Now, however, all this could change. Venice authorities have pledged to make the city’s main sights accessible to all, with a wheelchair-friendly route from the city’s main entry point to the iconic St. Mark’s Square.
To kick off the project, the municipality announced the construction of six ramps in busy areas of the city: four on the route to St. Mark’s and two at other crucial points for residents. The project will cost €900,000 (US$1.6 million).
The new route will not only be wheelchair accessible. “We have expanded the plan so that everyone can walk it without any problems, including the blind, something that was not in the original plan,” Zaccariotto said.advertised
Venice is a difficult city to update, he said, because of strict rules about modifying its cultural heritage. But, he said, the goal is to become “an example of accessibility for people with mobility problems.”
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While there are certainly some accessibility issues, the basic fact is that the more research you do, the more accessible and fun your trip will be! For example; did you know that the ruins of Herculaneum are almost identical to Pompeii, but are wheelchair accessible? And that disabled cruise passengers don’t have to take the “donkey trail” up the cliffs when visiting the Greek island of Santorini? Your vacation doesn’t have to be a struggle – do your homework and your trip can be filled with fully accessible hotel accommodations, accessible routes between accessible tourist attractions, and wonderful accessible travel experiences.
Venice in a wheelchair
Raquel, from now on called @Silleraviajera, as she is known in her social networks and website, has a physical disability, called spina bifida. As she herself comments “sometimes the difference is what makes things special” And how right she is!
I am a person who likes to help others, the issue of travel assistance comes from seeing the abusive prices of agencies and more if they are for people with disabilities. An accessible trip can be economical.
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The thing is that we have read that Italy is not a very accessible country for wheelchair travelers. Things of being a country with so many centuries of history. Well, it would help me a lot to plan the trip if you could tell me which cities you consider unfeasible with a wheelchair (for its slopes, steps, for not being adapted, etc.) so as not to go. And on the contrary, I would like to know which cities you consider accessible.
Ok, thank you. In any case, my question was not addressed to travelers with disabilities, as I simply needed to know the general conditions of a city, i.e., if someone considered it easy or difficult to move around in a wheelchair (regardless of whether one moves in a wheelchair or not).
E.g., I understand that Venice is difficult (because of its canals and bridges); I would like to know your opinion of other cities in the North, any opinion is useful to me, also from travelers who do not use a wheelchair.
I have just returned from Tuscany and both I and the person who was with me have saved a little money at the entrance of monuments on account of my physical disability. In general neither of us have had to pay anything (with some exceptions) and neither have had to queue, not even in the most important museums in Florence. Straight to the entrance even if there is a line of 1000 people.