Mar 14 – 16, 2016
INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
Europe/Rome timezone

Venue and Travel

The meeting will be held at the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro of the INFN, Viale dell’Università 2, LEGNARO (Padova), Italy (ph. +39-049-8068311).  Legnaro is only 10 Km (6 miles) from Padova.

Bus transfers have been organized daily between the hotels in Padova and LNL for the IPAB2016 participants who wish to use it. Since the bus can stop only for a few seconds, participants are kindly recommended to be on time at the pick-up points (see table below). In the evening, the buses will return participants to the same points. 

The pick-up points of the bus “MICHIELOTTO Autoservizi” (remember this name to recognize the bus) will be:
For participants lodging at Hotel Europa: leaving the hotel, turn on the right, cross the road till “Mercedes” shop. In front of the shop there is a bus stop (crossroad with Corso Garibaldi).
For participants lodging at Hotel Igea: leaving the hotel, go straight about 50 meters till the crossroad with Via Falloppio, turn on the left; the bus will stop at the newsagent’s.
For participants lodging at Hotel Donatello: the bus will stop in front of the hotel.
For participants lodging at Hotel Al Fagiano: the Hotel Donatello pick-up point is very close.
Monday, March 14
- 8:00              pick-up point of Hotel Europa
- 8:10              pick-up point of Hotel Igea
- 8:20              pick-up point of Hotel Donatello
- 14:00            from LNL to Consorzio RFX
- 16:00            from Consorzio RFX to LNL
- 19:15            from LNL to Restaurant "Osteria Dal Nonno", Legnaro (PD)
- 23:00            back to the hotels
Tuesday, March 15
- 8:00              pick-up point of Hotel Europa
- 8:10              pick-up point of Hotel Igea
- 8:20              pick-up point of Hotel Donatello
- 17:40            back to the hotels

If you miss the conference bus, you can use regular buses FSBUSITALIA directed to “Agripolis” or “Piove di Sacco” or call a taxi ( - ph. 049 – 651333, prices listed on their website). Please be informed that regular buses FSBUSITALIA  connect Padova to Legnaro (ticket sold in some bars, price 2.40 €, or on board of the bus, price 4 €) about every 30 min in office hours as better mentioned on the web page. On the bus boarding, remember to stamp the ticket and ask to the driver to stop at “Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro” (about 2 km from Legnaro town center).



The nearest airport is VENICE AIRPORT "Marco Polo" at Tessera (Venezia), 40 Km from Padova (Padua).
From the Airport there are frequent bus connections to Padova Bus station (FSBusItalia), about every 60 minutes.
You can check the timetable at this link (insert "VENEZIA AEROPORTO MARCO POLO TESSERA" in the "Fermate di Partenza" field and "Padova Staz. FS" or "PADOVA AUTOSTAZIONE" in the "Fermate di arrivo" field).
The ticket costs 8,50 € (10€ if bought on board) and can be bought at the ticket office located in the arrival hall or at vending machines at the bus stops; the bus stop is located outside the arrivals hall; the travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes; get off at "Padova Autostazione".
From Padua Bus Station other FBUSITALIA buses connect to Legnaro (other details in the “BY BUS FROM PADOVA to LEGNARO” section).

For participants arriving at Venice Airport, a private shuttle service from the Airport to Padova hotels or Legnaro Laboratories can be booked. The cost per transfer is 28€ (to/from Padova) or 30€ (to/from Legnaro). The cost increases to 70€ for arrivals/departures after 22:30. Reservations must be made at least 24 hrs in advance either by contacting Daniela Zane , or by contacting directly the LANDOMAS bookings below, mentioning “IPAB2016 workshop at INFN-LNL” to get reduced rates:

LANDOMAS Blue Service
Ph. [+39] 049 8600382
Mobile [+39] 335 8417474
Fax [+39] 049 8809553

LANDOMAS can be booked also for Treviso Airport at the cost of 40€ (to/from Padova) or 45€ (to/from Legnaro).


Padova is at the crossroad of the Venezia-Milano and Venezia-Roma railways. Trenitalia ( and Italotreno ( are available. Before boarding remember to validate your ticket, if required by railway company. The ride lasts 30 minutes from Venice, 2 or 3 hours from Milano and 4 to 6 hours from Rome according to the kind of train selected.
From Padua Railway Station you have then to reach Padua Bus Station (Autostazione) for catching a bus to Legnaro (see below). Please note that the railway station and the bus station (Autostazione) are really at walking distance (the bus station "Autostazione" is on the left leaving the railway station).


Padova can be reached by car on the A4 Milano-Venezia Motorway or on the A13 Bologna-Padova Motorway, exit “Padova Est” (direction: Legnaro-Chioggia-Piove di Sacco).
ATTENTION: in Padua city centre there is a ZTL zone, an area in which car traffic is restricted. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. no car traffic can enter the central streets, unless the car has a special permit allowing it. Special signs indicate the ZTL zone.


There is a regular bus service from Padova to Legnaro. The bus station is just outside the railway station (leaving the railway station, turn on the left). The buses leave every 30 minutes and arrive just in front of the laboratories (bus stop upon request). The bus takes about 25 minutes to reach Legnaro. You can check the timetable at this link (insert " PADOVA AUTOSTAZIONE" in the "Fermate di Partenza" field and "AGRIPOLIS" or "SOTTOMARINA” or “LEGNARO" in the "Fermate di arrivo" field). Tickets can be bought at the station (or on board at a higher price).



To get a taxi in Padova call ph. 049 651333,