Is a Wheelchair Venice Italy possible? But, on the other hand, is Venice unfriendly, and does this mean that someone with disabilities cannot enjoy the beauty of Venice?
Indeed, you can! At first glance, Venice seems unfriendly with its bridges, stairs, and narrow alleys.
But the city has done its best to make Venice wheelchair friendly. Major museums and attractions are therefore accessible for people with disabilities.
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Lucky you! Venice is accessible with a wheelchair. As a result, over 70% of the city can be visited.
And honestly, because there is no traffic, it is incredibly relaxed to also wander around with disabilities in Venice. But it remains crucial to plan your trip right.
Because not long ago, some bridges had a wheelchair lift. But this turned out not to work, so the municipality decided to remove the rides.
On the Venezia Unica website, there are city maps to download where you can find the major points (with the Vaporetto) to cross the Grand Canal. On their site, you can also download routes to get with your wheelchair and attractions for people with disabilities.
On St. Mark's Square and in the railway station of Venice (Santa Lucia) is a tourist office, especially for people with disabilities (open between 7:00 am and 21:00 pm). You can obtain unique city routes at these service offices, showing what is wheelchair accessible. There are about 12 different routes you can take. They help you to visit in a wheelchair Venice Italy on their best.
Toilets: Throughout Venice, there are special toilets for people with disabilities. In total, there are 19.
Hotel Facilities: Another consideration is your hotel in Venice! Is the bathroom wheelchair-friendly? Many hotels in Venice have no elevator. Mainly it is the larger and more expensive hotels that have an elevator. Therefore, it is essential to search for a good hotel in advance that is wheelchair friendly.
There are approximately 100 hotels in Venice that you can book with amenities and a lift for people with disabilities/wheelchair users. Check which hotels are accessible >
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The advantage is that Venice is a compact city. And the vaporetto boats on the Grand Canal (lines 1 and 2) are accessible for wheelchairs. The boats can carry up to four wheelchairs. The conductor usually helps in the kindest manner to help you on board.
By making use of the vaporetto, you can avoid some bridges to get to the other side of the Canal Grande. A vaporetto ticket costs € 1.50 for wheelchair users (75 minutes’ validity). A supervisor who is with you does not have to buy a ticket and travels completely free.
If you want to go to the islands Murano, Burano and the Lido then this is possible with the vaporetto boat. These boats are also wheelchair friendly, or at least you will be helped to come on board.
So, now you know... You can visit in a wheelchair Venice Italy!
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