Welcome to VIP Congress

The VIP Congress belongs to an ambitious scientific project started in 2012, aiming to meet every two years scientists from a different geographical area in an international meeting at the highest scientific level.

In the first edition the main guests were Latin Americans, followed in 2014 by North American and in 2016 by Asian surgeons.

This edition will see Africa and Australian vascular surgeons at the center of the scientific scene in what promises to be one of the most important Vascular and Endovascular meetings of 2018.
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Travel Information .

Padua is in the North East of Italy between several of the most famous cities in Italy, on of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

It is situated about 30 km southwest of Venice, about 30 km east of Vicenza, the city of Palladio, and about 80 km east of Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet and the open air opera festival in the Roman Arena.

About 80 km south of Padua lies Ferrara, famous for its medieval castle, about 120 km south Bologna with the oldest university in the Western World and about 250 km south the famous city of Florence.

All these cities can easily be reached from Padua by train.

By Air

The nearest airport is Venice “Marco Polo” (60 Km) where many national and international airlines operate.
Padua can be reached from there by taxi, collective-taxies (contact at least one day in advance Landomas +39 049 8600382 – average rate about 31 euro per person or Airservice +39 049 8704425 – average rate about 33 euro per person) or by bus BUSITALIA. It takes about one hour drive.

Treviso (70 Km) and Verona (80 Km) airports are also close enough and provide easy access.
Shuttle buses and train services from Verona and Treviso are available: there is a direct connection from the airports to both Verona and Treviso railway station.

By Train

Padua railway station is a 15-minute walk from the old city centre (and from the Congress venue).

Padua is at a key point on the Turin-Trieste and Venice-Rome rail routes and is consequently well served by the rail network.
It is about two hours from Milan, 1 hour from Bologna and 30 minutes from Venice and Verona.

Useful links:
Italian railway company – Trenitalia
Italo Treno

By Car

From the A4 Torino-Trieste motorway, take the Padova Est exit, whether coming from the Milan side or the Venice side; then follow the signs to the “Centro” (Palazzo del Bo) to to get closer to the city center.

From the A13 Bologna-Padova motorway, take the Padova Sud exit, then follow the signs to the “Centro” (Palazzo del Bo) to to get closer to the city center.

Useful links:
Italian Motorways – Autostrade per l’Italia

Weather in Padua .

The range of mean daytime temperatures in Padua in June are around 15°C and 19°C.
Afternoons can be hot with average high temperatures reaching 26°C.
Overnight temperatures are generally very mild.

Padua in June experiences fresh days with slightly cloudy sky. Typically temperature fluctuates around 17°C and wind is light air.