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:
- From the European Commission website
- From Wikipedia
If you require a letter of invitation for a visa application, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Regulations and Restrictions
Please note that some travel restrictions may apply. For the latest information about traveling to Italy, please visit the Italian Ministry of Health website
Travel to Padua
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.
|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.
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:
- International trains are mainly handled in collaboration with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
Padua’s tourism website lists bus connections
Padua’s tourism website lists appropriate highways and parking.