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Accessible Travel to Cinque Terre

Finding a truly wheelchair accessible hotel in Cinque Terre can be challenging. The landscape of the region is hilly and rugged which means that many hotels are built on the hillsides. This makes many of them hard to access. Furthermore, many hotels will say they are accessible without understanding the needs of disabled travers when it comes to door widths, grab bars, turning surfaces etc.

When finding your accessible Cinque Terre hotel, you must consider several important things: Does the hotel have the specific accessibility features you need? Does the hotel have wheelchair friendly common spaces, doorways and elevators? Is the hotel located centrally in walking/rolling distance to restaurants, shops etc.? Is the area outside the hotel flat and smooth?

By John Sage On the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, you’ll find the incredible Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside villages. Peppered with colorful houses, vineyards, steep terraces, fishing boats and delicious pesto, this gem of the Liguria region is a treat for all visitors, including disabled travelers and their families.

While Cinque Terre isn’t generally perceived as an easy place to visit for wheelchair users due to hilly terrain, lack of accessible transportation options and sights being spread out throughout the villages, it is possible to have an enjoyable time here with the right amount of planning. Unlike many other old Italian cities, you won’t be challenged with lots of hard to navigate cobblestoned areas.

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In the picturesque region of Liguria Italy, you’ll find the incredible Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Cinque Terre consists of 5 charming towns peppered with colorful houses, harbors filled with old fishing boats, trattorias with seafood and beaches. No matter where you are, the sweeping sea vistas are sure to impress you!

While Cinque Terre can be challenging for wheelchair users due to the rough terrain, our accessible tours are designed to avoid all steps along the way. We use the most accessible paths possible and our tour guides have extensive experience navigating the cities firsthand. Our tours are centered around the most accessible of the towns; Monterozzo, Vernazza and Corniglia, and include accessible vans equipped with a ramp or lift to help you navigate the highlights of Cinque Terre!

The beautiful string of centuries-old seaside villages, Cinque Terre, is located on the rugged coast of the Italian Riviera. It consists of 5 incredible towns peppered with colorful houses, beautiful views, charming old streets, authentic Italian cuisine and beaches. To ensure the best accessibility possible for your accessible holiday here, we have hand-picked the best, most wheelchair friendly accommodation options located in the largest and most accessible of the villages, Monterosso.

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