Social Events

Welcome Reception

Wednesday 13th
6 pm – 8 pm
Bar Tre Scalini, Via Venezia 2 – 35131 Padova (PD)

The Welcome Reception is the first social gathering between all conference delegates. This will take place at Bar Tre Scalini, which is located near the venue.

The Bar Tre Scalini overlooks the historic Porta Portello and the Piovego River, which once connected Padua and Venice. Its name Tre Scalini means Three Steps because of the stairs on the bridge that crosses the Piovego River. It seems that this Bar has a very long history, which is traced back to the beginning of the 20th Century, when it represented a meeting point for fishermen and traders who arrived tired from their journey and here they could find food and rest.

Today it represents a reference for University students, who you will see walking along the river and stopping at the Tre Scalini for a coffee or a spritz!

This will be an evening of networking and fun; participants will be served drinks and an array of canapés.

After the conclusion of the Welcome Reception, participants will be able to continue their fun at the bars nearby along the river (Navigli).

Conference Dinner

Thursday 14th
8 pm
Caffè Pedrocchi

The Conference Dinner takes place at Pedrocchi Café , which is adjacent to the Palazzo della Ragione in the center of Padua. The Pedrocchi Café is one of the nicest buildings in the city center, founded in the 18th century. It has architectural prominence because its rooms were decorated in diverse styles by the architect Giuseppe Jappelli, as well as historical prominence because of its role in the 1848 riots against the Habsburg monarchy.

Being already in the center, you will have the opportunity to take a pleasant walk in the squares of the city. You will find several bars where you can stop for a drink accompanied by cicchetti, the typical Venetian finger food that is served with an aperitif.

Visit Palazzo del Bo

Friday 15th
6.15 pm – 7.15 pm – to book
Palazzo del Bo, Via VIII Febbraio 1848, 2
€ : Free
LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE – BOOK SOON by sending an email to inserting as object “Palazzo Bo – Surname”

Palazzo del Bo is the historic seat of the University of Padua from 1493.

Padua University was founded in 1222, by a group of students and teachers from the University of Bologna, who were looking for more freedom of thought. The historic seat of the University was built incorporating the hospitium bovis, a hotel located next to some butchers. Formerly it consisted of two universities: one for students who came from abroad and one for local students. In 1399 it was divided on the basis of the subject: the University of Artists (philosophers and doctors) and the University of Law were established. Later, Padua University was recognised as one of the most important universities in the field of medicine.

Today Palazzo del Bo hosts the Rectorate of Law of the University and the oldest Anatomical Theater in the world.

You will be accompanied by an expert guide on an hour-long tour.

Visit Venice

Venice is one of the most popular Italian cities in the world, which stands out for being built on water. Venice will amaze you with its beauty, one of its particularities is that  you can move around the city only on foot, by ferry or boat. In July you’ll also have the chance to visit the 59th International Art Exhibition (  It will be a unique experience!

You can reach Venice by train in less than 30 minutes, starting from Padua Station to Venezia S. Lucia. You can book your train ticket yourself from the website

There is no entrance fee to access the city.

Visit Cappella degli Scrovegni and Musei Civici

Opening hours: everyday 9am – 7pm

Important notice: it is not possible to make reservations for the same day. Tickets must be collected well in advance. Pre-booking is required, reservations can be made up to the day before the visit if you choose to pay by credit card.

For a complete visit to the Chapel, the use of FFP2 mask is required. Contact Center: +39 049 20 100 20 (from Monday to Friday from 9am – 7pm; on Saturdays 9am – 6pm; closed on Sundays and holidays).

The Scrovegni Chapel, which is dedicated to St. Mary of the Charity, was frescoed between 1303 and 1305 by Giotto, upon the commission of Enrico degli Scrovegni. It is one of the most important masterpieces of Western art. The frescoes, which narrate events in the lives of the Virgin Mary and Christ, cover the entire walls.

Since 26 March 2003, a room in the Eremitani Museum has been equipped with 7 workstations, some of which have multimedia features, in order to enable visitors to study the frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel and gather information about the historical and artistic period in which Giotto lived and worked.