Venue and Information

The conference will be held at:

Università degli Studi di Padova
Via VIII Febbraio, 2
35122 Padova, Italy


The hotel we recommend is:

Corso Milano, 40
Tel: +39 049-656822
Fax: +39 049-661117

The Hotel Plaza offers the following special rates for conference participants:

  •  Single room superior (check in: Wednesday 5th September; out: Friday 7th September) Euro 75,00 (limited availability)
  •  Double room standard (single use) (check in: Wednesday 5th September; out: Friday 7th September) Euro 95,00.

Services Included:

  • Full buffet breakfast,
  • satellite TV,
  • Gym,
  • Garage (upon availability),
  • Service & Vat 10%.

Services Not Included:

  • Room WiFi,
  • Visitor tax Euro 3,00 pers/day.         

If you wish to book a room at the Hotel Plaza, please specify when booking Convegno final conference “Epoch” in order to take advantage of the discount offered by the Hotel.

How to reach Padua

By plane
The nearest airport is the Venice airport (Marco Polo ‐ 40 kilometres east of Padua, it conveniently linked with all major European airports. The bus (company SITA) leaves Venice airport to Padua bus station (autostazione ‐ piazzale Boschetti) every hour at 35′ (also at 05′ at rush hours, see timetable of SITA The SITA bus stop is the last one on the right when you go out of the airport (arrival level). The bus takes around 1 hour ‐ 1h10 to reach Padua. Fare: about 5 euro. You can buy the ticket in the ticket shop inside the airport, in a vending machine close to the bus stop (slightly hidden behind a column, about 20 meters on the left) or directly on the bus (with a small extra charge).

A convenient alternative might be flying to the Verona airport , which is connected to the Verona Porta Nuova railway station by a bus service. There is a bus every 20 minutes, running from 6:35 to 22:35 airport to station and from 6:10 to 23:10 station to the airport (Fare: about 5 euro). Padua can then be reached by train (approximately 50 minutes).

Some low‐cost companies fly to the Treviso airport , which is connected to Padua by bus (Fare: about 4 euro; see timetable of SITA

A last possibility might be flying to Bologna airport http://www.bologna‐, which is connected to Bologna Centrale railways station by a city bus. Padua can then be reached by train (approximately 90 minutes).

By train
Padua is both on the Venice‐Milano‐Torino and on the Venice‐Rome railways; many trains are available (see timetable of Trenitalia ‐ First and second class are available; for fast trains a supplement is required, and in some cases a seat reservation is mandatory: so, specify which train you are going to board when asking for a ticket. All tickets (both round‐trip and one way) have a validity of 2 months; before boarding the train, it is mandatory to validate them by using the yellow machines located on the platforms and throughout the station: penalties are applied to the infringes.

Shuttles and taxi

Limousine Services Landomas
Reservation via e‐mail or by tel. +39‐049‐8808505 mobile tel. +39‐0335‐8417474 only for emergency and after 18.00.
Fare: about 30 euro per person; reduced fares for more persons.

Air Service
Reservation via e‐mail or by fax. +39‐049‐8705050; tel. +39‐049‐8704425 or +39‐049‐651333 from 7.00 to 21.00.
Fare: 27 euro per person; reduced fares for more persons.

Fenice Car
Reservation by tel. +39‐049‐9915968
Only individual taxi.
Fare: about 55 euro (for more person reduced fare)

NO.L.T. srl
Reservation by tel. +39‐348‐2611215 fax. +39‐348‐2718736.
Fare: about 25 euro
Please be informed that reduced fares are applied only if all persons go to the same place. The Limousine Service will pick you up at the airport at your arrival and take you directly in Padua.
Please note that the reservations must be made at least 24 hours before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number.

By car
• Motorway Venezia – Milano (A4)
exit Padova Est if you are arriving from Venice – exit Padova Ovest if you are arriving from Milan
• Motorway Bologna – Padova (A13)
exit Padova Sud
ATTENTION: in Padua city centre there is a ZTL zone, an area in which car traffic is restricted. From 8am to 8pm no car traffic can enter the central streets, unless the car has a special permit allowing it. See more details (Italian only) at web site or write to

From Padua Railway Station to Hotel Plaza
The Padua Train Station is 1.5 Km from the Hotel Plaza. You can reach the hotel on foot (approx. 10 minutes), by taxi (taxi cabs are available in front of Padua Railway Station; if needed you can ask for a taxi at this number: + 39 049 651333) or with bus numbers 5 or 10 towards the centre of town. Get off in Corso Milan at just 20 metres from the hotel.

For further information, please contact the conference organizing committee at



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