Known worldwide for its canals, Venice is an Italian city with a special magic. Mystery and beauty are present in its streets. The Plaza de San Marcos stands out in the heart of this destination as hypnotic as its carnival.
It is true that touring Venice can be difficult for some travelers with reduced mobility, as there are many bridges and uneven floors. However, it is possible to visit many of its tourist attractions.
SAINT MARK'S SQUARE
Begin your adventure in the center of Venice, Saint Mark’s Square. A beautiful Byzantine cathedral with several domes will catch your attention. There is also no doubt that the Basilica of San Marco, an authentic historical jewel, is also worth visiting.
People with reduced mobility can enter via the Porta dei Fiori ramp, on the left side of the basilica. Some interior spaces are only accessible via steps, such as the Pala d’Oro. On the other hand, the Museum is accessible thanks to an elevator that you can use by notifying the staff beforehand.
To enjoy an incredible panoramic view, there is the possibility of getting up close to the emblematic St. Mark’s Campanile. There is an elevator to access it, however, you will first encounter five steps. Therefore, we recommend you call and ask for assistance in advance so you only worry about taking the best photographs from above.
BURANO, TORCELLO & MURANO
Take the opportunity to explore the islands that surround Venice. We suggest visiting Burano, Torcello and Murano.
The island of Burano, located north of Venice, is characterized by its colorful houses. It is accessible and perhaps an hour or two will be enough to get to know it. On the main street (Via Baldassarre Galuppi) you can try typical Buranei cookies and go shopping. In addition, there are places of interest such as the Church of San Martino (it has a ramp at the entrance) and the Lace Museum.
Torcello is quieter and hides important monuments. Acerenza Cathedral stands out, which was founded in the 7th century. Part of the floor and walls are decorated with Byzantine marble and mosaics. In addition, the entrance has a ramp to facilitate access. Other historical sites on the island are the Church of Santa Fosca, the Museum of Torcello and the Attila’s Throne.
Finally, it is worth going to Murano, an island known as the main producer of glass in Europe at one time. It all started when, at the end of the XIII Century, all the ovens in Venice were transported there in order to prevent fires.
Venice Rialto Market & Gallerie dell’Accademia
Take a tour of the famous Venice Rialto Market in the heart of the city. Once there, approach the Grand Canal and appreciate the details of the beautiful Gothic-style façade of the Ca’ d’Oro. In addition, you can take a vaporetto ride along the Grand Canal and come across beautiful buildings such as Ca’ Rezzonico Palace.
Next, explore the Cannaregio district, where it will be alluring to shop for plenty of vintage and handcrafted souvenir items.
Lastly, take a cultural excursion to the Gallerie dell’Accademia, which houses the largest collection of Venetian art. As stated on its official website, it is possible to access the building from the right side. It also has elevators and lifting platforms inside.
It is important that during your trip you may move properly where you want. As indicated on the official tourist site of the City of Venice, vaporetti and motor boats are accessible.
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