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At Sage Traveling, we want you to have the best accessible Italy vacation possible! That’s why we have conducted countless hours of research on Italy wheelchair travel. We have personally inspected accessible Italy hotels and offer numerous accessible Italy tours and personalized trip planning services including our famous Sage Accessibility Guides!

Florence handicapped accessible tours are available both as walking tours and museum tours.  All tours are accessible to manual wheelchair users, electric wheelchair users, and mobility scooters.  Tour guides are familiar with the needs of disabled tourists and eager to show you their fascinating city! Accessible Group Walking Tour of Florence City Centre – 9:30 […]

Sage Traveling partners with local guides to design and promote accessible tours in Venice.  All of our tours are accessible for visitors who use manual wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs, or mobility scooters.  Tour guides are used to working with disabled visitors and are familiar with the needs of the disabled. View all accessible tours in Venice

When your travel itenerary while in Italy includes Tuscany and Florence, transportation will be needed to either get to these cities or see others. While some choose the trains, I suggest these for the larger cities and opting for Florence wheelchair accessible vans.  It will allow you to escape the crowds, gaining a more personalized experience […]

This wheelchair accessible hotel is located in one of the most wheelchair friendly neighborhoods in Rome.  Although the streets immediately surrounding this hotel have mild cobblestones, the sidewalks are smooth with curb cuts at the street intersections, and there are no hills. There is another nearby wheelchair accessible hotel near the Vatican that does not have cobblestones […]

Venice Disabled Access – Venice is one of the most popular destinations in the world, yet few disabled tourists tackle it because of the intimidating bridges throughout the city. While there are hundreds of bridges connecting the islands throughout the city, disabled tourists can avoid them if they understand how the city is laid out. Several […]

This hotel is one of two Venice accessible hotels that are located near several accessible restaurants that line the Grand Canal and have a great view of the Rialto Bridge. Although the neighborhood is not very large, the numerous accessible restaurants make this a great neighborhood for disabled visitors to Venice to stay in. This accessible accommodation […]

This 4 star hotel is one of the easiest for disabled guests to reach from the airport. The wheelchair accessible Alilaguna boats travel from Venice’s Marco Polo airport to the Zaterre dock. There are no bridges between the Zaterre dock and this hotel. This hotel is an excellent Venice disabled hotel for families because both of the […]

Sistine Chapel Disabled Access at the Vatican – Visiting Vatican City in a wheelchair consists of two parts: 1) visiting the Vatican Museums, Raphael Rooms, and Sistine Chapel and 2) visiting the St. Peter’s Basilica. The two parts are not connected by step-free access so wheelchair visitors will need to take a 0.6 mile (1.0 […]

Handicapped access to the Roman Forum has improved in the past few years with the installation of an elevator at the entrance. Previously, you had to take a steep ramp down a couple of stories from the street level to the Roman Forum ruins.  Now handicapped access is easily provided by asking a staff member […]

Rome Colosseum disabled access is provided by a step-free main entrance, a flat smooth interior, and an elevator to the upper level.  Some parts of the interior have steps, and there are cobblestones with 3 star smoothness outside the entrance. Disabled access at Rome’s Colosseum is better than at the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine […]

Accessible travel in Italy can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be.  While Italy presents numerous accessibility challenges, there is almost always something you can do to make it work.  Before your trip, educate yourself about the accessibility challenges you will encounter, and you’ll have a much easier trip with your focus on enjoying […]

Disabled access in Italy presents numerous challenges for visitors including cobblestones, ancient ruins, hills, and a few accessible public transportation options.  Nevertheless, visiting Italy with a disability is absolutely doable provided you do the right planning before your trip.  Italy disabled access varies from city to city, and different challenges exist in different cities.  Some […]

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