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RCEM was born on the concept that the mechanisms responsible for patterns created by the interaction of a water flow over an environmental domain mainly consisting of mobile sediments, are basically the same in rivers, estuaries and coasts.

As stated in the Technical Scope of RCEM, a major aim of the conference is to enhance the interaction among the communities of hydraulic engineers, geomorphologists, applied mathematicians and physicists involved in research on morphodynamics.

Since then, RCEM has had the aim of creating a forum for scientists that rarely could meet in the same symposium, for scientific discussion on rivers, estuaries, coasts, in order to improve the knowledge on the processes driving the morphological evolution of these environments.

RCEM 2017 will maintain the same initial spirit, while aiming at fostering the most recent trends and innovations, such as the increasing integration among approaches (observational, experimental, modelling) and among disciplines (hydraulic engineering, geomorphology, applied mathematics, as well as ecology, sedimentology, forestry, remote sensing).

A 1-week event:
  • Pre-conference in Trento

  • Main conference in Padova

  • Post- conference Trip

Key dates

Sept. 15-16: Trento courses
Sept. 18-21: Padova conference
Sept. 22: Tagliamento field trip


Oral presentation: 15' + 5' questions
Poster format: A0, vertical


Conference (onsite fee only) 

Aims & Scope

Since its first edition in Genova, Italy, in 1999, the RCEM Symposium has been hosted in 8 different countries spanning 4 continents and has provided the setting for the morphodynamic debate. Since the beginning, the RCEM community has been developing around the discipline areas of fluid mechanics, sediment transport, hydraulic engineering and quantitative geomorphology. The dominant approach has initially been the one of modelling, including analytical theories and numerical models, with the aims of understanding physical mechanisms and mutual feedbacks, predicting patterns and system tendencies and of quantifying underlying processes. During these last two decades, the morphodynamic community has been evolving, impressive advances in computational efficiency and data acquisition have been achieved, and the interaction with a broader set of disciplines has been developing, as also witnessed by the participation to the last RCEM editions. Moving from the same initial spirit that motivated the start of the RCEM Symposium, we aim especially at:

- Strengthening the linkage among the morphodynamic communities that work on rivers, estuaries and coasts, focusing on different approaches (observational, experimental, modelling) and on the potential for their integration;

- Fostering the debate on the role of modelling, the dominant approach in the initial RCEM Symposium and still in the DNA of RCEM, in the light of the state-of-art knowledge on morphodynamics of rivers, estuaries and coasts;

- Exploring how morphodynamics is addressed by nearby disciplines (ecology, sedimentology, forestry, climate sciences, remote sensing);

- Providing a platform for scientific discussion that includes the possibility of experiencing a variety of valuable morphodynamic settings in North-East Italy, as mountain streams in the Dolomites, the Venice Lagoon and the Tagliamento River, one of the few near-natural braided rivers of all Europe.


The 10th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics – RCEM 2017 – is organized as a joint effort between the University of Padova and the University of Trento, Italy, in September 2017.
The complete program of RCEM 2017 is as follows:

a. September 15 and 16 (Friday-Saturday): Pre-conference short courses in Trento

Two pre-conference short courses (2 full days each) are planned in Trento before the conference days. The course topics are:
Course 1: Process-based mathematical modelling of bio-morphodynamics
Course 2: Structure-from-Motion (SfM) techniques and applications for morphological monitoring.
The courses will be activated with a minimum of 15 participants for each course.
A bus transfer from Trento to Padova will be organized on Sunday, September 17 which will include a field trip in the Piave River catchment (Dolomites area)

b. September 18 to 21 (Monday – Thursday): RCEM conference in Padova

17 Sept Sunday (San Gaetano) 17.30 Registration

18 Sept Monday (San Gaetano) 

8.30 Registration

13.00 Lunch

9.00 Opening: introductory Remarks 

14.30 Parallel sessions (Auditorium)

9.10 Keynote

17.00 Break
10.00 Break 

17.30 Keynote

10.30 Parallel sessions (Auditorium)

18.30 Ice break party


19 Sept Tuesday (San Gaetano + Palazzo Bo)

8.40 Keynote

13.20 Lunch

9.30 Break

14.30 Poster session
10.00 Parallel sessions (Auditorium)

17.00 Break

12.30 Keynote

17.30 Keynote  at aula Magna - Palazzo Bo


20 Sept Wednesday

8.40 Keynote

14.00 Poster session

9.30 Break

16.30 Break
10.00 Parallel sessions (Auditorium)

17.00 Keynote

12.30 Lunch

20.00 Banquet and Orto botanico guided visit


21 Sept Thursday Morning field trip Venice Lagoon including introductory speech (boat) Afternoon Keynote (during the boat trip) + visit to Venice (8.30 -16.30)

