Venue, travels, and accomodations


The conference will be hosted by the University of Padua’s Department of Economics and Management “Marco Fanno”, Via del Santo 33, 35123 Padova. 

The event will take place at the Department of Economics and Management “Marco Fanno”, Palazzo Levi Cases, via del Santo 33, Padua and at Centro Universitario Padovano, Via Zabarella 82, Padua.

How to reach the Department of Economics and Management “Marco Fanno”, via del Santo 33, from the Train Station:

How to reach the Centro Universitario Padovano, Via Zabarella 82, from the Train Station:


Padua is in the north-east of Italy, 40 km west of Venice and 90 km east of Verona.


The nearest international airports are:

You can reach Padua from these airports with Taxi/Shuttle services that you should book in advance:

Travel time from Venice or Treviso is 40 minutes, and from Verona and Bologna it is around 1 hour 20 minutes. Venice and Treviso airports are also connected to Padua by Buses run by the Busitalia company. Buses to and from Treviso Airport run about every 30 minutes from 6:00am to 9:00pm, and about every 60 minutes for Venice airport. Please, visit the airports websites to see the timetable. The bus stops are just outside the arrivals areas at both airports. Tickets can be bought at the airports, though normally not on board. Travel time from each airport is about 1 hour 10 minutes. The final destination is Padua Bus station/Train station. It takes 20 minutes walk from the Rail Station to the conference venue and it is well connected to the other locations.

Verona airport is connected by a shuttle service to Verona railway station, where trains can be caught to Padua railway station ( Trains run about every hour and travel time is about 1 hour. For taxis, call Radio Taxi (+39 049 651333


Padua is connected to the major cities in Italy by the national train service Trenitalia. It takes half an hour from Venice, one hour from Treviso and Verona, one hour/one hour and half from Bologna (depending on the train typology you choose).

Venice is about half an hour away and Rome about 4 hours away. The station is just a 20 minute walk from the conference venue.


Exit the Milano -Venezia motorway at “Padova Est”. From there, follow the signs to the city centre (“centro”). There is streetside parking near the conference venue (Park Piazza Insurrezione and Padova Prato Park)


4 stars hotels (****)

  • Hotel Majestic Toscanelli
    Via dell’Arco, 2
    35122 Padova
    Tel: +39 049 663244
    Special rates for conference participants communicating the code “ReCL24“: double room single occupancy – rate from 109€

  • Hotel Europa
    Largo Europa, 9
    35137, Padova
    Tel: +39 049 661200
    Website :
    Special rates for conference participants communicating the code “ReCL24“: double room – rate from 120€; double room single occupancy – rate from 105€
  • Hotel Donatello
    Via del Santo, 102/104
    35123 Padova
    Tel: +39 049 8750634
    Website :
    Special rates for conference participants communicating the code “ReCL24“: double room – rate from 120€; double room single occupancy – rate from 130€

3 stars hotels (***)

  1. Hotel Patavium
    Via Beato Pellegrino, 106
    35137 Padova
    Tel: +39 049 723698
    Fax: +39 049 8728372
    Special rates for conference participants communicating the code “ReCL24“: double room single occupancy – rate from 210€
  • Hotel Giotto
    Piazzale Pontecorvo, 33
    35121 Padova
    Tel: +039 049 876 1845
    Special rates for conference participants communicating the code “ReCL24“: double room – rate from 96€; double room single occupancy – rate from 90€

2 stars hotels (**)

  1. Art Hotel Al Fagiano
    Via A. Locatelli, 45
    35123 Padova
    Tel: +39 049 8750073
    Fax: +39 049 8753396
    Special rates for conference participants communicating the code “ReCL24“: double room – rate from 115€; double room single occupancy – rate from 95€

1 star hotels and other (*)

  1. Hotel Eden
    Via Cesare Battisti, 255
    35121 Padova
    Tel: 049 650484
    Fax: 049 8364097
  • Hotel Piccolo Vienna
    Via Beato Pellegrino, 133
    35123 Padova
    Tel. & Fax: +39 0498716331
  • B&B Diamantino Town House
    Piazza dei Signori, 28
    35139 Padova
    Tel.: +39 049 8752154; Mobile: +39 345 5835616;
    Fax: +39 049 2133002


Padua (Padova) is a city located in the north-east of Italy, between Verona and Venice, in the core of the Veneto region. According to the tradition, it was founded by the Trojan counsellor Antenor after the fall of Troy and due to its 3000 years of history, Padua claims to be the most ancient city in Veneto. Walking under the covered walkways, it is possible to read the history of this dynamic and creative city through the Renaissance churches, Middle Ages buildings and modern constructions.

Padua is known as the city of the three “without”: the coffee without doors, the valley without grass and the Saint without name. The first refers to the Pedrocchi Café, a cultural and commercial centre for artists and students. From the 19th century to the early 20th century, it was open day and night, with an open porch and no windows. The second is related to Prato della Valle, one of the biggest squares in Europe. Due to the intensive usage of the square, the floods that have taken place in the past centuries and the tree planting in the 19th century, grass has always struggled to grow in this “valley”. The elliptical square is surrounded by a canal and 78 statues of personalities who have a connection with the city. Finally, the Saint refers to the Basilica of Saint Antony of Padua, one of the most visited places in the city and the destination of pilgrimage from all over the world. Inside the 13th century Roman church, there are the relics of the Portuguese friar and the tomb of the famous Middle Ages condottiero Gattamelata, whose equestrian statue by Donatello is outside the Basilica.

