The Venue & City of Padua

Both venues are located in the heart of the city of Padua and are easily reached on foot or by public transport from hotels, the train and bus stations.

Please note that the city centre of Padua is a pedestrian zone, if you wish to access the Venue by car a parking is available prior booking (autorimessa barbarigo) - please contact the organization for a parking space.

By public transport

Padova is well served by a network of buses and trams. Several of them have stops in the city center, close to the conference venue. For time schedule and routs, please refer to the APS Mobilità website  (external link).

Walking from the train station

Once out of the train station, and facing away from it, take the main road in front of you and continue straight for 1.2 km (along Corso Garibaldi, Via San Fermo, and Piazza Cavour) until you reach Via VII Febbraio. Palazzo Bo’ will be on your left-hand side. To reach the MPX theatre take the street on your right-hand side (Via San Francesco), which further ahead becomes via Manin; at the end of this, turn left to reach Piazza Duomo; walk across the square keeping the Church on your right-hand side. At the far end of the square turn right on Via Vescovado and then turn left on Via Bonporti; the theatre will be on your right-hand side.

Walking from the regional bus station*

Exit from the bus station and reach the first roundabout. Turn right into Via Nicolò Tommaseo and continue straight until the street light. Turn left on Corso del Popolo and continue straight for 1.2 km (along Corso Garibaldi, Via San Fermo, and Piazza Cavour) until you reach Via VII Febbraio. Palazzo Bo’ will be on your left-hand side, while the street on your right-hand side. To reach the MPX theatre take the street on your right-hand side (Via San Francesco), which further ahead becomes via Manin; at the end of this, turn left to reach Piazza Duomo; walk across the square keeping the Church on your right-hand side. At the far end of the square turn right on Via Vescovado and then turn left on Via Bonporti; the theatre will be on your right-hand side.

*   buses from Venice airport stop here

City of Padua *

Padua is one of the most charming and dynamic towns in Italy. The historical centre boasts a wealth of medieval, renaissance and modern architecture; here a fascinating mix of historic and new, of centuries-old traditions and metropolitan rhythms creates a unique atmosphere. The medieval palaces, churches and cobbled streets emanate a sense of history and culture, the shops, markets and locals, a sparkling vitality and vibrant modern life. Welcome to Padua, a town of vast cultural and artistic heritage!

*   from the Website of Provincia of Padova

See the Website of Provincia of Padova for further information!

City of Venice

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.The Gothic pink-and-white-marble Doge’s Palace sits on the east side of the piazza. Before the Christian holiday of Lent, this area becomes the epicenter of Venice's Carnival, where partygoers dress in elaborate masks and costumes. A gondola ride away are the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, an influential gallery of modern art, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, a museum of Renaissance-era and Vedutisti paintings. The covered Rialto foot bridge leads to a market that supplies many of the city's fish-focused Venetian restaurants.

The 75th Venice International Film Festival will be organised by La Biennale di Venezia, and will take place at Venice Lido from August 29th to September 8th, 2018. www.labiennale.org

See turismovenezia.it and veneziaunica.it for further information !