IEA SHC Task 63 - info

Padova, September 26-30, 2023




September 27-28 ROOM D
Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering (ICEA)
Via Marzolo, 9 – 35131 Padova

September 29 AULA MAGNA
Department of Information Engineering (DEI)
Via Via Gradenigo 6/B– 35131 Padova



How to reach Padova

Padova is both on the Venice-Milano and on the Venice-Rome railways (see timetable of Trenitalia (

The nearest airport is Venice airport - Marco Polo (, 40 kilometers east of Padova; it is conveniently connected with all major European airports.
Some low-cost companies fly to Treviso airport – Canova ( and Verona airport – Valerio Catullo (

Venice (or Treviso) Airport connections
    • By shuttle from/to Venice Airport
The Shuttle service will pick you up at the airport at your arrival and take you directly to the address of your choice in Padova. The reservation must be made at least 24h before your arrival, indicating date, time and flight number.
Air Service:
Fare from Venice airport: 44 EUR per person. Reductions apply for two o more people going to the same address.
    • By bus
From Venice and Treviso airports there are direct buses to Padova bus station (autostazione), close to the railway station.
For the Department of Civil, Envionmental and Architectural Engineering stop at Fiera.
        ◦ From Venice airport
The company Busitalia provides the connections to Padova:
The Busitalia bus stop is located at arrival level.
The bus takes around 1 hour. Fare: 9.40 EUR one way You can buy the ticket at the ticket shop inside the airport, in the vending machines close to the bus stop or directly on the bus (at an extra charge).
        ◦ From Treviso airport
The company Mobilità di Marca provides the connections to Padova:
    • By taxi
The cost of the ride from Venice or Treviso airport to Padova is about 100-110 EUR (extra charges may apply for luggage and night ride).
    • Car rental
A car rental service is available at the airport.


Hotel Donatello (10-15 minutes walking from Palazzo Bo)
Via Del Santo, 102/104 - 35123 Padova
Phone: +39 049 8750634

Hotel Grand’Italia
In front of the railway station (15 min walking from Palazzo Bo and 10 minutes walking from Dept ICEA)
Corso Del Popolo, 81 – 35131 Padova
Phone: +39 049 8761111

Hotel Toscanelli (3 minutes walking from Palazzo Bo)
Via dell’Arco, 2 - 35122 Padova (Italy)
Phone:+39 049 663244

Hotel NH Mantegna (3 minutes walking from Dept ICEA)
Via Niccolò Tommaseo 61 - 35131 Padova
Phone: +39 049 8494111

Hotel Galileo (3 minuteswalking from Dept ICEA)
Via Venezia 30 - 35131 Padova
Phone: +39 049 7702222

Hotel Giotto (10 minutes walking from Palazzo Bo)
P.le Pontecorvo, 33 – 35121 Padova
Phone: +39 049 8761845

Hotel Europa (5 minutes walking from Palazzo Bo and 10-15 minutes walking from Dept ICEA)
Largo Europa, 9 – 35137 Padova
Phone: +39 049 661200

Hotel Al Fagiano (10 minutes walking from Palazzo Bo)
Via Locatelli, 45 – 35123 Padova
Phone: +39 049 8750073






  Minicruise and botanical garden

Mini cruise to the Venetian Villas of the Riviera del Brenta from Padova to Venice:
The minicruise is not included in the fee (estimated price per person minicruise 119 EUR + lunch 23/30 EUR)   
The minicruise must be booked directly by Task participants interested in as soon as possible, due to the limited number of seats on the boat.
For those who will book the minicruise, the departure time is 7:50 am on September 30 (see below)
7:40 am        Meeting of participants at the Portello Staircase
7:50 am        Departure from the Portello
5:30 pm        Arrival in Venice - San Marco Square
The return to Padova must be self-organized by train (Venice - Santa Lucia Station) or by bus (Venice - Piazzale Roma).
Participants can also decide to stay in Venice overnight. In this case, participants need to carry their luggage on the cruise at an additional cost. Please pay attention when booking the mini cruise.

Botanical garden:
The guided tour to the botanical garden is not included in the fee (estimated price per person ticket 10 EUR + audioguide 5 EUR)
The tour is upon request on September 29 at 3.30 pm. The meeting point is at the Botanical Garden via Orto Botanico 15, 35123 Padova at 3:20 pm.