There is a beautiful reason why millions of visitors toss a coin into the famous Trevi Fountain. They all hope to return to one of the most enigmatic cities in the world, Rome.
The Italian capital treasures a valuable historical and cultural heritage, among them, numerous monuments that are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Start discovering Ancient Rome by heading to the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater in the world. This symbol of the empire’s victories dates back to the 1st century AD. and is known for being the scene of gladiator battles and other entertainment shows.
The Archaeological Park of the Colosseum welcomes tourists with different abilities. Thus, as its official website indicates, it has the following accessible facilities:
- Five wheelchairs at the entrances to the Roman Forum and the Palatine.
- Three wheelchairs on the first level of the Colosseum.
- Eight accessible restrooms located next to entrances and exits.
- Eleven automated external defibrillators.
- Seventy benches located near the fountains.
- A golf cart for visitors with reduced mobility.
- Signposted routes to access the monuments.
- Elevators and lifting platforms.
After a replenishing breakfast, explore the Vatican Museums. Like most historical sites in Rome, they may have accessibility limitations. However, recently, these institutions have removed certain architectural barriers.
The Vatican Museums website indicates that people with a disability greater than 74% enjoy free admission. If you need a companion, he or she can also enter at no cost. In addition, a great advantage is that people with disabilities have priority entry and avoid long lines.
Electric wheelchairs and electric scooters may not be able to enter some areas. If this happens, you can rent a manual wheelchair in the museum lobby.
You will also be able to see places of unrepeatable beauty such as the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, St. Peter’s Basilica or St. Peter’s Square. We advise you to follow the itinerary of accessible areas suggested by the Vatican Museums. Guided tours are not accessible, with the exception of barrier-free visits to the Vatican Gardens.
Next, you will see Rome from above. Visit the central Piazza del Campidoglio and Capitoline Museums. Slowly browse the historical collections and photograph the famous Marcus Aurelius equestrian statue.
The Capitoline Museums website recommends that people with reduced mobility contact +0667102071 prior to their visit. In addition, it details the existence of the following accessible services:
- Wheelchairs on request at the box office.
- Trained staff to provide assistance.
- Ramps, elevators and stair lifts at different points in the museum.
Make your way across Venice Square, presided over by the Vittorio Emanuele II monument. Your next stop is just 700 meters away: the Trevi Fountain, one of the most beautiful fountains in the world.
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