“Detourism: La newsletter di Venezia”, the official Town of Venice Tourism Office Newsletter, today takes us to discover how Venice is accessible to wheelchairs! Enjoy your reading!
Venice city centre has a 14 km network of barrier-free pedestrian paths, reaching some of the most famous parts of the city, that are accessible for those in wheelchairs, slow walkers and people with limited mobility.
Venice historic centre is made up of 129 islets, connected by over 400 bridges, yet more than half of the islets are wheelchair-accessible , either travelling by public transport or using the ramps to get across the bridges. Also, Venice transport authority AVM/Actv offers transport concessions for disabled travellers.
So far, 14 wheelchairs-accessible itineraries have been mapped and published on Venice City Council website , from Piazza San Marco to Rialto bridge, from the Zattere to Frari church, up to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Each tour shows a description of the points of interest as well as precise indications on the accessibility of the places to visit.
[source: La newsletter di Venezia, N° 25/2021 del 03.12.2021]
[picture: Kristaps Grundsteins / Unsplash]
We are proud to publish some selected contents of such newsletter (see previous post: “Detourism for the Up and Down the Bridges“). On our website, in several episodes, we will only present some samples (see all posts in our archive page “Detourism Newsletter“), but the invitation addressed to all the friends of the Up and Down the Bridges is to subscribe to the newsletter directly.
Special thanks to the Councillor for Tourism for having enthusiastically welcomed this new important collaboration between TGS Eurogroup and the Tourism Office of the Town of Venice and for giving us the precious opportunity to publish on the pages of this blog some extracts from this newsletter, both in Italian and in English.
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