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Please note that the program is subject to change!

The service will only be offered if a sufficient number of requests are received. 



Included in the Accompanying Person Package fee

Reserve your seat through the registration form!


Half day


Guided tour of the Botanical Garden and Basilica of Saint Anthony, light lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit to the magnificent SAINT ANTONY'S BASILICA, guardian of the Saint's relics and rich in precious altars and works of art.

Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN of the University of Padova, a Unesco heritage site, with a naturalistic-environmental guide. The Historical Botanical Garden, founded in 1545, is the oldest botanical garden in the world still standing in its original location. The Biodiversity Garden, inaugurated in September 2014, is the modern extension of the Botanical Garden, built in the spaces once occupied by the ancient Benedictine garden, and allows us to enter the ultra-modern greenhouses that reconstruct the environments of planet Earth.

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We remind you that accompanying persons are also welcome to attend the social events included in their fee, provided they confirm their reservation on the registration  form

The Gala Dinner only is not included in the Accompanying Person package fee.

Please note that Accompanying Persons are not allowed at coffee breaks and lunched at the Congress Venue.



TOUR 1 - Venice and its islands


NOT included in the Conference Fees

€195 - Reserve your seat through the registration form!


Full day


  • 8:00 AM: Meeting with the guides in Padua, boarding on reserved buses, and transfer to Fusina (Venice).

  • Arrival at Fusina and boarding the motorboat.

  • Welcome breakfast with coffee and pastries.

  • Embark on a picturesque canal cruise along historic waterways until reaching charming Murano, renowned for its traditional glassblowing. Explore a glass furnace and witness master artisans showcasing their ancient craft with impressive creations.

Note: During the cruise, admire elegant villas along the Brenta River, adding to the scenic journey.

The onboard kitchen will prepare lunch with a seafood menu based on traditional Venetian recipes:

Fruit Bellini aperitif

Marinated anchovies appetizer

Steamed shrimps and Venetian-style sardines in Saor

Seafood pasta as the first course

Mixed fried fish as the second course

Seasonal mixed vegetables as a side dish

Unlimited wine and water, fruit, coffee, Grappa, cover charge, and table service.

  • After lunch, there will be disembarkation and a guided walk to St. Mark's Square, crossing the most famous bridges of the Riva degli Schiavoni. Here you will have the chance to admire the exterior of the city's most famous monuments: the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace, the Marciana Library, the Campanile, and the Procuratie (external views only).

  • Around 7.30 PM back in Padova


TOUR 2 - Palladio and Prosecco Heritage


NOT included in the Conference Fees

€165 - Reserve your seat through the registration form!


Full day



  • 8:30 Meeting Call for attendance​ and departure from Padova Congress​

  • Around 6.30 PM back in Padova

Guided Tour of a Cultural Gems

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of a picturesque destination known for its historical significance and artistic allure. Discover unique experiences and hidden gems that make this locale a must-visit for discerning travelers.

Round off the day with a delightful Prosecco tasting experience, accompanied by visits to exquisite Palladio Villas that showcase the region's architectural splendor.

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of winemaking with a visit to a historic vineyard. Explore ancient cellars dating back to the early 1900s, where the art of winemaking has been perfected for generations. Learn about native grape varieties and traditional winemaking techniques that have defined this family's legacy for centuries.

After the insightful tour, savor a delightful wine tasting session in a charming Wine Room, surrounded by the enchanting ambiance of the vineyard.

The tours include a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring regional specialties paired perfectly with local wines.

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