Italy: Disabled Needs

Way more than just good spaghetti bolognese.

Holidays in Italy for disabled travellers are thin on the ground. Due to the high number of ancient sites, Italy has a poor level of access for disabled visitors. However, disabled visitors to Rome and Florence will find better than average access arrangements there, including lift access to both the Colosseum and the Vatican dome. Most of the big art galleries in Italy are wheelchair accessible. However, the situation becomes more difficult as you get further out into the countryside. Trains have special arrangements for disabled travellers in Italy, but this sometimes involves having to book a special compartment 24 hours in advance. Check the internet for tour groups offering special tours for disabled travellers in Italy.