airport website https://www.milanolinate-airport.com/en/from-to/getting-to-leaving-from-linate. From Milano’s Stazione Centrale you can catch a train to Padova: the journey is approximately two hours long. For more information, please move to the section ‘How to Get to Padua by Train’.

Padua Railway Station 

The high speed Freccia service takes around 2 hours from Milano Centrale. 

Padua rail station is connected with most Italian cities. To check timetables and fares and to book tickets: https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html

The conference venue for the first day is about a 15-minute walk from the railway station. That for the second day is in the city centre and is about a 20-minute walk from the railway station. The city centre can also be reached by tram and regular buses (service provided by FS Busitalia). For fares and timetable, please visit

https://www.fsbusitalia.it/content/fsbusitalia/it/veneto/orari-e-linee/urbani-padova-e-linee-colli-dal-13-settembre-2023.html.  

Taxis are also available. 

Radio Taxi Padova (24/7)

0039 049 651333  

The coach station is located beside the railway station. Padua has an extensive network of local buses. Tickets can be purchased from regular ticket offices or ticket vending machines, while trams also accept contactless card payments. For more information about the available services and destinations please visit the FS Busitalia website

https://www.fsbusitalia.it/content/fsbusitalia/it/veneto/orari-e-linee.html.  

The motorway exit we recommend is Padova Est. 

From there, follow the signs to the city centre (centro città). 

Please note that you cannot enter the historic city centre by car: electronic devices are placed on the main accesses to the walled city and fines can be very high. 

The railway and coach stations are just outside the city centre, and there are many parking spaces nearby.  Amongst the parking options near the conference venues we recommend: Park Sarpi (https://www.parcheggipadova.it/parcheggi/parcheggi-scambiatori/), Park Prandina (https://www.parcheggipadova.it/parcheggi/parcheggi-in-struttura/) and Park Padova Centro (https://www.padovacentroparking.it/it/).

Information

Main attractions are located close to the conference venues and can be easily reached with a few minutes’ walk; however, bikes are also very popular in Padua. Several bike rental services are available around the city (Ridemovi, Goodbike,…). For more information, please visit the relevant websites.

Ridemovi:

https://www.ridemovi.com/

Goodbike:

http://www.goodbikepadova.it/

Emergency Medical Service: 118 

Police: 113 

Fire Brigade: 115

In the event of a medical emergency you can also call the Servizio di Continuità Assistenziale (Out-of-hours service): 0039 049 54 96 860 (from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturday and from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Sunday).

Pharmacies are open 8.30-12.30 and 16-19.30 on working days (on weekends some pharmacies are available, you can check the one closest to you at the following link https://www.aulss6.veneto.it/farmacie/?fw1pk=3). 

The main Police Station (Questura) is in Piazzetta Palatucci, 5; phone number: 0039 049 833111

The central post office is in Corso Garibaldi, 25 and is open from 8:20 AM to 7:00 PM

In 2021 Padua was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites for its fourteenth-century fresco cycles painted by some of the most important mediaeval Italian artists, such as Giotto, Guariento di Arpo, Giusto de’ Menabuoni, Altichiero da Zevio, Jacopo Avanzi e Jacopo da Verona. 

The secular and religious building complexes containing the precious fresco cycles are:

  • Cappella degli Scrovegni (The Scrovegni Chapel)
  • Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo agli Eremitani (The Church of the Eremitani) 
  • Palazzo della Ragione
  • Cappella della Reggia Carrarese (The Chapel of the Carraresi Palace)
  • Il Battistero della Cattedrale (The Cathedral Baptistery) 
  • Basilica e Convento del Santo (The Basilica and Monastery of St. Anthony)
  • Oratorio di San Giorgio (The Oratory of St George)
  • Oratorio di San Michele (The Oratory of St Michael)

For further information on Padova Urbs Picta, please visit https://www.padovaurbspicta.org/home-page-2/ 

In addition to the above mentioned sites, we also recommend visiting:

  • La specola
  • Musei Civici Eremitani
  • The Botanical Garden
  • Palazzo del Bo (the historical seat of the University of Padua) and Sala dei Giganti
  • Odeo Cornaro

Please note that guided tours of Palazzo del Bo (https://www.unipd.it/en/bo) and Sala dei Giganti (https://www.unipd.it/en/giganti) are also available in English.

