Albarella is a private island, a few kilometers from Venice, a unique natural oasis. It can be reached by boat or by chopper. At the same time, a breath‐taking road cuts the lagoon, allowing an easy access to the island also by car. A bicycle is offered to all the guests, so to enjoy the natural environment at it’s best, while activating good calf venous pumps. Albarella offers two hotels and many different types of accommodations, making it a perfect location both for meeting attendees and for families.


The outstanding 18 hole Albarella golf‐course will be the venue for the national final of the Game Over to Leg Failure international venous awareness project, on the last day of the meeting.

The golf course will be also the starting point of a suggestive fun/run along the seaside and the lagoon. The winner of a raffle prize will get the chance of a free flight to the 2017 American College of Phlebology Golf Outing and Fun/Run, according to a project of global physical activity and venous awareness promotion, under the auspices of the Italian Olympics Committee.

Apart golf, the island offer never-ending opportunities of fun and relax: horse riding, archery, tennis, basketball and soccer fields, bicycle and run tracks, shows, a theatre, exquisite restaurants, private and public beaches, sailing and boat trips.

Moreover, the location is close to major touristic Italian places. And, since local suggestions can always be useful, the meeting organization took the liberty to propose 3 different (un)conventional tours of Italy with special prices for the attendees.

Anatole France said that “Real learning happens when you are having fun”.

Albarella Island setting, together with the scientific content of the VI International Interuniversity meeting, aim to accomplish both the mission of learning and fun promotion.


The meeting organization arranged special offers for transfers
from and to the Venice Airport and Railway Station.

Contact: info@vwinfoundation.com

Motorway from Milan or Brennero Recommended route: A4 motorway Milan ‐ Venice, exit at Verona sud ‐ take the S.S.434 “Transpolesana” to Rovigo ‐ Continue on to Adria ‐ Loreo ‐ Rosolina ‐ 11km. bank road to reach Albarella. Alternative route: Exit Padova Est ‐ S.S.309 (Romea) direction Ravenna ‐ Chioggia ‐ Rosolina ‐ 11km. bank road to reach Albarella.

Motorway from Florence ‐ Bologna recommended route: A13 motorway Bologna‐Padova ‐ exit Rovigo Sud ‐ follow indications for Adria ‐ Loreo ‐ Rosolina ‐ 11km. bank road to reach Albarella.

A14 motorway Ancona ‐ Bologna: exit Cesena Nord, follow the E45 road in the direction of Ravenna ‐ take the S.S.309 in the direction of Venice, after the exits for Comacchio then Porto Viro turn right for Albarella following the 11km. bank road to reach Albarella.

Marco Polo International Airport in Venice dist. approx. 1 hour by car


Helicopter landing area for private helicopters or resort organized transfers.

W.P.: 45 04.7 NORTH ‐ 012 21.9 EAST

For those arriving by boat, we recommend keeping to a depth of no less than 5 meters, until you see the dual‐ring water tower, at 240°, and then continuing on towards the GPS way point at the entrance to the reef, following the red buoys on the left.