c. September 22 (Friday) Post-conference field trip on the braided Tagliamento River

one of the few remaining dynamic braided rivers in Europe still found under near-natural conditions

A Post-conference field trip take place on the braided Tagliamento River, one of the few remaining dynamic braided rivers in Europe still found under near-natural conditions.

The detailed program is available in the Download box

Keynote Speakers

  • Andrew Ashton, Woods Hole Oceonographic Institution
  • Tjeerd J. Bouma, Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ)
  • James Brasington, Geography Department, Queen Mary University of London
  • Maurizio Brocchini, Department of Civil and Building Engineering and Architecture, Polytechnic University of Marche
  • Chris Paola, Departement of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • Paola Passalacqua, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Giovanni Seminara, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Università degli Studi di Genova
  • Hiroshi Takebayashi, Sediment Control Engineering, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters, Kyoto University
  • Patricia L. Wiberg, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

Courses/Field Trip

Here you can find the key information for the pre-conference short courses and for the post-conference field trip on the Tagliamento River:

Pre-Conference Short Courses: Trento, September 15-16, 2017

Two pre-conference short courses (2 full days each) are planned in Trento before the conference days. 

Course 1: Process-based mathematical modelling of bio-morphodynamics
Course 2: Structure-from-Motion (SfM) techniques and applications for morphological monitoring
The complete information on the courses is available in the Download box
The courses will run in parallel at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Trento: http://www.dicam.unitn.it/en 
To register, follow the link on the registration page of the RCEM website: http://event.unitn.it/rcem17#registration

The registration fee is 170 Euro, and includes:
-    Course material and lectures
-    Lunches and coffee breaks for the 2 days of the course
-    Bus transfer to Padova on Sunday, September 17, which will foresee field visits in the catchment of the braided Piave River.
A minimum of 15 participants per course is needed to activate the courses.
The maximum number of participants for the courses is:
- Course 1 (Biomorphodynamics): 50
- Course 2 (Structure from Motion): 40

!) Please notice: the two pre-conference courses will run in parallel.

The courses are preferentially offered, but not restricted to RCEM conference participants.
If the maximum number of participants for a course will be reached before the registration deadline (July 25), the registration form for that course will be closed and immediately notified through the website.

!!) Please note: insert the title of the course you are registering for in the field "Title"

Post-Conference Field Trip: Tagliamento River, September 22, 2017

A maximum of 50 participants is allowed.

The participation fee is 60 Euro
Participants will be registered on a first arrival basis. 

To register, follow the link on the registration page of the RCEM website: http://event.unitn.it/rcem17#registration

We will get to the Tagliamento on a dedicated bus leaving from Padova at 9.00 am, and getting back to Padova approximately at 7.30pm. Exact timing will be confirmed to the registered participants at the Conference. 
The fieldtrip will focus on the middle course of the Tagliamento, with a visit at panoramic sites where scenic views of the braided section of the river can be enjoyed. After getting a flavor of the local cuisine from the Friuli region, a walk on the river bars and vegetated islands is foreseen to stimulate discussion among participants and to provide a direct experience of such a unique river system in Europe.
More information on the Tagliamento is available in the Download box.


Regular registration to the RCEM Conference is now closed.

Registration for the post-conference field trip on the Tagliamento river is now closed


Registration Fees

Conference Fees

RegistrationsEarly (till June 15st)Late (till July 25th)On site

Full Fee

IAHR member

€ 620€ 750 € 1.100

Full Fee

not-IAHR memb

€ 670 € 800 € 1.100
Student *€ 350€ 450 € 750



€ 200€ 250 € 500 



€ 350€ 450€ 750



€ 190€ 210-

* Student = BSc; MSc; PhD student
** check the list in the Download box

Courses Fee:  €170
Field Trip Fee: € 60

What do registration fees include?

