ACCESSIBLE CITY GUIDE, VENICE FOR MOBILITY DISABLES
The old city of Venice might be a nightmare if you come on a wheelchair. even going around with a walking cane it might seems extremely difficult. Why? Simply because Venice is a pedestrian city with no cars and over 400 bridges to cross, which only few of them equipped with ramps.
HOW TO ARRIVE IN VENICE IF YOU’RE MOBILITY DISABLE ?
All terminals (Port, Airport, Car parkings, Train station) are linked to public and private accessible means of transport. Piazzale Roma car Park, Tronchetto car Park, Train station are connected by fully accessible bus and waterbus provided by ACTV, Port and Airport are also covered by Alilaguna. Moreover is also possible to hire a private watertaxi with special ramp which allows wheel chair to get in and out without crossing steps.
HOW DISABLE CAN ENJOY VISITING VENICE
Regardless the 400 bridges there’re some quiet big areas which are fully accessible with no bridges to cross, or with special bridge ramps, these areas are around St Mark’s Square, Rialto Marketplace and Santa Margherita’s Square. An usefull map of the accessible Venice is provided by the Municipality of Venice. Remember that public water bus have a special disable discount fare (for wheelchair and mobility scooter only), the cost of one way is 1.50 euro for a disable passenger together with a person travelling with him.
HOW TO VISIT MUSEUMS AND HAVE A GONDOLA RIDE
The most beautiful venues in Venice are accessible too, i.e. Doge’s Palace Museum and Basilica of St Mark, check the venue websites for detail info and news about it. There’s also a new service in order to allow disable to get on a gondola and enjoy a beautiful traditional ride, have a look on Gondola for all.
HOW VENICE LOCAL GUIDE HELPS YOU
We are all trained accessible guides able to adapt our tours to your disability. Moreover you can enjoy with us a walking tour + accessible private boat cruise by choosing Land and see tour