GUIDED TOUR "Palazzo del BO" - University of Padova
Wednesday, 26th September h 6.00pm - h 6.15pm - h 6.30pm
For Paduans, it had already been a landmark since the XIV century: an inn with the sign of the ‘Bo’ – the Ox – had already been mentioned in a document of 1364 under the name of Hospitium Bovis. The name may derive from its proximity to the quarter traditionally occupied by the Bechariarum (butchers) or by the fact that cattle were traded there in former times. But the original core of the Bo is much older, as there were buildings on the site as early as the 13th century. In 1539, the University acquired full ownership. The guided tour will let you discover the inner part of Palazzo del Bo, such as the famous anatomical theatre, the Galileo Galilei’s Aula Magna, the Sala dei Quaranta (The “Hall of the Forty”) and the Aula di Medicina (where lectures on medicine were originally given).
WELCOME COCKTAIL - "Cortile Pensile of Palazzo Moroni"
Padova City Hall - Wednesday, 26th September
Open Cocktail from 7:00pm to 8.30pm
A relaxing cocktail during which attendees will have the opportunity to meet the colleagues in a charming atmosphere of Padova city centre, at Palazzo Moroni, that hosts the City Hall.
GUIDED TOUR "Botanical Garden" - Padova
Friday, 28th September - h 11:00am
=> registration desk at Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Garden of Padua is the oldest existing university botanical garden in the world. Created in 1545 on the property of the Benedictine monks of St. Justine, it represents the birth of science, of scientific exchanges, and understanding of the relationship between nature and culture.
It holds about 7.000 plant species and in 1997 has been inscribed on the World Heritage List as a cultural good.