Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world built on a lagoon composed of over a hundred small islands surrounded by an immense network of canals. All the Renaissance and Gothic buildings, bridges, and blue waters combine to create a magical city like no other.
It sounds wonderful, but also like it would be somewhat of a challenge to navigate using a wheelchair, right? Surprisingly, it is not as bad as you might think. Of course, the bridges are an obstacle, but there are many other areas in Venice that are wheelchair-friendly.
When Venice comes to mind, images of the Grand Canal, gondolas, the Renaissance, and a spiderweb of bridges probably crops up; all things that make Venice, Venice, and at the same time, not very wheelchair-friendly. Venice was not made with accessibility concerns in mind, but fortunately it does make an effort to include all types of travellers.
I recently went to Italy for the second time and had to include Venice on this trip since I couldn’t schedule it in on the first one. Although I was only in Venice for two and a half days, the parts that I did see were, surprisingly, wheelchair accessible.
Before leaving on my trip, the only accessible modes of transportation I was aware of in Venice were water taxis and private boats. I was pleased to find out that there were a few more options.
In the rush of preparing for a holiday, it can sometimes be easy to forget to pack the essentials into your carry-on bag. Here are the top 5 things to make sure are handy when you fly. Continue reading
As I’m writing this, it’s been about a week since I’ve come back from Las Vegas. I love Vegas. I was there for four exciting days. The days were filled with scorching heat, shopping, dining, and trying, unsuccessfully, my hand at gambling.
I booked the trip a few days prior to leaving for Italy. If you’re reading this blog for the first time you can read about some of the tours I went on here.
We flew with Westjet and stayed at Bellagio. Rather surprisingly, my wheelchair suffered no damage at all during either of the flights. I was getting used to going to baggage services after every flight. Things are looking up.
My first attempt at doing any kind of video editing. I hope you like it!
My day spent in Florence was a whirlwind of spectacular proportions. From Rome, we took the high-speed train, Trenitalia. We managed to pack a lot into the ten hours that we were there. But before I discuss what we did in Florence, I will tell you all about booking a wheelchair accessible train ticket and the assistance you will receive boarding the train.
Whether or not you go on a guided tour, there is so much to do, see, and eat in Rome. If you use a wheelchair, like myself, then getting around Rome can present some challenges. In this post, I will discuss some obstacles you might meet throughout the city, different transportation methods, accessibility throughout the places I visited, and things I learned along the way. If you’d like to read about some of the accessible tours I went on in Italy, check out Part One here. Continue reading
Credit goes to www.romeanditaly.com for filming this for me. For more information read Part Four of the wheelchair accessible tours I went on in Italy.
This post is the conclusion of the accessible tours I went on with Rome and Italy. Over the course of two days, we visited Appian Way and Castel Sant’Angelo, plus a bonus tour of the Ara Pacis Augustae. Be sure that you don’t miss Part Three which was all about Pompeii and my private tour at the Vatican Museum. Continue reading
For more about this tour read Part Three of my tours with Rome and Italy.
Credit goes to www.romeanditaly.com