Venue and Transportation
Vicenza is a town (population 115,000) 30 km West of Padua. From Vicenza it is possible to reach Venice in less than 30 min by train; the conference will be held at the Vicenza Campus of the Padua University School of Engineering. Vicenza is a thriving and cosmopolitan city, with a rich history and culture, and many museums, art galleries, piazzas, villas, churches and elegant Renaissance palazzi. The considerable cultural interest of Vicenza is linked mainly to the name of the architect Andrea Palladio, responsible for numerous famous historical buildings in Vicenza, inspired by the classical art of the Greeks and Romans, revisited to suit the Veneto culture. Palladian architecture is considered a universal value that had an enormous influence all over the world and that is why Vicenza is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. (http://www.vicenzae.org/en/)
Vicenza is both an ancient city, already important in the Roman times, and a modern city, fully open to tourism and commercial exchanges. Vicenza is well known for the good weather especially in summer, the friendly people, the excellent cuisine, and its artistic relevance.
The city counts with a large and diverse offer for lodgment. The city is completely flat. Walking, cycling along the city is very comfortable. Moreover, the city has a good public transport network which will allow the delegates to come to the university from practically any point in the city.
The airports nearest to Vicenza are Venice Marco Polo (60 km from Vicenza) and Verona Catullo (50 km from Vicenza); both airports are served by many frequent international flights. From both Venice Marco Polo and Verona airport, it's about an hour's transfer (by bus then train) to Vicenza. Information on www.atvo.it and www.trenitalia.com.
Vicenza station is on the main Milan-Venice railway link, served by numerous international trains. Trenitalia Le Frecce and Eurostar trains stop at Vicenza. Information on www.trenitalia.com.
Vicenza is on the A4 (Milan-Venice) motorway, which is linked to the European motorway network.
Vicenza has a wide range of accommodation, from luxury hotels to youth hostels. The estimated rates per night for single or double accommodation, breakfast included, are from 50 € to 150€. These prices will be updated in 2021 with the cost of living. The Organizing Committee will select a few hotels in Vicenza willing to apply special rates for Conferences participants. Some hotels are at walking distance from the Conference venue, whereas courtesy buses will be arranged from the others hotels to the Conferences venue.
Some of the hotels are shown below:
Four Stars Hotels
Glam Boutique Hotel (about 300 m) 17 rooms 120-150 € http://www.gboutiquehotel.com
Hotel Palladio (about 250 m far) 22 rooms 120-150 € http://www.hotel-palladio.it
Campo Marzio (about 1 km far) 35 rooms 100-120 € http://www.hotelcampomarzio.com
NH Jolly Tiepolo (about 3 km far) 113 rooms 80-100 € http://www.vicenzatiepolohotel.it
AC Hotel Vicenza, Marriott (about 4.5 km far) 125 rooms 80-100 € http://www.marriott.com
Three Stars Hotels
Key Hotel (about 500 m far) 53 rooms 70-90 € http://www.key-hotel.it/
Hotel Cristina (1.2 km far) 33 rooms 70-90 € http://www.hotelcristinavicenza.com
Hotel Doge (about 2 km far) 30 rooms 70-90 € http://www.hoteldoge-vi.it
Hotel Verdi (about 3 km far) 51 rooms 60-80 € http://www.hotelverdivicenza.it
Two Stars Hotels
Hotel Due Mori (450 m far) 30 rooms 60-80 € http://www.hotelduemori.com
Albergo San Raffaele (about 1 km far) 29 rooms 60-80 € http://www.albergosanraffaele.it
Hotel La Terrazza (about 1.5 km far) 18 rooms 60-80 € http://www.laterrazzahotelvicenza.com
Albergo Acampora (about 2 km far) 10 rooms 50-70 € http://www.albergoacampora.it
Ostello Olimpico (300 m) 21 rooms 40-50 € http://www.ostellovicenza.com