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Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Rome in a wheelchair’

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 […]

With its ancient Roman ruins, spectacular renaissance art, and fabulous Italian dining, Rome is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.  There are several challenges that disabled travelers will encounter in Rome including uneven ground in the Roman ruins, cobblestones on the streets, and few accessible transportation options.  Although Rome disable access is […]

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