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Welcome cocktail – Sunday, June 26

17:30 guided tour to the University Botanical and Biodiversity Garden, one of the world’s oldest academic botanical garden and UNESCO site. The original site has been recently enlarged with the Biodiversity Garden, a stunning greenhouse environment designed by the star architect Renzo Piano. For further information
18:30 welcome cocktail at the Botanical Garden


Social dinner – Tuesday, June 28

19:00 bus departure from Padova to Tenuta Frassanelle
19:30 arrival at Tenuta Frassanelle and social dinner
23:00 bus departure from Tenuta Frassanelle to Padova

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Night visit to Scrovegni Chapel – Wednesday, June 29

From 19:00 group guided visit to Scrovegni Chapel, Giotto masterpiece from 1305. The Chapel is the most complete series of frescos by the Tuscan master. The frescoes, which narrate events in the lives of the Virgin Mary and Christ, cover the entire walls. On the wall opposite the altar the grandiose Universal Judgement, which concludes the story of human salvation.
Minimum number of participants: 25

Padova - Scrovegni Chapel



Venice and Venice Islands – Monday, June 27 – All day (50 € per person)

07:30 bus departure from Padova to Sottomarina
09:00 boarding on a private boat in Sottomarina di Chioggia; trip to Piazza San Marco
11:00-13:00 guided tour of Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale and San Marco Cathedral;

Venice - Piazza San Marco
Venice – Piazza San Marco

13:00-14:30 agreed price lunch or free time in San Marco area;
14: 30 trip to Venetian Lagoon: Burano island, famous for its coloured buildings and laces, and Murano island, known worldwide for its glass pieces of art;
Burano island – Coloured buildings Murano island – Crafted glass
Burano island – Coloured buildings Murano island – Crafted glass

17:30 / 18:00 return to Sottomarina by boat and, then, to Padova by bus.
Minimum number of participants: 40


Burchiello, a romantic cruise among the Venetian Villas of the Brenta Riviera – Tuesday, June 28 – All day (120 € per person)


07:30 bus departure from Padova to Malcontenta
10:15 boarding on Burchiello and sailing the Brenta river from Malcontenta to Stra; stops and guided visits to Villa Foscari ‘La Malcontenta’ by Palladio, Villa Widmann in Mira and Villa Pisani Reale in Stra.
Malcontenta - Villa Foscari La Malcontenta Mira - Villa Widmann
Malcontenta – Villa Foscari ‘La Malcontenta’Mira – Villa Widmann
Stra - Villa Pisani Reale
Stra – Villa Pisani Reale

At lunchtime, the boat moors at the famous restaurant Il Burchiello, where travellers can either eat at an agreed price, or have lunch as they prefer to.
17:30 return trip from Stra to Padova by bus
Minimum number of participants: 20


Padova guided tour – Wednesday, June 29 – All day (5 hours tour) (15 € per person)

Padova guided tour will lead you throughout the most peculiar monuments and places in Padova, including Basilica di Sant’Antonio (Saint Anthony Cathedral), Palazzo Bo where the University of Padova has its location since 1222 (ticket 4 €), Caffè Pedrocchi the most characteristic café in town, Palazzo della Ragione (ticket 2 €), the Dome and its Baptistery (ticket 2 €), the main squares, such as Prato della Valle (one of the biggest squares in Europe), Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta.

Palazzo della Ragione Sant'Antonio
Palazzo della RagioneBasilica di Sant’Antonio


Accompanying person Student registration Full registration
Welcome cocktail 180 € included included
Social dinner 120 € included
Scrovegni Chapel 8 € 8 € 8 €
Day trip #1 50 € 50 € 50 €
Day trip #2 120 € 120 € 120 €
Day trip #3 15 € 15 € 15 €