There are several places of worship in Padua and, like The Saint, some of them are examples of artistic treasures. It is impossible not to mention the unfinished Padua Cathedral, rebuilt three times from the 4th to the 18th century, with its Medieval frescoes painted by Giusto de’Menabuoi in the Baptistery. The Abbey of Santa Giustina is the most ancient place of worship in the city, with its Renaissance architecture. Furthermore, Padua is also known for the Scrovegni Chapel, a small church part of the Museo Civico of Padua, that the banker Enrico Scrovegni commissioned to Giotto. Inside the Chapel one can admire the magnificent fresco cycle made by the Tuscan painter in the 1305. The Medieval masterpiece narrates the sacred stories of the Life of Christ, the Virgin and in the counter-façade it is represented the impressive Last Judgment.

One of the hotspots of this city is its University. Founded in 1222, it is one of the ancient Universities of the world and boasts the first University botanical garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a permanent anatomic theatre. It was founded by a group of students and teachers who came from Bologna, with the purpose of defending the freedom of thought both in studying and teaching. This purpose is still explicit in the University’s motto: Universa Universi Patavina Libertas. The main university building is Palazzo Bo. The name derives from “Hospitium Bovis”, an inn opened by a butcher in the 15th century. The origin of the building explains why the crest of the University is a bucranium (the skull of an ox). Inside Palazzo Bo, one can admire the Cortile Antico, adorned by the coats of arms of the students’ families and scholars of the University. Considering also the main lecture all, there are nearly 3000 coats of arms in the building.

In the Cortile Antico there is the statue of Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, who became the first woman in the world to be awarded a university degree. An important room is the “Room of the Forties”. Forty stands for the number of portraits on the walls of the room, which represent the most famous students of the University, including Niccolò Copernico and William Harvey. The Room of the forties also hosts Galileo’s desk, as the scientist taught in the University from 1592 to 1610. During his stay in Padua, he made some of his most important discoveries, including the four Medicean stars of Jupiter. Galileo used to observe the sky from his house, not from the Specola, as many people think. The Specola is instead a prison-tower reorganized an observatory in 1771 by Astronomy Professor Giuseppe Toaldo.

In front of the Palazzo Bo is the city hall, Palazzo Moroni, which is linked with Palazzo della Ragione, another distinctive building in Padua, that dates back to the 13th century. The upper floor was dedicated to the town and justice administration, and the ground floor still hosts the historical covered market of the city. The walls of the so called “Salone” (“Great Hall”) are covered with allegorical frescoes and the protagonist of this space is the gigantic wooden horse, which reminds the Donatello’s one in Piazza del Santo. Both sides of Palazzo della Ragione overlook two squares: Piazza della Frutta and Piazza delle Erbe.

Piazza dei Signori is another important square in the city and it is dominated by the mannerist Clock Tower. Its name comes from Signori Carrara, as it was Ubertino from Carrara who promoted the construction of the square. For centuries, it hosted civic and government celebrations. The Clock Tower shows the zodiac signs. A peculiarity is that the Libra is not present, as in the pre-Roman system Scorpio and Libra were a single zodiac sign.



Cappella Scrovegni

Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121, Padua, Italy

Located in Eremitani Square, the Scrovegni Chapel, totally painted by Giotto, is part of the complex of the Civic Museum, which includes the Archeological Museum, the Museum of Medieval and Modern Art and the Zuckermann Palace. The chapel is part of the Unesco Heritage, and it’s the second Unesco sites of Padua, after the Bothanical Garden.

The chapel is open everyday from 9 am to 7 pm. You can book in advance your visit by the website or calling the call center +39 049 20 100 20 (operating Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, on Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm, closed on Sundays and holidays) and paying the pre-order.

Palazzo della Ragione

Piazza delle Erbe, 35122, Padua, Italy

The Salone of Palazzo della Ragione is one of the biggest room of whole Europe. It was build since the 1218 for administral and giuridical purposes. The walls are totally covered by frescoes, realized by Giotto and his team. The roof is covered by wood as a hull of an overturned ship. The book request is not necessary. It’s visitable from Tuesday to Sunday at 09.00-19.00.

Orto Botanico

Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123, Padua, Italy

The Bothanical Garden, as first Unesco site in Padua, hosts 6.000 plants and 3.500 species: for that it’s consider an important site for the conservation of biodiversity, since 1545. You can visit it without the pre-booking, from Monday to Sunday, at 10am-7pm (closed on Mondays).

Battistero del Duomo

Piazza Duomo, 35141, Padua, Italy

The Baptistery of Padua’s Dome is totally covered by the frescoes of Giusto de’ Menabuoi. As part of the Dom, the baptistery is visitable all the days, (Monday 13-30-18.00; Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-13.30 and 14.00-18.00). The booking is mandatory on Saturday and on Sunday.

Basilica del Santo

Piazza del Santo, 11, 35123, Padua, Italy

The Basilica is one of the most important religious building of Padua. The visit is free: inside of the Basilica you can admire the tomb of St. Antonio, the paintings and the frescoes which cover the walls, the Donatello’s sculptures, the Treasury and the chapels.

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