Venue

The MathSport 2017 Conference will be held at the Orto Botanico (Botanical Garden) (UNESCO site) of University of Padova.

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Drone view of the Botanical Garden: from the Historical Garden to the Biodiversity Garden.

 

 

Location

Padua is a beautiful city of art, with plenty of historical buildings, located in the central area of the Veneto plains.

Padova - Saint Anthony's Basilica Padova - Palazzo della Ragione Padova - Giotto's frescoes at Scrovegni Chapel Padova - Specola Padova - Prato della Valle

A 2-minutes tour of Padua is available at:

Padua tour - youtube

From the logistic point of view, Padua is well connected to the rest of the world: Venice Marco Polo airport is the third biggest in Italy, Venice and Treviso airports can be reached by public buses or shuttle services, high-speed trains start from Padua every hour and reach Milan (2h10m) and Rome (3h20m). Finally, Padua is 20 minutes away by train from Venice, one of the few cities in the world that can be truly described as unique.

The University of Padua, established in 1222, is one of the oldest universities in Europe, and one of the biggest in Italy: 2,100 research staff, 60,000 students and 1,500 PhD students.

University of Padua - Aula Magna University of Padua - Galileo Galilei's Chair University of Padua - 'Cortile Antico Palazzo Bo'

 

Accomodation

Padua is a tourist attraction and hence offers a wide choice of rooms, from b&b to 5 star accommodations.

* * * * HOTELS

DONATELLO
via del Santo, 102/104
tel +39 049 8750634 - fax +39 049 8750829
info@hoteldonatello.net
www.hoteldonatello.net

MAJESTIC TOSCANELLI
via dell'Arco, 2
tel +39 049 663244 - fax +39 049 8760025
majestic@toscanelli.com
www.toscanelli.com

MILANO
via Pilade Bronzetti, 62
Tel. +39 0498712555
info@hotelmilano-padova.it
www.hotelmilano-padova.it/en/

* * * HOTELS

BELLUDI 37
via L. Belludi, 37
tel +39 049 665633 - fax +39 049 658685
info@belludi37.it
www.belludi37.it

GIOTTO
piazzale Pontecorvo, 33
tel +39 049 8761845 - fax +39 049 662677
info@hotelgiotto.com
www.hotelgiotto.com

AL SANTO
via del Santo, 14
tel +39 049 8752131 - fax +39 049 8788076
alsanto@alsanto.it
www.alsanto.it

MARITAN
via Gattamelata, 34
Tel. +39 049 850177 - fax +39 049 850506
info@hotelmaritan.it
www.hotelmaritan.it

M14
via Acquette, 9
tel + 39 049 8762011 - fax +39 049 8786791
E-Mail: info@hotelm14.it
www.hotelm14.it

IGEA
via Ospedale, 87
tel + 39 049 8750577
info@hoteligea.it
www.hoteligea.it

 

Travel information

By train

Padova is both on the Venice-Milano and on the Venice-Rome railway lines, many trains are available (see timetable of Trenitalia).
Note that for regional trains it is mandatory to validate the ticket before boarding by using the (yellow or green) machines located on the platforms and throughout the station; in case of infractions penalties are applied.
From Padova railway station, urban links are available to the conference venue (e.g. tram line to "Guizza-Capolinea Sud" or bus line 3 to "Lion").

By plane

You may fly to:

Airport connections

From Venice airport VCE:
  • bus: "FSBUS ITALIA" company provides the connections to Padova every hour; see the timetable.
    The bus stop is located at arrival level (the last one on your right). The bus takes around 1 hour. Fare: 8.50 €. You can buy the ticket in the ticket shop inside the airport (arrival level, on the left of the exit gate), in the vending machines close to the bus stop or directly on the bus (with extra charge).
    Buses arrive to Padova bus station (close to the railway station) where urban links are available to the conference venue (e.g. tram line to "Guizza-Capolinea Sud" or bus line 3 to "Lion").
  • shuttle: the shuttle service will pick you up at the airport at your arrival and take you directly to the address of your choice in Padova. The reservation must be made at least 24h before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number. There are reduced fares for more people going to the same place.
    • Air Service: reservation online, or via e-mail booking@airserviceshuttle.it, or by fax. +39-049-8705050, or by tel. +39-049-8704425 (from 7:00 to 20:30). Fare from Venice airport: 34 euros per person.
    • Limousine Services Landomas: reservation online, or via e-mail landomas@landomas.it, or by tel. +39-049-8600382 (mobile tel. +39-335-8417474 only for emergency and after 18:00). Fare from Venice airport: 31 euros per person. There are reduced fares for more people going to the same place.
  • taxi: the cost of the ride to Padova is about 100 € (note that there may be some extra charges for airport connection, luggage and night ride).
From Treviso airport TSF:
  • bus: "MOM" company provides the connections to Padova (every 30 minutes in rush hours); see the timetable.
    The MOM bus stop is located in front of the airport, on the other side of the main road. The bus takes around 1h10. Fare: about 4€. You can buy the ticket in the bar close to the bus stop or directly on the bus (extra charge). For late arrivals, you can take the bus to Mestre railway station (company ATVO) and then a local train to Padova.
    Buses arrive to Padova bus station (close to the railway station) where urban links are available to the conference venue (e.g. tram line to "Guizza-Capolinea Sud" or bus line 3 to "Lion").
  • shuttle: the shuttle service will pick you up at the airport at your arrival and take you directly to the address of your choice in Padova. The reservation must be made at least 24h before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number. There are reduced fares for more people going to the same place.
    • Air Service: reservation online, or via e-mail booking@airserviceshuttle.it, or by fax. +39-049-8705050, or by tel. +39-049-8704425 (from 7:00 to 20:30). Fare from Treviso airport: 42 euros per person.
    • Limousine Services Landomas: reservation online, or via e-mail landomas@landomas.it, or by tel. +39-049-8600382 (mobile tel. +39-335-8417474 only for emergency and after 18:00). Fare from Venice airport: 40 euros per person. There are reduced fares for more people going to the same place.
  • taxi: the cost of the ride to Padova is about 120 € (note that there may be some extra charges for airport connection, luggage and night ride).
From Verona airport VRN:
  • train: Verona airport is connected to "Verona Porta Nuova" railway station by a bus service. Padova can then be reached from "Verona Porta Nuova" by train within about 50 minutes. From Padova railway station, urban links are available to the conference venue (e.g. tram line to "Guizza-Capolinea Sud" or bus line 3 to "Lion").
  • shuttle: the shuttle service will pick you up at the airport at your arrival and take you directly to the address of your choice in Padova. The reservation must be made at least 24h before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number. There are reduced fares for more people going to the same place.
    • Air Service: reservation online, or via e-mail booking@airserviceshuttle.it, or by fax. +39-049-8705050, or by tel. +39-049-8704425 (from 7:00 to 20:30). Fare from Verona airport: 85 euros per person.
From Bologna airport BLQ:
  • train: Bologna airport is connected to "Bologna Centrale" railway station by a bus service. Padova can then be reached from "Bologna Centrale" by train within about one hour. From Padova railway station, urban links are available to the conference venue (e.g. tram line to "Guizza-Capolinea Sud" or bus line 3 to "Lion").
  • shuttle: the shuttle service will pick you up at the airport at your arrival and take you directly to the address of your choice in Padova. The reservation must be made at least 24h before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number. There are reduced fares for more people going to the same place.
    • Air Service: reservation online, or via e-mail booking@airserviceshuttle.it, or by fax. +39-049-8705050, or by tel. +39-049-8704425 (from 7:00 to 20:30). Fare from Bologna airport: 95 euros per person.