1)    Courses registration fees include:
a.    Course material and lectures
b.    Lunches and coffee breaks for the 2 days of the course
c.    Bus transfer to Padova on Sunday, September 17, which will foresee field visits in the catchment of the braided Piave River.

2)    Conference registration fees include: 
a.    Access and participation to the Conference
b.    All lunches and coffee breaks (4 days)
c.    Two dinners (Ice break on Monday, Banquet on Wednesday)
d.    One-day guided boat field trip from Padova to the Venice Lagoon, taking place on Thursday 21 – with keynote lecture included

3)    Post conference field trip (Tagliamento) fees include:
a.    Bus transport from/ to Padova
b.    Lunch 


Visa Information

Citizens of the European Union countries can travel to Italy using their national identity card with no limitations. For visa information for citizens of other countries, please consult the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en).

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travelers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

For those who will ask an invitation letter for VISA application purposes: please bear in mind that invitation letters shall only be sent upon the receipt of the conference registration fee

Organizing Committees

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
Stefano Lanzoni, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
Guido Zolezzi, Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy
Local organizing committee
  • Carniello Luca (1)
  • Crestani Elena (1)
  • D'Alpaos Andrea (3)
  • Defina Andrea (1)
  • Ghinassi Massimiliano (3)
  • Marani Marco (1)
  • Ruol Piero (1)
  • Surian Nicola (3)
  • Viero Daniele Pietro (1)
  • Adami Luca (2)
  • Bertoldi Walter (2)
  • Toffolon Marco (2)
  • Tubino Marco (2)
  • Zen Simone (2)
  • Redolfi Marco(2)
  • Welber Matilde(2)
  • Sara Chinellato(4)

(1) Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
(2) Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy
(3) Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, Italy
(4) Communication and events Service, University of Trento

Scientific committee/board
  • Allen Bateman, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Astrid Blom, Delft University of Technology.
  • Brad Murray, Duke University.
  • Carlos Alberto Vionnet, Universidad Nacional del Litoral & CONICET.
  • Daniel Calvete Manrique, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Giovanni Coco, University of Auckland.
  • Gary Parker, University of Illinois.
  • Huib de Swart, Utrecht University.
  • Gerardo M. E. Perillo, Universidad Nacional del Sur.
  • Jim Best, University of Illinois.
  • James Syvitski, University of Colorado Boulder.
  • Johan van de Koppel, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • Jorge D. Abad, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Koen Blanckaert, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Edgardo M. Latrubesse, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Marcelo Horacio Garcia, University of Illinois.
  • François Métivier, Institut de physique du globe de Paris.
  • Miwa Yokokawa  Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka 
  • Nicholas Dodd. The University of Nottingham.
  • Stefano Lanzoni, Università di Padova.
  • Susana Vinzón, COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Ton Hoitink, Wageningen University & Researc
  • Vladimir Nikora, The University of Aberdeen.
  • Yasuyuki Shimizu, Hokkaido University.
  • Yarko Niño, Universidad de Chile
  • Zhao-Yin Wang, Tsinghua University
  • Guido Zolezzi, Università di Trento.


The conference will be held at the San Gaetano Cultural Centre of Padova, situated in the heart of the city.

San Gaetano Center is a five-storeyed structure with a total floor area of 12000 m2. A multi-purpose room (Auditorium - hosting 234 persons) will be used for the keynotes and one of the two parallel sessions.

A wide gallery at the ground floor will hold the second parallel session, the poster sessions and the coffee breaks.

The Gala Dinner will take place at the Botanical Garden of Padova  designed in 1545 (Horto medicinale) and inscribed in 1997 on the World Heritage List as a cultural good: “the Botanical Garden of Padova is the original of all botanical gardens throughout the world, and represents the birth of science, of scientific exchanges, and understanding of the relationship between nature and culture. It has made a profound contribution to the development of many modern scientific disciplines, notably botany, medicine, chemistry, ecology, and pharmacy.”

