Wheelchair Rental in Tuscany and Umbria
Posted by Ruth (20/01/2017)
If you are planning a trip to Tuscany or Umbria, but need to know where you can rent a wheelchair, we’ve got it covered. Our local experts have searched both regions in order to identify places where you can rent a wheelchair, so that you can make the most of your Italian holiday.
Some cities such as Florence and Siena are far more wheelchair friendly than you might think, although navigating through old towns with cobbled streets and lots of hills can be a challenge. You just need to do a little research in advance. Before you visit each city you may want to see what hills, bridges and cobbled streets they have, and pick out which routes will be easiest to take.
Feel free to call our experts for advice, especially if you are looking for a luxurious, wheelchair friendly apartment or private villa in Tuscany or Umbria. We personally visit all our properties, so we know exactly the kind of facilities they offer and are of a high standard.
You can book wheelchair hire in Italy via this site. For some wheelchair accessible activities you can enjoy throughout Italy click here.
Most of the museums in Florence are easily accessible by wheelchair, they have stairlifts, elevators and ramps, so you don’t have to miss out on seeing any of Florence’s magnificent museums. What’s more, all state museums, such as the Uffizi Gallery and Academy Gallery, are free of charge for EU citizens that are disabled and the person that is accompanying them.
When it comes to parking, you will find that most of the car parks in Florence have designated disabled spaces and disabled access. However, you do need to display your disabled permit in your window. For more information check out visit Florence.
Siena is on a hill, so there are lots of ups and downs. Wheelchair access has been taken into consideration for transport, museums, theatres and cinemas. There are specific taxis designed for wheelchair users and the train system is also equipped for disabled tourists and travellers.
A lot of the museums and main attractions in the city are wheelchair accessible, clickhere for more information. Siena is a good base for wheelchair users to stay and explore the Tuscan region. This video is really helpful and explains about getting around Siena.
Here is a list of shops where you can rent wheelchair (sedia a rotelle), crutches (grucce) and similar.
http://www.firenzeturismo.it/en/informazioni-utili-2/firenze-senza-barriere-2/servizi-2.html (free service!)