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Accessible Travel to Bologna

The historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna, provides a wonderful setting for wheelchair users to explore! This lively city offers a mostly flat layout, which makes it easy to navigate.Its Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio – all of which makes the city a true gem.

While Bologna doesn’t have as many popular highlights as other Italian cities, visiting for a day via train from Florence, or staying a few nights here is most definitely worth it. Our accessible Bologna guided tours are designed to avoid steps and severe cobblestones. We use the most accessible routes throughout the city and our tour guides have extensive experience navigating the area firsthand with disabled clients and their families.

Finding a wheelchair accessible hotel in Bologna can be challenging. Many hotels on search engines will claim to be accessible without truly grasping the needs of disabled visitors. Is the main entrance flat? is the area outside the hotel flat? how wide are the doorways and the elevators? is there enough turning space inside the disabled rooms? Are there grab bars by the toilet and in the shower?

At Sage Traveling, our accessible travel consultants know how to uncover the true gems amongst all the hotels. We have vetted all our accessible Bologna hotels by inspecting the accessibility features of the hotel as well as the surrounding areas. Our options are located in walking/rolling distance of the Bologna train station, with easy and short access to accessible trains to other cities such as Florence.

By John Sage Bologna is the lively, historical capital of the beautiful Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy. This incredible city is an easy train ride from other major Italian cities such as Florence (35 minutes).

Bologna is famous for its sprawling Piazza Maggiore with arched colonnades, charming cafe and medieval and Renaissance structures including the City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune, the Basilica di San Petronio and the Two Towers, leaning Asinelli and Garisenda.

While Bologna is smaller and doesn’t have as many famous sights as other popular Italian cities, the flatness and ease of moving around here for wheelchair users, combined with few but definitely worthwhile sites to visit, makes this city a wonderful addition to your accessible Italian holiday.

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