During the field trip, a boat will bring all the participants from Padova directly to the Venice lagoon. We will sail along the Riviera del Brenta enjoying its landscape and its Venetian villas. Once reached the lagoon, we will see some salt marshes and the Lido Inlet where the activities related to the construction of the movable gates of the MOSE project  are still ongoing. The cruise will end mooring close to San Marco’s square in the city of Venice.

Plan your stay

Both Trento and Padova have special agreements with local Hotels and B&B to grant keen rates to the Congress' participants. Please find in the enclosed lists 2016 rates

TRENTO, hosting the pre-Conference

The city of Trento: the unique charm of a renaissance alpine city, where history is art.

Trento is a city rooted in art and history, where the Italian and Mitteleuropean cultures meet. Unique amongst the alpine cities, the City of the Council (1545 - 1563) still keeps its precious monuments as tokens of its rich artistic and historic heritage. Built in the elegant renaissance style, they have been enhanced by recent refurbishing works.

Special mention goes to the Castello del Buonconsiglio, the Castle for several centuries residence of the Prince-Bishops of Trento; the Duomo, the Cathedral of Trento dedicated to San Vigilio, its gorgeous piazza and fountain dedicated to Neptune, the frescoed houses and Council churches as well as the museums and exhibitions which make the city of Trento a true landmark of alpine arts, culture and traditions.

Concilio di Trento (Concilium Tridentinum)

The Council of Trento, held between 1545 and 1563 in Trento and Bologna, was one of the Roman Catholic Church’s most important ecumenical councils. Prompted by the Protestant Reformation, it has been described as the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation.

Castello del Buonconsiglio (Buonconsiglio Castle)

The Castello del Buonconsiglio is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino Alto Adige region.

It was the residence of the Principi Vescovi (Prince-Bishops) of Trento from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by walls and positioned slightly higher than the city:

  • the Castelvecchiois the oldest part, dominated by an imposing cylindrical tower
  • the Magno Palazzo is the 16th century expansion in the Italian Renaissance-style as commissioned by the Prince-Bishop and Cardinal Bernardo Clesio (1485-1539)
  • the Baroque-style Giunta Albertiana dates from the end of the 17th century
  • at the extreme south of the complex is the Torre Aquila, within which is conserved the famous Cycle of the Months, one of the most fascinating secular pictorial cycles of the late Middle Ages.

Also of exceptional interest are the extensive cycle of frescoes commissioned by the bishops to decorate the interior walls of the Castle, mainly in the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance period. After the end of the Episcopal principality (1803) the castle was used as a barracks; following its restoration in 1924, it became the National Museum, and since 1973 it belongs to the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Duomo di Trento (Cathedral of Trento)

Trento’s Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Vigil and has ancient origins.

There are in fact records that indicate the first church was built on the burial ground of this saint, martyred in the fifth century. It was then enlarged, whilst its present appearance is owed to Bishop Federico Vanga, who entrusted the redesigning of the cathedral to Adam d’Argogno in 1212. The position of the church is the result of his plan.

The construction, continued over the centuries by d’Arogno’s descendants, underwent various changes with respect to the original project due both to the churches needs and the changes in construction techniques. The contrast between the Romanesque style and the height of the vaults recalling gothic cathedrals is extraordinary. Two climbing staircases built into the lateral walls lead up to the two bell towers, in the opposite direction to the altar. Amongst the numerous works of art it is worth noting the worshipped wooden statue of Our Lady of Sorrow, some of the altars, a series of canvasses, the Romanesque sculpture (credited to Adam d’Arogno) called the Madonna of the Drowned, at whose feet the bodies of people who drowned in the Adige or the irrigation channels that flowed through the city and funeral monuments of numerous famous political and religious characters were placed.

In the southern aisle the Alberti Chapel can be found. This contains a large crucifix, in front of which, on 4 December 1563 at the end of the Council, the decrees of the counterreformation were promulgated.

The high Altar with a baroque canopy above, erected in the middle of the eighteenth century with the annulment of the citizens vote during the French siege of 1703, holds the urn with the relics of Saint Vigil.

The frescoes, created between the 13th and 15th century, can be attributed to painters from Venetian, Lombardian and late gothic schools and depict classic Christian themes.

