|The Veneto region is served by Venezia
Marco Polo Airport.
A direct connection from Milan or Rome International Airports is provided
A shuttle service can be booked 24 hr in advance to get from the airport
to Padova, and viceversa, at the cost of Lire 37.000 per person each way.
Other active Veneto airports are Verona and Treviso, but with no public service to the meeting site. Malpensa and Linate Airports in Milano (Milan) are three hours' drive from Padova (~250 km), while Roma (Rome) Fiumicino Airport is at best five hours' drive.
Car rentals available at Venezia Marco Polo Airport are: Hertz,
Thrifty, Avis, Maggiore, Europcar, Sixt. To reach Padova by car from the
airport or from the North of Italy, follow the signs for the A4 Milano-Venezia
highway and leave it at the "Padova Est" (Padua East) exit.
Remember that highway ("Autostrade") signs are green and you have to pay tolls, but you can use most major credit cards in automatic pay machines in the lanes marked: "FastPay" or "Viacard".
As an example the cost from Venice airport to Padova Est is 3000 Lire. If you are driving from the South of Italy, look for the A13 Bologna-Padova highway and leave it at the "Padova Sud" exit. Some hotels have parking spaces, for other parkings in Padova see map.
If you arrive at Milano-Malpensa Airport you can use the bus shuttle
service to get from the airport to Milano Centrale Railway Station, where
you can board a direct train to Padova.
The Italian Railway Service offers a page with timetables and information.