Tips for your next accessible trip to Venice

Tips for your next accessible trip to Venice

It is difficult to find a destination with so much magic as Venice. Beautiful palaces stand by the water and numerous bridges make up the scene of legends that are told between generations. Travelers with reduced mobility are evermore showing interest in visiting this mysterious and romantic city. For this reason, this week’s post is dedicated to providing you with some tips so you can enjoy a unique stay.

Find an accessible hotel in Venice

Many Venice accommodations occupy historic buildings. To avoid surprises, you can find accessible hotels in Venice on our website, Explore their characteristics, book online, and guarantee the reservation of your accessible room.

You also have the option of receiving assistance from our free Concierge service. They will search for a hotel on your desired dates. Likewise, they can help you book mobility equipment, accessible transportation, flights and other details of your trip.

Best time of year to travel

The Italian city has a pleasant Mediterranean climate, which is why it has tourists throughout the year. However, in certain months the acqua alta phenomenon occurs. From October to January the tide rises and some flooding occurs.

Traveling at the end of August and the beginning of September can be a good option.

Another option is to celebrate the beautiful Venice Carnival. In fact, we list several offers on our website for this occasion.

Getting around in Venice

Last month we dedicated a post to transportation options available in this city. We gathered accessibility information about the vaporetti, docks, buses, water taxis, and mobility equipment. We recommend you check out our post on: “Accessible transportation in Venice”.

Easy-to-find accessible itineraries

The official tourism website of the city of Venice indicates that 70% of the historic center is accessible. Despite the numerous bridges and narrow streets, it is possible to find itineraries suitable for visitors with reduced mobility.

Up to fourteen barrier-free routes are indicated on the website. Even the transportation options that must be taken to reach the tourist attractions are included. We advise you to save the link and consult it whenever you need to do so.

You will also find it useful to download the Venice Accessible City Guide PDF so you may carry it along on your travels. In it, we suggest a three-day itinerary. It also provides information on the places you can visit as a person with reduced mobility, accessible activities, and other useful information.

If you have ever been to Venice, share your advice with other travelers!

Tell us, what else would you be interested in knowing about this city?

Sources: Tripreport and Città di Venezia


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