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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 […]

The best wheelchair accessible hotels in Rome have several characteristics in common: excellent accessibility features, nearby accessible restaurants and shopping, and a central location.  With those criteria, this is definitely one of the best wheelchair accessible Rome hotels. The Trevi Fountain is only 1 block away from this 4 star hotel, and the Spanish Steps are only a […]

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 […]

Vatican wheelchair access at St. Peter’s Basilica is possible by a combination of wheelchair ramps and elevators.  There is a wheelchair ramp near the metal detectors, an elevator near the gift shop, and a wheelchair ramp in the portico leading up into the church. The excavations (scavi) are underneath the main altar and are not […]

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 […]

Venice Doge’s Palace Wheelchair Access – The Doge’s Palace is our favorite tourist attraction in Venice.  The art is magnificent and the audioguide does an excellent job of explaining the history of Venice as it unfolded here.   Disabled visitors to Venice should make it a priority during their stay. Wheelchair access at Venice Doge’s Palace […]

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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