The palaeochristian basilica can be entered from the northern transept, which an excavation campaign lasted several years made accessible.

Trento offers visitors its richly historical and artistic heritage all year around. Visitors can admire its beauties while strolling around the city centre’s alleys, enjoying shopping or visiting the city’s museums.

Museo del Castello del Buonconsiglio

The castle has numerous art and archaeological collections that were first assembled in the mid-19th century within the Civic Museum of Trento and include objects that date from prehistory up to the first half of the 19th century documenting the historical and artistic events of Trento and its surrounding territory.

For more information, please see the dedicated website.

MUSE, Museo delle Scienze (MUSE, Science Museum)

MUSE is a place of constant change, from the main exhibitions, up to date with the latest developments, to special projects, with prestigious national and international collaborations, and finally to MUSE Lab, where the most advanced experiments in the field of new technologies take place.

The exhibition of Muse uses the metaphor of the mountain to describe life on Earth.

You start from the top: the terrace and the 4th floor allow us to encounter the sun and ice, and from there you descend to investigate the issues of biodiversity, sustainability, and evolution, until you reach the basement and the wonder of the tropical greenhouse.

Museo dell’Aeronautica "Gianni Caproni" (Aeronautical Museum "Gianni Caproni")

The Aeronautical Museum "Gianni Caproni", founded by aviation pioneer from Trento Gianni Caproni, boasts the first aeronautical collection existing in the world, dating back to the 1920s.

Since the beginning of his career, Gianni Caproni decided to keep some of his main aircrafts in his garages rather than dismantling them to use them as spare parts for new projects. This choice led, in 1927, to the creation of the Museum. The Aeronautical Museum "Gianni Caproni" was reopened in Trento in 1992, and was later integrated into the network of science museums headed by MUSE, Science Museum.

At present, the Museum aims at the diffusion of the history and culture of aeronautics to the general public by organizing permanent and temporary exhibitions, specific activities for schools, cultural events and scientific publications.

PADOVA, hosting the Conference

Padua is one of the oldest and most dynamic Italian cities. Founded more than 3,000 years ago along a curve of the River Brenta, today it is modern and cosmopolitan, and rather well-known for its historic and glorious University and for innumerable art masterpieces diffused throughout the city. You can not miss:

Scrovegni Chapel

One of the greatest art masterpieces of the Italian and European 14th century painting, painted by the Tuscan master Giotto.

Basilica of St.Anthony and Prato della valle

The Basilica of St. Anthony is a complex stately religious building which was started in 1232, a year after St. Anthony's death. Prato della Valle is one of the biggest square in Europe.
Palazzo della Ragione. It was built in 1218. Until 1797 it was used as city council's assembly hall and palace of justice (hence the appellation della Ragione, meaning of reason).

University and Cafè Pedrocchi

The historical seat of Padua University Palazzo Bo keeps an extraordinary architectural, historical and cultural heritage. The old courtyard with a double doric and ionic order of arcades is by Andrea Moroni, the Anatomy Theatre was built in 1594 by the famous professor of Anatomy Gerolamo Fabrici d´Acquapendente, the Sala dei Quaranta is decorated by the portraits of 40 famous personages who studied at the University and keeps Galileo´s original chair, the 18th-century Aula Magna was renovated from 1854-56 and in 1942 (by the architect Giò Ponti).

The Botanic Garden of Padua

dates back to 1545 and is regarded as the most ancient university garden in the world.

La Specola

the astronomic observatory. From the top of the tower beautiful view on the town and the surrounding territory. La Specola houses a university museum dedicated to astronomy, where various scientific instruments remind us of the importance astronomy had in town: Galileo spent 10 years teaching and researching here, making some of his most important discoveries such as Jupiter's satellites.

Ghetto (link in Italian)

the borough where, from 1603, the patavian jewel were forced to live in and obligated to respect an evening curfew.


a pleasant local drink in one of the central piazzas (Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza della Frutta or Piazza dei Signori), starting between 7 and 8 in the evening.

