The City of Padova
Padova (Padua) is located in the north-east of Italy, around 40 km from the city of Venice, in an area renowned for its natural beauty and historical sites. Numerous visitors come to Padua every year, attracted by its lively cultural life, its medieval town centre with its abundance of elegant shops and traditional markets, pleasant cafes and restaurants. Wandering through Padova's cobbled streets and beautiful squares is a unique, fascinating experience. Come and visit its lovely historical buildings and churches, enjoy an aperitivo in one of its splendid squares, and be enchanted by Giotto's amazing frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel. Padova is all this, and more! Padova is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Italy, founded in 1222. Many eminent alumni have found Padova an ideal cultural environment for their studies, including Erasmus of Rotterdam, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Galileo Galilei. Thousands of students still choose Padova as the place for their academic education, and their presence makes Padova a young and lively city.
Getting to Padova
Padova is in the North East of Italy between several of the most famous cities in Italy, all UNESCO world heritage sites. It is situated around 40 km southwest of Venice, about 30 km east of Vicenza, the city of Palladio, and about 80 km east of Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet and the open air opera festival in the Roman Arena. About 80 km south of Padova lies Ferrara, famous for its medieval castle, about 120 km south Bologna with the oldest university in the Western World, and about 250 km south the famous city of Florence. All these cities can easily be reached from Padova by train.
VENICE Marco Polo airport is the nearest airport to Padova: https://www.veneziaairport.it/en
From the airport, you can travel to Padova by
TREVISO Antonio Canova airport is located near Treviso: https://www.trevisoairport.it/en
You can travel to Padova (62 km) by bus (1 hour): https://www.fsbusitalia.it/content/fsbusitalia/eng/veneto/timetables-and-lines.html
VERONA Valerio Catullo airport is located near Verona: https://www.aeroportoverona.it/en
You can travel to Padova (86 km) by train: http://www.trenitalia.com
The airport is linked to the train station (11 km away) by Airlink bus (15 minutes).
Padova railway station is a 15-20 minute walk from the old city centre and from the Venue. There are train services from and to Venice, Trieste, Verona, Milan, Bologna, Florence and Rome: http://www.trenitalia.com
From the A4 Motorway (Milan-Venice) or the A31 (Padova-Bologna), get off at the Padova-Est exit and follow the signs for 2.3 km toward the city centre until you reach Piazzale Stanga.
From the traffic circle of Piazzale Stanga, go towards the centre and the railway station. Along Via Venezia, after hotel Galileo, you will see the buildings of the School of Psychology.
By bus from the railway station (“Ferrovia”): take bus 10 (get off at the third bus stop, “Tommaseo 114”; the trip is about 3-4 minutes): https://www.fsbusitalia.it/content/fsbusitalia/eng/veneto/timetables-and-lines.html
From there 1 minute walking (100 m) to get to the Venue (Via Venezia 8)
By taxi: call +39 049 651333: https://www.taxipadova.it/services