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Welcome Cocktail

Monday, July 11th 2022, 05.30 pm
The tour is included in all the registration fees.

The welcome cocktail is an occasion for all participants to meet and interact with each other, while enjoying local apetizers and musical entertainment. It will be held in Palazzo della Ragione, built between 1306 and 1308, right in front of the Piazza delle Erbe. Inside Palazzo della Ragione, visitors are able to see the original frescoes and the 5,75 m tall wooden horse that was built in 1466 and that represents ne of the symbols of Padova.

Opening and welcome cocktail with entertainement at Palazzo della Ragione and Piazza delle Erbe.

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Price: included in all registration fees

Conference dinner

Friday, July 15th 2022, 07.30 pm
The tour is included in all the registration fees.

The Conference dinner will be accompanied by musical entertainment and held at the Orto Botanico, the Botanical Gardens of Padova, created in 1545 on the property of the Benedictine monks of St. Justine, the oldest existing university botanical garden in the world. It represents the birth of science and scientific exchanges, and the starts for the relationship between nature and culture awarness. It gave a great contribution to the development of many scientific disciplines, such as botany, medicine, chemistry, ecology, and pharmacy.

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Price: included in all registration fees

Included in the registration fees, two alternative tours on Thursday, July 13th 2022, 4.00 pm

Guided walking tour of Padua and local wine tasting:

Prato della Valle, Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, ancient Jewish Quarter

Guided tour of the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua where lies the tomb of the Saint, Prato della Valle, one of the biggest green squares in Europe and the Jewish Quarter.

The construction of the Basilica of St. Anthony started in 1232 and its main areas were finished by the end of the XIII Century. The style of the Church is Romanesque and Gothic at times, creating a contrasting and original building.

Prato della Valle as it looks today was built at the end of the XVIII Century. Its peculiar shape and configuration are distinguishing of the City of Padova.

The Jewish Ghetto is a labyrinth of streets operative between 1603 and 1797, when after the French Revolution Jewish people were declaired free and equal.

At the end of the tour, participants will be able to taste local wine or do sport activities yet to be define.

Useful information and program

Price: Included in all registrations fees

The visit includes:

  • An English speaking guide

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.

Alternatively, participants can choose to participate in one of the proposed:

Sports activities

The sports activities are yet to be announced and more details will be communicated later.

Useful information and program

Price: Included in all registrations fees

The visit includes:

  • TBA

Cultural Tours

Pre-Tour: Euganean Hills tour, visit of a traditional cellar and wine and food tasting

Sunday, July 10th 2022, 03.00 pm

A private bus will take the participants from Padova to the Euganean Hills.

The Euganean Hills stand out unexpectedly in the heart of the Venetian plain with their unmistakable conical volumes. This near-perfect geometry is the result of 40-million years ancient volcanic phenomena. The uniqueness of the natural environments and the unspoiled nature are accompanied by picturesque historic villages within the Park.
For the tour to be even more satisfying, participants will be taken to one of the wine cellars of the Park, were they will be able to taste Venetian traditional wines and food.

After the end of the Tour, the private bus will take the participants back to Padova.

Useful information and program

Price: € 69,00 (VAT included)

The visit includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Tasting of local wines and food

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.

Boat Tour of Padua

Tuesday, July 12th 2022, 09.30 am

Once upon a time, people used to move by “gondola”, “burci” and “mascarete” (typical boats) along internal canals. A part from people, they carryied goods of all sorts along waterways and under the bridges.

The private guided tour, suitable for grown-ups as well as kids, will guide the participants from the Ancient port of the City “Porta Portello” through a quiet and peaceful navigation. From the river, a privileged point of view, participants will discover impotant monuments of the city.

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Price: € 45,00 (VAT included)
The visit includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Ticket for the boat

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.

Guided walking tour of Padua:

Squares “delle Erbe”, “del Mercato”, “dei Signori “and the Reggia Carrarese quarter

Wednesday, July 13th 2022, 4.00 pm

Accompanied walk and guided visit of the Padua famous squares “delle Erbe”, “del Mercato”, “dei Signori” and the Reggia Carrarese quarter. The daily markets in these main squares of Padova are held since medieval times. Here it is possible to find first fruits and traditionl shops.

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Price: € 28,00 (VAT included)

The visit includes:

  • An English speaking guide

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.

Scrovegni Chapel

Wednesday, July 13th 2022, 07.30 pm

A unique chance to visit the Scrovegni Chapel, frescoed between 1303 and 1305 by Giotto. The worldwide famous Chapel is a masterpiece in the history of painting in the 14th century, considered to be the most complete series of frescoes executed by Giotto in his mature age. The frescoes cover all the walls of the Chapel with the story of Virgin Mary and Christ and the Last Judgement.

Useful information and program

Price: € 39,00 (VAT included)
The visit includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Ticket for eventing visit of Scrovegni Chapel

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.

Post-Tour and departure: Venezia

Saturday, July 16th 2022, 09.00 am

Thanks to the proximity between Padova and Venezia, participants will have the possibility to visit one of the most beautiful and famous cities in Europe. With its canals, narrow streets, gondolas and balconies, Venezia is one of the most romantic and extraordinary destinations in Italy.

A private shuttle will take the participants to Venezia and will visit the city with an English-speaking guide. At lunch-time participants will stop at a typical Venitian restaurant.

Useful information and program

Price: TBA
The visit includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Lunch in typical restaurant
  • Private transportation from Padua to Venice
  • Venice local trasportation

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.