Venue & Destination

Just a few steps from the unexpected historic center of Padua, steeped in art and culture, and under 30 minutes from Venice, the new Padova Congress center is the largest in the Veneto and wait for Emyo 2024 Delegates

Padova Congress

Via N. Tommaseo 59
35131 Padova Italy

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Padova Congress is only 500 meters from Padua Railway Station and well connected with all city by public buses (line U10, U07, U25)

How to get there

By train

Padua can be easily reached by train. It is 2 hours from Milan, an hour and a half from Bologna, 3 hours and half from Rome and only 20 minutes from Venice. The train station is about 500 meters from the congress center. At the railway station you can find taxi and a rich web of public buses (

You can visit Trenitalia and Italo Treno website to discover the highspeed connections.

Trenitalia Italo Treno

By car

From the Milan-Venice (A4) highway, take the Padova Est exit then follow signs for the Fiera. From the Bologna-Padua (A13) highway, take the Padova Sud exit then follow signs for the Fiera. The Congress Center offers ample parking facilities.

By plane

The nearest airport is Marco Polo International Airport in Tessera, Venice, which can be reached in about half an hour by highway. Venice is connected to the most important European cities by direct flights, most of all in the summer.

Venice Airport

You can reach Padua city centre and/or Congress Center by bus. All day service with about 1 run any working hours taking 50 minutes itinerary. Ticket fare is actually 5 euros.

FS Bus Italia

Taxi from Venice Airport to Padua city center costs about 130 euros for a 40/45 minutes run. Some lowcost companies flight on TREVISO AIRPORT, the second Venice’s airport, about 60 minutes by car from Padua.

A Shuttle Service connect airport to VENEZIA MESTRE RAILWAY STATION, where you can find, any hour, connection with Padua Station (15 minutes)

Treviso Airport

Experience Venice and Padua


Padua is home to the second oldest university in Italy (the oldest is in Bologna). This, plus the historical wealth of the city, has created a legacy of grand buildings, many filled with the medieval frescoes for which Padua is famous. There is an Italian popular saying: “Venice is beautiful, Padua is her sister”. It has two UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list, Scrovegni Chapel and Botanic Garden. The distance from Venice is only 30 minutes by train. So, don’t loose the opportunity to discover Padua!

The largest and most popular piazza in Padua is Prato della Valle. This massive square or actually an ellipse shape is surrounded by a canal edged with 78 statues of notable Paduans. The piazza itself is a favourite meeting place and home to a daily food market and occasional weekend antiques markets.

Dominating the Piazza del Santo is the Basilica of Sant’Antonio. It is an important religious site because inside you can find the tomb of Saint Anthony, who is the saint of the city of Padua.

The Scrovegni Chapel, known by the surname of its patron Enrico, is dedicated to Santa Maria della Carità and is famous all over the world for the extraordinary cycle of paintings by Giotto. The first great revolution made by Giotto in Padua is in the representation of space: we can admire examples of perspective and the rendering of the third dimension that anticipate the Renaissance theories of a hundred years.

Created in 1545 on the property of the Benedictine monks of St. Justina, Padua Botanical Garden is the world’s oldest university botanical garden. Padua Botanical Garden is the original of all botanical gardens throughout the world; it represents the birth of science, of scientific exchanges, and of the awareness of the relationship between nature and culture. It gave a great contribution to the development of many modern scientific disciplines, notably botany, medicine, chemistry, ecology, and pharmacy.

Prato della Valle in Padua
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in Venice


Venice is a unique place in the world. For the most ”the most romantic place in the world”. However, Venice is first “art”, that has survived to the present day and in any corner tells, as a fable, the splendors of the years of history of the Serenissima. Greek-Byzantine influences have blended perfectly with the typical styles of the area, creating a unique artistic combination. Examples are the most important monuments such as those in Piazza San Marco: the Basilica of San Marco, the Campanile and the Palazzo Ducale. The masterpieces of Tintoretto present in the Scuola di San Rocco or the modern and contemporary works kept in the many galleries or exhibited during the Biennale make Venice a great open air museum, to visit walking!

San Marco Square
Piazza San Marco is the city’s main public square and contains its most famous buildings such as St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Napoleon called it “the world’s most beautiful drawing room”. Piazza San Marco is in the heart of Venice and is the only “piazza” in Venice, since the rest of the squares are called “piazzales” or “campos”. It was established during the ninth century, but adopted its current size and form in 1177, and was paved one hundred years later. To build St. Mark’s Church, Venice mixed the spiritual and material heritage of Byzantium to the West. The Greek cross plan stands on a structure which in the longitudinal nave has basilica architectural motifs: the vertical arm of the cross is greater than those of the transepts and the altar is in the apse area. Above the cross are five cupolas, according to the eastern model, as a symbol of God’s presence.

The interior has a unitary sequence subdivided into individual spatial orchestrations to which gold background mosaics ensure continuity and the church’s special way of being.

Spend your time in Venice also sailing through the Lagoon, rich of different and picturesque islands, as Murano, famous for its artistic glasses, or Burano, known for its lace and colorful houses.