8th AIEE Energy Symposium
Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security


Padua, 28-30 November, 2024

8th AIEE Energy Symposium
Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security


Padua, 28-30 November, 2024

Welcome to Padua

Padova (Padua) is a lively city, rich in cultural attractions and art, with many places to visit and many curiosities to know. at about 35 minutes by car from Venice and an hour from Verona


Basilica of St. Anthony
Prato della Vale Square
Caffé Pedrocchi

Different historical eras and famous artists have given Padua a beauty revealed by a slow walk, all condensed into a historic center that can be visited on foot.
Padua is a true jewel that you can discover step by step, walking under the shelter of its porticoes in a romantic atmosphere of the historic buildings and the vitality of the squares.
Padova is named for its “Saint without name“, for its “Lawn without grass” and for its “Café without doors“: they are, respectively, Basilica of Saint Anthony, Prato della Valle and Caffè Pedrocchi, three places you cannot miss during a visit to the city.

The domes of Saint Anthony known simply as ‘The Saint’ – rise above the surrounding buildings and, if you have the chance to admire Padua from above, it will be easy to recognize them. The basilica was built between 1232 and the mid of the fourteenth century and is a pilgrimage destination
Prato della Valle is the second largest square in Europe and not far away from this building. It is undoubtedly one of the fascinating places in the city. It has an elliptical shape with a central island surrounded by a canal and 78 statues representing the most famous historical personalities of the city.

Palazzo della Ragione, known as “Il Salone“, an architectural endeavor that had no equal at the time. It is 82 meters long and 27 meters wide. Its first construction dates to 1219, and in ancient times it was the seat of the city courts; the room features a cycle of medieval frescoes and the almost six-meter-high wooden horse, given to the city by one of the nobles of the time, certainly catches the eye.

Piazza della Signoria, is another famous square, the tower of Palazzo del Capitanio, on the other hand, with its astronomical clock marking not only hours and minutes but also months, days and even astrological placements.
Padua is also a “water city” from the port of Porta Portello, near the Levi Casses Center one can reach Venice by boat.
We can say that Padova is a colourful, lively city, where everyone can discover a lot of beauty, one step after another.

How to reach Padua

By airplane

Venice “Marco Polo” Airport  (49 km)

From the airport, travel to Padova by:
– SITA coach (every 30 minutes) until 10 pm
– Train from Venezia–Mestre railway station. The airport is linked to the train station by ATVO Fly bus or ACTV city bus no. 5

Other near international airports: https://www.unipd.it/en/coming-padua


By train

Padua is located between the cities of Vicenza, Treviso, Venice and Rovigo.

It is easily reachable by train: with the high-speed trains you can reach Padua without changes in about 3 hours from Rome or Turin, just over 2 hours from Milan or Florence. From Padua it is also possible to reach the main towns of the North-East by train: Venice and Vicenza in about half an hour, Verona and Treviso in an hour, Cortina in 2 hours, even with direct connection.  The city center can be reached by foot in less than 20 minutes, or by public transport (buses and tram).


Contact us

Conference Secretariat:

Phone: +39.06.3227367;
e-mail: aiee@aieesymposium.eu; assaiee@aiee.it