Travel Info

The City of Padua

Padua is located in the north-east of Italy, just 37 km from the city of Venice, in an area renowned for its natural beauty and historical sites.
Numerous visitors come to Padua every year, attracted by its lively cultural life, its medieval town centre with its abundance of elegant shops and traditional markets, pleasant cafes and restaurants. Wandering through Padua's cobbled streets and beautiful squares is a unique, fascinating experience. Come and visit its lovely historical buildings and churches, enjoy an aperitivo in one of its splendid squares, and be enchanted by Giotto's amazing frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel. Padua is all this, and more!
Padua is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Italy, founded in 1222. Many eminent alumni have found Padua an ideal cultural environment for their studies, including Erasmus of Rotterdam, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Galileo Galilei. Thousands of students still choose Padua as the place for their academic education, and their presence makes Padua a young and lively city.

Getting to Padova

Padova is in the North East of Italy between several of the most famous cities in Italy, all UNESCO world heritage sites. It is situated about 30 km southwest of Venice, about 30 km east of Vicenza, the city of Palladio, and about 80 km east of Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet and the open air opera festival in the Roman Arena. About 80 km south of Padova lies Ferrara, famous for its medieval castle, about 120 km south Bologna with the oldest university in the Western World and about 250 km south the famous city of Florence. All these cities can easily be reached from Padova by train.


VENICE MARCO POLO is the nearest airport to Padua. From the airport, you can travel to Padua (49 km) by:

SITA coach

Air Service shared taxi Book at least 24 hours in advance.

TREVISO ANTONIO CANOVA  You can travel to Padua (62 km) by La Marca coach or by Air Service shared taxi.

VERONA VALERIO CATULLO You can travel to Padua (86 km) by train. The airport is linked to the train station (11 km away) by Aerobus until 11 pm.

BOLOGNA GUGLIELMO MARCONI You can travel to Padua (120 km) by train. The airport is linked to the train station (9 km away) by Aerobus.



Padova train station is a 15-minute walk from the old city centre; there are train services from and to Venice, Trieste, Verona, Milan, Bologna, Florence and Rome.


  • A4 Torino – Trieste. Exit at Padova Ovest and Padova Est
  • A13 Bologna – Padova. Exits at Padova Sud and Padova Zona Industriale


Getting to the Venue

  • From bus and railway station to the Venue Walking distance: 20 minutes (1,5 km)
  • From “Ferrovia(Railway station)” bus 5, 7, 18 (get off at “Tommaseo 114”, the trip is about 3 minutes). From there 1 minute walking (150 m) to get to the Venue (Via Venezia 16).
  • Radio Taxi Padova (phone: +39 049 651333)