ACCOMPANYING PERSON PROGRAMME
MONDAY | BOAT EXCURSION ALONG THE INNER CANALS OF PADOVA
9.00-12.30 Enjoy a half-day cruise along the inner canals of Padua, drink and snacks on board and lunch.
In the afternoon visit Palazzo del Bo, the historical site of the University of Padova with the oldest anatomical theatre in the world.
During the pleasant and peaceful navigation, you will have the opportunity to admire from a privileged perspective the monuments that marked the history of the city of Padova. You will see the 16th-century Portello Staircase, an ancient river port linked to the Venetian Republic, recently restored to its former glory, the bastions and walls of Cambrai and the twin towers monument by Libeskind. During the navigation, an aperitif with snack, sandwiches and prosecco will be served. The excursion will last approximately 3.00 hours and will end on the departure pier (Conca delle Porte Contarine).
Lunch will be served at a restaurant in the area, followed by the visit to Palazzo del Bo.
THURSDAY | BOTANICAL GARDEN & SAINT ANTHONY'S BASILICA
At 8.30-12.00 Guided tour of Botanic 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 and the BIODIVERSITY 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.
We remind you that accompanying persons are also welcome to attend the social events, as well as the technical and scenic tours included in their fee, provided they confirm their reservation on the registration form
The Gala Dinner only is not included in the registration fees.