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Contact info

SIGNET groupDepartment of Information EngineeringUniversity of Padova, Italy.

  • via G. Gradenigo 6/b, 35131, Padova, Italy
  • Building: DEI/A (building map)
  • GPS: 45.409257, 11.895080


Reaching us by train

First and second class are available; for fast trains a supplement is required, and in some cases a seat reservation is mandatory: so, specify which train you are going to board when asking for a ticket. All tickets (both round-trip and one way) have a validity of 2 months; before boarding the train, it is mandatory to validate them by using the yellow machines located on the platforms and throughout the station: penalties are applied to the infringers. Routes and timetables can be found at Trenitalia web site. From Padova’s railway station you can then reach the Department of Information Engineering either by taxi, bus, or on foot. By taxi (recommended): the taxi pick-up area is located in front of Padova’s railway station (see, phone: +39 049 651333). It takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the Department of Information Engineering. By bus: from Padova’s railway station, take the APS bus number 18 and stop at “ex-FIAT/Portello”. On foot: the Department of Information Engineering is at a walking distance (about 3.5 kilometers from the train station, i.e., about 30 minutes on foot). See the preferred directions on Google maps.

Reaching us by airplane

The closest (and recommended) airport is the airport of Venice Marco Polo (VCE). From there, you can reach Padova by taxi, shuttle, train or coach. Taxi: the Radiotaxi service (phone: +39 049 651333) provides direct transfer from the airport to Padova. Howewer, this is the most expensive option. By taxi or shuttle: there is an Air service (Coop. Radiotaxi Padova, e-mail: airservice at, phone: +39 049 8704425) offering group buses at the cost of approximately 30 € per person (one-way from or to the airport). Booking is possible via email or online. An equivalent service is offered by Landomas (the service is called “servizio navetta”, phone: +39 049 8601426). By coach: you can use the SITA bus service. Departures from the airport are every 30 minutes. In the timetable select TESSERA AEROPORTO (Airport) as a departure (Fermate di Partenza) and PADOVA STAZ. FS (railway station) for your destination (Fermate di Arrivo), select the travel day (Data di viaggio) and then click on CORSE DI ANDATA (One-way ticket). To reach the Department of Information Engineering, the driver stops at “ex-FIAT” on demand. By bus + train: reach the Mestre railway station (Mestre F.S.) using the ATVO Fly Bus or the ACTV bus n° 15. For ACTV, see the timetable from AEROPORTO (Airport) to STAZIONE FS (Railway station), feriale (weekday) or festivo (holiday). Once in Mestre, take a train to Padova (see above), the train will take about 30 minutes.


Padova offers plenty of Hotels to choose from. Tow conveniently located and nice Hotels are:

  • Best Western Hotel Galileo****, it is located at walking distance (just 8 minutes from our department), has been recently renovated, providing a modern and fresh environment. Usually, prices start from 75 € per night for a single room. See the preferred path to our department on Google maps.
  • NH Mantegna****, it is located at walking distance (just 7 minutes from our department), it is an elegant, modern and functional Hotel, standard prices start from 75 € per night for a single room. See the preferred path to our department on Google maps.

Additional Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts can be found here.