How to reach us
The workshop will be held at Sala Rossini of Caffè Pedrocchi, which is situated in Piazzetta Pedrocchi (see number 6 in the Padova map) very close to Palazzo Bò (Via VIII Febbraio) the main seat of the "Università degli Studi di Padova" and will start on Monday 6th June until Wednesday 8th June 2011. If you arrive by train, you should walk from Corso del Popolo which is in front of the railway station (see number 7 in the Padova map) then walk along Corso Garibaldi until Piazza Cavour, at the end of it you will reach Piazzetta Pedrocchi.
Padova is both on the Venezia-Milano-Torino and on the Venezia-Roma railways; many trains are available. For your information see Trenitalia web site.
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.
By car: Padova is linked by highways with Venezia, Milano and Bologna.The typical ride time from downtown Roma to downtown Padova (about 600 kilometers, or 375 miles) is of the order of 6-7 hours, but has a large variation according to weather, peak hours, and works on the highway. All the highways in Northern Italy require a toll, paid when exiting; a ticket automatically issued to the driver when entering the highway is required for payment. Please note that the car parking area in the Physics Department cannot be used.
By plane: The nearest airport is the "Marco Polo" Airport in Tessera Venezia (Venice), 40 kilometers east of Padova; it is the third in importance in Italy, and conveniently linked with all major European airports. Other airports near Padova are in Verona and Bologna but the transfer from there to Padova is not an easy one.
Those who wish to arrange the ride from the airport to Padova, can find hereby some useful information:
From the Marco Polo Airport in Tessera (Venezia) to reach Padova you can choose LIMOUSINE SERVICES:
RadioTaxi/Air Service (Reservation via e-mail or via WEB or by phone +39 049/8704425 from 7.00 to 21.00).
Fare for on-line reservation 29,00 Euro per person, reduced to 51,00 Euro for a two person ride.
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 Padova. Please note that the reservation must be made at least 24 hours before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number.
BUS SERVICE: Frequent buses to the Venezia-Mestre railroad station (20 minutes ride; tickets should be bought before boarding the bus).
Buses from Marco Polo Airport to Padova-Railway station (1.05 minutes ride; ticket fare about 6 Euros payable on the bus). See timetable below:
| MARCO POLO AIRPORT >> RAILWAY STATION (PADOVA)<o:p></o:p>
|| RAILWAY STATION (PADOVA) >> MARCO POLO AIRPORT<o:p></o:p>
| WEEK DAYS<o:p></o:p>
|| WEEK DAYS
| FROM 6.35 TO 21.35: RIDE EVERY 30 MINUTES DEPARTURE AT 5' AND AT 35'<o:p></o:p>
|| FROM 5.25 TO 20.25: RIDE EVERY 30 MINUTES DEPARTURE AT 25' AND AT 55'
| AFTER 21.35: RIDE AT 22.35 <o:p></o:p>
|| AFTER 20.25: RIDE AT 21.25 AND AT 22.25<o:p></o:p>
| SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS<o:p></o:p>
|| SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS<o:p></o:p>
| FROM 6.35 TO 00.10: RIDE EVERY HOUR WITH DEPARTURE AT 35'<o:p></o:p>
|| FROM 5.25 TO 22.25: RIDE EVERY HOUR WITH DEPARTURE AT 25'<o:p></o:p>