The meeting will be held at: INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell'Università 2, LEGNARO (Padova) - Italy
N.B.: Registration will open on Wednesday, September 20, at 17:30, at Caffe' Pedrocchi (http://www.caffepedrocchi.it/), Via VIII Febbraio, 15 - Padova. A welcome reception will follow. MAP.
GPS coordinate: +45° 21' 12.34", +11° 57' 4.60"
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 here below).
SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM VENICE AIRPORT
For participants arriving at Venice Airport, private shuttle services from the Airport to Padova hotels or Legnaro Laboratories can be booked. The cost per transfer ranges from 28€ to 35€. The cost increases for night arrivals/departures. Reservations must be made at least 24 hrs in advance.
Padova is at the crossroad of the Venezia-Milano and Venezia-Roma railways: many trains are available. 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.
BY BUS FROM PADOVA to LEGNARO
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).
TRANSFER FROM PADOVA HOTEL TO LNL AND BACK
A transfer service has been organized daily from Padova centre to Legnaro Laboratories (see Transfers to/from LNL for details).
To get a taxi in Padova call ph. 049 651333, http://www.taxipadova.it/.