For more information:

Getting In


By Plane

The nearest airports to Trento are:
1. Verona Valerio Catullo, Italy (90 km);
2. Treviso A. Canova (135 km)
3. Venice Marco Polo, Italy (163 km);
4. Innsbruck, Austria (172 km)
5. Bergamo Orio al Serio, Italy (180 km)
6. Milano Linate and Malpensa, Italy (250 km)
7. Munich, Germany (312 km)

By plane to Verona Valerio Catullo Airport Verona-Trento by train about 1 hour The closest airport to Trento is the International Airport of Verona Valerio Catullo.
The airport offers connections to the major European destinations, including the international hubs of Frankfurt, Paris, London Gatwick, and Rome, and some low-cost flights (RyanAir from Frankfurt and Bremen; Transavia from Amsterdam; Germanwings from Berlin, Bonn and London Stansted). For more information visit the airport website. From the Verona Catullo airport to Verona Porta Nuova Railway Station, an Aerobus service is available every day, every 20 minutes.
You can find the shuttle to the railway station just outside the arrivals terminal of the Verona airport. You can buy the ticket online, directly on the bus or inside the airport in a ticket booth. The cost of a one-way ticket is 6 EUR.
The bus is available from 6:35 AM to 9:10 PM, every 20 minutes; from 20:10 to 11:30 every 40 minutes. The trip from the airport to the train station is around 15 minutes. For prices and timetables for the Verona-Trento train, please visit the site Trenitalia.

By plane to Treviso A. Canova The international airport A. Canova can be considered to reach Trento. Treviso-Trento by train about 3 hours. Treviso international A. Canova Airport is connected by a bus and taxi service to the nearby Treviso and Venezia Mestre railway stations: Locations served by bus from Treviso Antonio Canova Airport • Treviso: ACTT Line 6 • Venice railway station and Piazzale Roma: ATVO line.
The bus can be caught from the airport: in Via Noalese, to the right of the airport exit. Tickets can be bought at the ticket office in the Arrivals hall on the ground floor of Treviso Airport terminal building or on the bus. Connections between Treviso Canova international Airport and the Treviso and Venezia Mestre railway stations • Treviso station • ACTT Line 6 Journey time: 15-20 minutes
A bus can be caught from the airport: in Via Noalese, to the right of the airport exit. For more info please visit. http://www.trevisoairport.it/en/transport/train.html

By plane to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Venice-Trento by train takes about 2.5 hours
The International Airport of Venice Marco Polo can be considered to reach Trento. The Venice airport is well connected to the railway station of Venice-Mestre and Venice-Santa Lucia by ATVO and ATCV buses. Venice-Mestre railway station is reachable by bus no 15, Venice-Santa Lucia railway station is reachable by bus no 5.
Please, note that if you consider Venice-Santa Lucia railway station you have to get off the bus in Piazzale Roma and from there walk 10 minutes over the bridge Ponte della Costituzione. You can buy the ticket from a ticket booth or online before your arrival. The cost of a one-way ticket is 8 EUR.
The bus line is available from 6 AM to 12:00 PM. The trip from the airport to the train stations is around 35 minutes. For prices and timetables for the Venice-Trento train, please visit the site of Trenitalia.

By plane to Innsbruck Airport. Innsbruck-Trento by train takes about 2.5 hours The International Airport of Innsbruck (Austria) can be considered to reach Trento. The Innsbruck main train station is easily accessed by train or bus from the Innsbruck Airport. Bus route F connects the Innsbruck main station with the airport main building. The journey takes about 20 minutes.
For prices and timetables for the Innsbruck-Trento train, please visit the site of Austrian railways.

By plane to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport. Bergamo-Trento by train takes about 3.5 hours.
The International Airport of Bergamo Orio al Serio is a basis for many low-cost flights (e.g., RyanAir from London Stansted, Paris Beauvais, Barcelona Girona, Valencia). The Bergamo railway station is easily reachable by ATB shuttle bus from the airport in only 15 minutes You can buy the ticket either from a newspaper kiosk or from a ticket booth. The cost of a one-way ticket is 2 EUR.
The bus line is available from 6:15 AM to 12:00 PM, every 20 minutes. The trip from the airport to the train station is around 15 minutes. For prices and timetables for the Bergamo-Trento train, please visit the site of Trenitalia.

