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Practical Information

Local Contact Information:

Luca Bucciarelli, Director General’s Secretariat

Email: here Telephone: +39 049 827 3013

Venue Details:

The event will take place at Orto Botanico, the historical botanic garden of the University of Padova near the city centre:

Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123 Padova PD

Google Maps: here

Nearest tram stop is Prato. Map showing the route from the tram stop Prato to Orto Botanico: here

Hotel Information:

The local organiser has suggested hotels in the neighbourhood of the venue, which are shown in the following list. The best rates can usually be achieved through online hotel providers such as booking.com, etc. although it is often also worth checking the aggregator’s rates with the hotel’s own rates before finalising your booking. 

Hotel Europa 4*
Largo Europa 9, 35137 Padova
Tel.: +39 049 661 200 Email: [email protected]

Hotel Grand’Italia 4*
Corso del Popolo 81, 35131 Padova
Tel.: +39 049 8761 111 Email: [email protected]

Majestic Toscanelli 4*
Via Dell’Arco 2, 35122 Padova
Tl.: +39 049 663 244 Email: [email protected]

Hotel Milano 4*
Via Bronzetti 62, 35138 Padova
Tel.: +39 049 8712 555 Email: [email protected]

NH Padova 4*
Via N. Tommaseo, 61, 35131 Padova
Tel.: +39 049 8494 111 Email: [email protected]

Methis Hotel & SPA 4*
Riviera Paleocapa, 70, 35142 Padova
Tel.: +39 049 8725 555 Email: [email protected]

Lunch and Dinner:

Lunches and dinner within the seminar programme will be included.

Please inform the HUMANE secretariat about any special dietary needs as soon as possible by returning the Participants Information Form (which will be sent to you upon confirmation of your registration) to the Secretariat.

Dinner Venue

Information will follow

Getting to Padova

From Venice Airport “Marco Polo”

The nearest airport is Venice “Marco Polo”. From here you can reach Padova in the following ways:

By train:

First take a regular bus (line 15) from Venice Airport to Mestre train station and then a train from Mestre to Padova (it takes approx. 40 minutes). Train information: here

By bus:

From Venice Airport to Padova Train Station, every 30 minutes from 07:00 to 22:40. Details: here

By taxi:

A taxi to Padova takes about one hour. Our local organiser suggests two companies:

  • RADIOTAXI:  041 5964
  • AIRSERVICE: 049 8744025 (collective bus shuttle)

From Bologna Airport ‘G. Marconi’

From Bologna Airport you can reach Padova from Bologna Central train station. There are regular shuttles from the airport to the train station, a monorail and taxi service. The train ride to Padova takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. Train information: here

Information about public transport and taxi from the airport: here

From Milan Malpensa Airport

From Milan Malpensa Airport you can reach Padova from Milan Central train station. There are regular trains to Milan Central – the Malpensa Express. The direct train ride from Milan Central to Padova takes 2 hours. Train information: here

From the train station to Orto Botanico:

There is a tram that takes you to Orto Botanico to Palazzo Bo in about 10 minutes. There is only one line, the direction is ‘Guizza’ or ‘capolinea sud’ and the tram stop near Palazzo Bo is called ‘Prato’.

Map showing the route from the tram stop Prato to Orto Botanico: here

Tickets cost 1.30 € and must be purchased in advance. Details: here


HUMANE and the University of Padova fully intend to deliver the HUMANE Spring Seminar. If however, public health restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic require it to be postponed, participants will be notified with as much notice as possible.

Neither HUMANE or the University of Padova are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects during the HUMANE Spring Seminar. Participants attending the HUMANE Spring Seminar do so at their own risk and responsibility.