Jun 6 – 8, 2012
Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
Europe/Rome timezone

Venue and Travel

The conference will be held at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell'Università 2, Legnaro (Padova), Italy. Details on the routes to the Laboratories are available here below.

For participants arriving at Venice Airport, there is also a private shuttle service from the Airport at the cost of 30€ per person (70€ after 22:30). The service must be booked 24 hours in advance by contacting:
LANDOMAS BLUE SERVICE - http://www.landomas.it/ - e-mail: landomas@landomas.it - Ph. [+39] 049 8600382  - mobile ph. [+39] 335 8417474  - fax [+39] 049-8809553.
Please, when booking the shuttle service, refer to “ION BEAMS ’12 Conference – LABORATORI NAZIONALI di LEGNARO” to obtain the special rates reserved to LNL guests.

Bus transfers have been organized daily between the hotels in Padova and LNL for those participants who have requested this service in the registration form. Since the bus can stop only for a few seconds, participants are kindly recommended to be on time at the pick-up points. If you miss the bus, you can use the regular blue buses of the SITA company directed to “Agripolis” or “Piove di Sacco” or call a taxi (http://www.taxipadova.it/ - ph. 049 – 651333).
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 Plaza: opposite side of the road; please, cross in front of the Hotel.
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.
For participants lodging at Hotel Igea: leaving the hotel, go straight about 50 meters till the crossroad with Via Falloppio, turn on the left; just after the newsagent’s there is a bus stop.

Wednesday, June 6th
- 7:40     Hotel Plaza
- 7:45     Hotel Europa
- 7:50-7:55     Hotel Igea
- 18:45     back to the hotels

Thursday, June 7th
- 7:40     Hotel Plaza
- 7:45     Hotel Europa
- 7:50-7:55      Hotel Igea
- 19:15     bus to the Restaurant
- 22:45     bus back to the hotels

Friday, June 8th
- 8:00     Hotel Plaza
- 8:05     Hotel Europa
- 8:10-8:15     Hotel Igea
- 14:00     (to be confirmed) bus back to Padova


The nearest airport is VENICE AIRPORT "Marco Polo" at Tessera (Venezia), 20 Km east of Padova (Padua). From the Airport there are frequent bus connections to Padova (SITA) and from Padua Bus Station other bus connections to Legnaro (other details in the “bus section”).

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. Before boarding remember to validate your tickets.
From Padua Railway Station you have then to reach Padua Bus Station (Autostazione) for catching a bus to Legnaro (see further details in the following “bus section”). Please note that  the two stations are really at walking distance (the bus station "Autostazione" is on the left on the railway station).

There is a regular bus service from Padova to Legnaro. The bus stop is just outside the railway station (on the left). The buses leave every 30 minutes and arrive just in front of the laboratories.

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).