We are delighted to pre-announce extra-conference social events in collaboration with the Museum of Geography of the Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World. Within the frame of the Mobility Expo, our conference attendees will be invited to exhibition events at our Museum spaces.

The social events will take place on Saturday, 24 September, afternoon



The Piovego channel and the river Brenta waterway connects the city of Padova with Venice. Navigating along the Piovego Canal, excavated by the inhabitants of Padua during the early 13th century, offers a peculiar and evocative perspective on the city’s historical and contemporary landscapes. The excursion, by electric boat, allows to admire the city walls, the ramparts, the palaces, the churches and other Padua landmarks, but also to grasp the centrality of the water mobilities for the city, once crucial for its economic development and nowadays rediscovered by recreational and cultural activities.

Comfortable clothes are suggested. Max 60 participants. Departure at 3pm. Duration: 1 hour and 45’. 

Included in the Congress Fees – registration required


The Euganean Hills, rising from the southwest plain next to the city of Padua, are one of the most beautiful hilly area in the north of Italy and they are completely surrounded by a cycling path. The excursion covers a section of this itinerary, touching the places and the memorial house of Francesco Petrarca, one of the greatest Italian poet and humanist of the Renaissance, winding among medieval villages, castles and vineyards, as well as bordering centuries old trachyte excavations, from where the grey volcanic stone was transported, along the waterways, to Venice. The itinerary ends with a wine tasting in a local winery.

Sport clothes are suggested. Max 20 participants. Departure at 2pm. Duration: 4 hours (2 hours by bike). 

40 € contribution


The Scrovegni Chapel, known by the surname of its patron Enrico, is dedicated to Santa Maria della Carità and is famous all over the world for the extraordinary cycle of paintings by Giotto. The work is the greatest fresco masterpiece of the artist and testifies to the profound revolution that the Tuscan painter brought to Western art.

Created in 1545 on the property of the Benedictine monks of St. Justina, Padua Botanical Garden is the oldest existing university botanical garden in the world. The Senate of the Venetian Republic approved its foundation for the cultivation of medicinal plants, which later constituted the largest portion of the so-called “simple” herbs, i.e. medicaments of natural origin. This is why early botanical gardens were called Horti simplicium (“Gardens of Simples”).

Included in the Congress Fees – registration required