The City of Padua

The site of the 21st International Conference on Solid State Ionics is Padua, a large town in the Veneto region in northeastern Italy. Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa) is also known as the city of St. Anthony and it is one of the most important art cities in Italy. It is the capital of Padova province, in Veneto, and the economic and communications hub of the province. Padua's population is 211,400 (2015).

Padua stands on the Bacchiglione river and Brenta river, and is located 40 km west of Venice and 29 km southeast of Vicenza. Its agricultural setting is the Pianura Veneta, the “Venetian plain”; to the city's south west lies the Euganaean Hills, praised by Lucan and Martial, Petrarch, Ugo Foscolo, and Shelley. The city is picturesque, with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal "piazze", and many bridges crossing the various branches of the Bacchiglione, which once surrounded the ancient walls like a moat.

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