By plane to Milano Linate Airport. Milano-Trento by train takes about 3 hours.
The airport of Milano Linate can be considered to reach Trento. Milano Linate is just 7 km from the Milano city centre and can be easily reached with various airport shuttles and with ATM lines 73 Urban line 73 Milan Piazza San Babila M1 - Linate First departure: 5:35 a.m. Last departure: 12:35 a.m. Departures every 10 minutes, every day Fare: 1,5 euro Company: ATM www.atm.it
Further info on: http://www.milanolinate-airport.com/en/directions-and-parking/by-bus
Also, a taxi can be considered.
For prices and timetables for the Milano-Trento train please, visit the site of Trenitalia.

By plane to Milano Malpensa Airport Milano-Trento by train takes about 3 hours.
The International Airport of Milano Malpensa can be considered to reach Trento. From Malpensa airport take the Malpensa Express train to Milano, Stazione Nord. Once there, take subway line 2 (green line) to reach the Central Train Station. For prices and timetables for the Milano-Trento train, please visit the site of Trenitalia.

By plane to Munich Airport. Munich-Trento by train takes about 4.5 hours.
The International Airport of Munich (Germany) can be considered to reach Trento. Trento can be directly reached by train from Munich: for the train schedule, please visit the site of the German State railways. By train Train tickets can be purchased at the railway station. Italian train tickets must be stamped with the yellow machines available at the platform (binario) entrance before getting on the train. In buying your ticket you should specify the arrival station (Trento), the train you are planning to take (some InterCity trains require a supplement that is more expensive if purchased on the train) and the class: 1st (prima) or 2nd (seconda). First class is more comfortable and about 60% more expensive.
Find trains and purchase tickets online • Trenitalia (Italian State Railways) • Deutsche Bahn (German State Railways) • Obb (Austrian State Railways) • Sbb (Swiss State Railways)


If you are reaching Trento from the north, exit the A22 motorway at TRENTO NORD and follow the signs to go to the Trento city center. If you are reaching Trento from the south, exit the A22 motorway at TRENTO SUD and follow the signs to go to the Trento city center. ViaMichelin is a good link for getting detailed driving directions. Please note that trip advisors may still suggest: TRENTO CENTRO as A22 motorway, but this is closed.


BY AIR The closest airport is: Venezia "Marco Polo" Airport From the airport, travel to Padova (49 km) by:

-Bus connection SITA coach (every 60 minutes) until 10 pm.
An extra-urban bus service is available every day from the Venice Airport to Padova bus station. Departures from the airport to the city are scheduled at one-hour intervals between 7:40 AM and 9:40 PM.
Departures from the city to the airport are scheduled at one-hour intervals between 7:25 AM and 8:25 PM. The trip takes about 75 minutes, but the actual duration can vary according to the traffic conditions.
Tickets can be bought at either the bus station or the airport. The approximate cost for a one-way trip is about 8.5 Eur. 

- Collective shuttle bus service (recommended if you arrive late in the evening)
A collective shuttle bus service taking you from/to the airport according to the expected flight arrival/departure can be reserved online in advance from:
Air Service (reservation required, see http://www.airservicepadova.it/en/ e-mail: reservation@airservicepadova.it tel. +39 049 8704425);

- Landomas minibus (reservation required, see http://www.landomas.it/en/index.html e-mail: landomas@landomas.it tel. +39 049 8600382).
Price: around 30-35 Euros. Book at least 24 hours in advance; see the websites above for precise information.

- Train from Venezia–Mestre railway station. The airport is linked to the train station by ATVO Fly bus or ACTV city bus no. 5

Other possibilities:

Treviso "Antonio Canova" Airport: The airport serves low-cost airlines. Travel to Padova (62 km) by La Marca coach until 8.30 pm or by train. Verona "Valerio Catullo" Airport From the airport, travel to Padova (86 km) by train.
Bologna "Guglielmo Marconi" Airport: From the airport, travel to Padova (120 km) by train.
Milano Linate Airport: From Linate, travel to Padova (240 km) by train from Milan Central Station.
Milano Malpensa Airport: From Malpensa, travel to Padova (281 km) by train from Milan Central Station.


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