Italy is one of the cradle countries of Sport Psychology; as a matter of fact, in 1965, the International Society of Sport Psychology has been found in Rome, which shared with Padova the institution of the first Faculty of Psychology in Italy. Padova is a historical town in the north-east of Italy, (situated very close to Venice), which hosts one of the most ancient universities in the world established in 1222. Therefore, in 2022 the University of Padova will celebrate its 800th founding anniversary.
A city of art par excellence, Padova is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered: the gems on offer range from the famous University to the Scrovegni Chapel with its frescoes by Giotto, and from the Botanical Garden, a UNESCO heritage site, to Prato della Valle, one of Europe’s largest squares. A city that strikes the perfect balance between history and modernity, Padova is both young and dynamic.