Applying for an Italian Visa

The official page from the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs on visa requirements has an interactive page to help get your visa. You should select business as the reason for entry (not research nor study). You can apply between 6 months and 2 weeks before the trip, but leaving more time is safer.

See also the Rights and duties of foreign nationals for entry or short-stay of up to 90 days in the Schengen Area document.

Further information is available:

  1. From the European Commission website
  2. From Wikipedia

If you require a letter of invitation for a visa application, please contact:

COVID Regulations and Restrictions

As of April 5th 2023, there are no COVID-19-related entry restrictions in Italy. Face masks are still mandatory in hospitals, emergency rooms and health centers until April 30th 2023. For the latest COVID-19-related travel information, please visit the Italian Ministry of Health website

Travel to Padua

By Air

The following are the closest airports (all in Italy) based on distances and the fastest route to Padua’s train station. More information on reaching Padua by plane can be found on Padua’s tourism website.

Airport Distance Notes
Venice Marco Polo 47 km Direct bus connection to Padua provided hourly by BUSITALIA. Tickets can be purchased on board.
Treviso Antonio Canova 57 km This airport is often called Venice Treviso. It is mainly used by low-cost companies. Direct bus connection to Padua provided hourly by BUSITALIA. Tickets can be purchased on board.
Verona Valerio Catullo 90 km Verona Airlink Stazione Porta Nuova - Aeroporto Catullo (Line 199) connects Verona Airport with the main railway station of Verona. The bus departs every 20 minutes (see schedule). Train connection from Verona Porta Nuova railway station to Padua.
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi 120 km Shuttle from Bologna airport to Bologna Centrale railway station (details). Train connection from Bologna Centrale railway station to Padua.
Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari 155 km  

Most international flights will have a connection through one of the two main Italian international airports: Rome Fiumicino or Milano Malpensa. From there, it is either possible to take a domestic flight to Venice or Treviso or a train from the respective main stations Roma Termini or Milano Centrale.

Private shuttles can be booked in advance through GoOpti.

By Train

The address of the Padua train station is:

Piazzale della Stazione, 35131 Padua PD, Italy

Connections can be booked through one of the following providers:

By Bus/Coach

Padua’s tourism website lists bus connections

By Car

Padua’s tourism website lists appropriate highways and parking.

Moving around Padua

Bike riding is very common in Padua, and we recommend this bike sharing app: RideMovi

Padua’s tourism website has links to public transport info, as well as car sharing service and other bycicle sharing/rental options. Please visit Moving around Padua for more details.