Venue and Transportation


Think Tank will be hosted within the Department of Engineering and Management of Industrial Systems (Sala 3, Polo didattico di Viale Margherita, 87), in Vicenza, a town in the North-East of Italy (30 min by train from Venice, less than 2 hours by train from Milan). 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.

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. (

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.


How to arrive in Vicenza

By plane:
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 and

By train:
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

By car:
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€. 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 €
Hotel Palladio (about 250 m far) 22 rooms 120-150 €
Campo Marzio (about 1 km far) 35 rooms 100-120 €
NH Jolly Tiepolo (about 3 km far) 113 rooms 80-100 €
AC Hotel Vicenza, Marriott (about 4.5 km far) 125 rooms 80-100 €

Three Stars Hotels
Key Hotel (about 500 m far) 53 rooms 70-90 €
Hotel Cristina (1.2 km far) 33 rooms 70-90 €
Hotel Doge (about 2 km far) 30 rooms 70-90 €
Hotel Verdi (about 3 km far) 51 rooms 60-80 €

Two Stars Hotels
Hotel Due Mori (450 m far) 30 rooms 60-80 €
Albergo San Raffaele (about 1 km far) 29 rooms 60-80 €
Hotel La Terrazza (about 1.5 km far) 18 rooms 60-80 €
Albergo Acampora (about 2 km far) 10 rooms 50-70 €

Youth Hostel
Ostello Olimpico (300 m) 21 rooms 40-50 €


The Organising Secretariat cannot assume any responsibility for personal accident, loss or damage to the private property of participants and accompanying persons, which may either occur during or arise from the School. Participants should therefore take whatever steps they consider necessary as regards insurance.

Published on  December 1st, 2017       |       Privacy