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Padua 2017 - Project Meeting

Padua, Italy
16 June 2017

Friday (16 June): MWA Project Meeting
Sunday (18 June): MWA Board Meeting

This meeting will be held in conjunction with "The Broad Impact of Low Frequency Observing", to be held in Bologna, Italy, the week of 19-23 June.

Logistics

Note that Padua is known as Padova in italian.

Travel

  • Airports

    • The Venice Airport System is the third in Italy after Rome and Milan. It has direct connections to most airport destinations in Italy and Europe, along with direct connection to the USA, the Middle East and Japan. All main European and Middle-East hubs are connected with several flights per day.
      The main airport in Venice is 47 km from the Padova downtown. It is connected by:
      • AirService sharing shuttles (40 min, 33 euros, door-to-door)
      • public buses (1h, 8 euros)
      • taxis (40min, 80 euros)
    • The Treviso airport is 70km from Padova downtown. It mainly hosts of low-cost companies, with flights from/to many destinations in Europe.
      • AirService sharing shuttles (50 min, 41 euros, door-to-door)
      • public buses (1h, 7 euros)
      • taxis (40min, 85 euros)
  • Railway

    The railway station is within walking distance (20min) and can be reached from the Venue with the new tramway (cf. “Local Public Transportation”). Padova is one of the stations of the national high-speed train system along the E-W (Milan 2h, Venice/Mestre 20m, Trieste 2.5h) and N-S (Bologna 1h, Florence 1.5h, Rome 3h) directions.

Accomodations

Several Hotels are available at less than 2 km from the conference Venue or less than 20min walking (mostly are 2 or 5 minutes walking). In the table below are listed some of the available hotels at walking distance from the venue, sorted by number of stars. Prices shown in the following table (about 10% cheaper than list prices) are for special agreements. Special rooms, e.g. suites, are about twice as expensive. Prices include breakfast. Average prices for a 4-star single room is € 90 and a 3-star single room is € 60. Furthermore, there are several 2-star hotels and Bed&Breakfasts, some of which are very near to the Observatory.

Hotel Stars Single (€) Double (€)
Methis 4 98 140
Toscanelli 4 95 140
Donatello 4 100 160
Plaza 4 70 80
Europa 4 95 120
M14 3 49 76
Pellegrino 3 64 77
Igea 3 63 85
Al Fagiano 2 55 85

Attractions

  • Cities of art This region is filled with treasure chests that hold precious historical and artistic testimonies. Venezia, Verona and Vicenzaare all cities that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Padua itself is one of the most charming and dynamic towns in Italy.
  • The Padua University Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico) The world's first botanical garden, created in Padua in 1545.
  • The Scrovegni Chapel One of the most precious masterpieces of fourteenth-century European painting. It contains the most complete cycle of frescoes made by the great Tuscan master, Giotto, in his maturity. When he painted the star of Bethlehem in his famous "Adoration of the Magi", Giotto was probably inspired by Halley's comet, which appeared in 1301. For the first time in art history, the comet appears remarkably natural.
  • Beaches The beach resorts of Jesolo, Lido di Venezia, Chioggia just to name the most famous were awarded with 7 Blue Flags in 2014 for the high quality of the ninety kilometres of sand, water and equipment.
  • Mountains The world's most beautiful peaks, crystal clear air, unspoiled wilderness, and pretty villages that dot the romantic valleys, these are only a few words that describe the beautiful scenery of the Dolomites of the Veneto mountains.
  • Thermal Baths and SPA Caves, massages, swimming pools, saunas and beauty treatments to relieve stress, heal, find physical balance or just to be pampered: AbanoTerme, MontegrottoTerme are the thermal with a tradition dating back to ancient Rome. Montegrotto also hosts Y-40 the deepest swimming pool in the word.
  • Lakes Pools of clear water, small villages, picturesque harbours, landscapes, sport and dishes of excellent local products. The best known is Lake Garda.
  • Wine Veneto has a very rich agricultural tradition and is famous for wines (especially in the regions around Verona and Conegliano): this tradition is kept high through many schools and festivals.