This hotel is located in a bustling part of Naples. There were so many stores, people milling past, and a lot of traffic that I almost missed spotting the entrance to the hotel. From the outside, the hotel looks very modest, but inside, it has a rather spartan elegance to it.
I spent four nights here and it was a nice change from the small, cramped room we shared in Pisa. This hotel was one of the three in which I had tour agency, Rome and Italy, make reservations for me.
From the outside, the hotel looks like it would be quite small, but I was surprised at just how spacious it was inside. Continue reading
We left Venice just as rainy weather started coming in and arrived in Pisa where the sun was shining bright.
I stayed at the Grand Hotel Bonanno for two short nights.
The hotel is a ten minute roll from the Square of Miracles, which is where you’ll find the Leaning Tower and a bevy of other attractions.
I have mixed feelings about my stay at this hotel. The accessible room I booked had the accessible features I requested and the staff were very friendly and accommodating, but it was offset by a few issues.
Pisa was the second stop on my quest to see as much of Italy as was possible in two and a half weeks. My main reason for visiting Pisa was to do the touristy thing and see the Leaning Tower, which I did and it was great.
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 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.
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.
For more about this tour read Part Three of my tours with Rome and Italy.
Credit goes to www.romeanditaly.com
I was so excited to finally get to see Pompeii up close after learning about it in class and, of course, after watching the Hollywood blockbuster of the eponymous name starring Kit Harrington. This post will be about that and my visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel with Rome and Italy. Here is Part Two in case you missed it. Continue reading