Accomodation

HOTEL MAJESTIC TOSCANELLI

Via dell'Arco 2 - 35122 Padova

Phone: +39 049 663 244 - Fax: +39 049 876 0025

Email: majestic@toscanelli.com 

Website: https://www.toscanelli.com 

 

HOTEL EUROPA

Largo Europa 9 - 35137 Padova

Phone: +39 049 661200 - Fax: +39 049 661508

Email: info@hoteleuropapd.it 

Website: http://hoteleuropapd.it 

 

HOTEL DONATELLO

Via del Santo, 102/104 - 35123 Padova

Tel: +39 049 8750634

Email: info@hoteldonatello.net 

Website: https://www.hotel-donatello.net/

 

LE CAMP RESORT & SPA

Via G. Anghinoni, 10 - 35121 Padova

Tel: +39 049 875 6656

Email: info@lecampsuite.it 

Website: https://www.lecampsuite.it/

 

HOTEL MILANO

Via Pilade Bronzetti n. 62 - 35138 Padova

Tel: 39 049. 871 2555 - Fax: +39 0498713923

Email: info@hotelmilano-padova.it

Website: https://www.hotelmilano-padova.it/it/

 

HOTEL GRAND’ITALIA

Corso del Popolo, 81 - 35131 Padova

Tel: Tel +39 049 8761111 - Fax: +39 049 8750850

Email: booking@hotelgranditalia.it

Website: https://www.hotelgranditalia.it/

HOTEL VERDI

Via Dondi dall'Orologio, 7 - 35139 Padova

Tel: +39 049 8364163 - Fax + 39 049 8780175

Email: info@albergoverdipadova.it

Website: https://www.albergoverdipadova.it/

 

HOTEL PATAVIUM

Via Beato Pellegrino, 106 - 35137 Padova

Tel: +39 049 723698 - Fax: +39 049 8728372

Email: info@hotelpatavium.it

Website: https://www.hotelpatavium.it/

 

HOTEL S. ANTONIO

Via San Fermo, 118 - 35137 Padova

Tel: +39 049 8751393

Email: info@hotelsantantonio.it

 

HOTEL AL SANTO

Via del Santo, 147 - 35123 Padova

Tel: +39 049 8752131

Email: alsanto@alsanto.it

Website: https://www.alsanto.it/it/index.html

 

HOTEL AL CASON

Via Fra’ Paolo Sarpi, 40 - 35138 Padova

Tel: + 39 049 662636 - Fax: + 39 049 656915

Email: info@hotelalcason.com

Website: https://www.hotelalcason.com/it/

ART HOTEL AL FAGIANO

Via A. Locatelli, 45 - 35123 Padova

Tel: +39 049 8750073 - Fax: +39 049 8753396

Email: info@alfagiano.com

Website: https://www.alfagiano.com/ 

 

HOTEL PADOVA CASA DEL PELLEGRINO

Via Melchiorre Cesarotti, 21 - 35123 Padova

Tel: +39 0498239711 - Fax +39 049 8239780

Email: info@casadelpellegrino.com

Website: https://www.casadelpellegrino.com/it/index.html

HOTEL EDEN

Via Cesare Battisti, 255 - 35121 Padova

Tel: 049 650484 - Fax: 049 8364097

Email: info@hoteledenpadova.it

Website: https://www.hoteledenpadova.it/ 

 

B&B DIAMANTINO TOWN HOUSE

Piazza dei Signori, 28 - 35139 Padova

Tel.: +39 049 8752154  - Mobile: +39 345 5835616

Email: info@diamantino.it

Website: https://www.diamantino.it/ 

 

B&B LANGER HOUSE

Via Niccolò Tommaseo, 50 - 35131 Padova

Tel. +39 049 490 7674 - Mobile: +39 331 808 3555 

Email: info@eriklanger.it 

Website: https://www.langerhouse.it/it/location-2/

For further options, please visit https://www.turismopadova.it/

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