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Accessible Florence
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. . .General Accessibility
. To go around in Florence can be difficult due to the fact that the paving is often broken, the side-walks are frequently narrow and there are side-walks without slides. And also, as very often it happens in Italy, you'll find cars parked anywhere.
The down town area, where the most part of the most important document are, is not closed to cars and this fact'll hepl tourists in a wheelchair.

Public Transport System
From few months Florence have some special city coaches equipped by a special ramp to help people using a wheelchair to board the coach.
These coach runs on the main city lines and to get more information please check with the municipan transport company ATAF at the phone nr +390555650433
Special adapted taxis for travellers on a wheelchair are not avaible in Florence.
On demand Accessible Italy can provide transfers, sightseeings and excursions by minivan equipped by lift or ramp.

Museums
Information provided by::
Florence Tourist Office, Via Cavour 1 rosso, Florence.
Phone +39055290832 Fax +390552760383
Information updated October '98

Galleria Palatina - Palazzo Pitti
Piazza Pitti
Phone +390552388614
Working Hours: Tue-Sun 08,30-21,00(Inverno 08,30-18,50)
Closed: Monday
Building with street level access, ticket office at the entrance level, 9 rooms flat level access, 1 room ramp, 1 room lift (opening 75 cm) 3 rooms stair lift.

Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Phone +390552768465
Working Hours: Mon-Sat 09,00-19,00 Thu 09,00-14,00 Sun 08,00-13,00
Building with street level access (Entrance Porta della Dogana), ticket office ramp, many of the rooms are accessible by lift(opening 75 cm and over) or by stair lift. The museum have an accessible and equipped bath room.

Galleria degli Uffizi
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Phone +3905523885
Working Hours: Tue-Sat 08,30-21,00 Sun 08,30-20,00 (Winter 08,30-18,50 Holiday 08,30-13,50)
Closed: Monday
Entrance by ramp from the buiding left side, ramp to the ticket office, lift with 75 cm opening, 40 accessible rooms.
Accessible toilet at the entrance floor level

Museo di Santa Maria Novella
Piazza S. Maria Novella 18
Phone +39055282187
Working Hours: Mon-Sat 09,00-14,00 Sun 08,00-13,00
Closed: Friday
Entrance by ramp, ticket office with ramp, rooms at the flat level access. Accessibl equipped toilet accessible by ramp.

Battistero di S. Giovanni
Piazza San Giovanni
Phone +390552302885
Working Hours: 12,00-18,30 (Holidayso 08,30-13,00)
IEntrance one step, ticket office at the entrance level and accessible, rooms flat level access.
Personnel available for assistance.

Duomo Santa Maria in Fiore
Piazza Duomo
Phone +39055294514
Working Hours: 10,00-17,00 First Saturday of each Month 10,00-15,30 Holiday 13,00-17,00
Entrance by ramp from the Porta dei Canonici, inside flat level access. 

Museo dell' Opera di Santa Croce
Piazza S. Croce 16
Phone +39055244619
Working Hours: Mon-Sun 10,00-12,30 * 14,30-18,30 Winter 10,00-12,30 * 15,00-17,00
Closed: Wednesday
The church is not accessible but the church's museum is accessible. Entrance at the street level access, ticket at the same level, one room at the entrance level accessible, five rooms accessible by ramp, 2 other rooms have 2-5 steps.
No accessible toilet.

Museo Nazionale del Bargello
V. del Proconsolo 4
Phone +39055294883
Working Hours: Mon-Sun 08,30-13.50
Closed: Second and forth Monday, first, third and fifth Sunday each month.
Entrance with ramp, ticket office with ramp, eleven rooms at the entrance level other 12 room have more than 5 steps.
Accessible equipped toilet ( one step to enter).

Museo Archeologico
Via della Colonna 38
Phone +3905523575
Entrance at the street level, temporarily access from the garden by ramp, three rooms at the entrance level, 13 rooms are accessible by lift (opening 75 cm), two other rooms by stair lift.
No accessible toilet available at the moment (Under costruction)

Galleria dell'Accademia
Via Ricasoli 60
Phone +390552388609
Working Hours: Tue-Sat 08,30-21,00 Sun 08,30-20,00(Winter 08,30-18,50 Holiday 08,30-13,50)
Closed: MondayAt the entrance 1 step, possible access without step from the exit door.
Ticket office flat level access, 9 rooms at the entrance level, one room accessible by ramp, one room accessible by lift (opening 75 cm), 3 rooms accessible by stair lift. Accessible equipped toilet available at the entrance level.

Sinagogue and Museum
Via Farini 4
Phone +390552346654
Working Hours: Sun-Thu 10,00-13,00 * 14,00-17,00 Fri 10,00-13,00
Closed: Saturday
At the entrance 1 step, ticket office 1 step, one room accessible by ramp, one room accessible by lift (opening over 75 cm), garden one step. Accessible toilet at the entrance level.

Giardino di Boboli
Piazza Pitti
Phone +390552651816
Working Hours: May-Oct 09,00-20,00 * Apr 09,00-18,30 * Mar  09,00-17,30 * Nov-Feb 09,00-16,30
Closed the first and the last Monday of each month.
The entrance is difficult (more than 5 steps) and inside the itinerary can be difficult due to steep gradient and uneven ground..
There is an acecssible toilet 
The Ponte Vecchio is accessible but due the steep gradient probably it's accessible only with an ablebodied companion.

Hotel
There are different accessible hotels in Florence; Accessible Italy is used to book the following hotels due to the fact they are really accessible, expecially the 3 stars hotel, down town located but in a quiet area.
All these hotels and residences have been used many times by our disabled Italian and overseas clients.

3 Stars Hotel.  Photo
This hotel is down town located, at approx. 1 km away from the Duomo, in a quiet area.
It has 3 accessible rooms at the entrance level. All these 3 rooms have a fully accessible bath room with roll in shower and an accessible toilet with handles.
The breakfast room is not accessible but the breakfast'll be served in the rooms at no extra cost or the breakfast can be served in the accessible bar area.
The hotel has an accessible garden (1 step) and a private parking where the clients' cars can park at no extra cost.
The hotel is in an historic building, it was an embassy during the period when Florence was the Italian capital, and  is well furnished with old furniture

4 Stars Hotel.
Really downtown located at no more than 200 mt from the Duomo. It's a very nice and elegant hotel. One step at the entrance.
It has an acccessible room with an adapted accessible bath room with handles. The bath room is equipped by bath tub instead of a roll in shower but it's really accessible.
Restaurant and bar are fully accessible, the lift has 70 cm opening.

3 Stars Residence
This residence is located at approx. 1 km away from the main railway station Santa Maria Novella.
It has apartments with cooking facilities. The furniture is simple.
They have an accessible apartment with a sleeping room, a living room with cooking facilities and an accessible bath room with shower.
The shower is in a wall box but there are no step to enter, this solution could be accessible for a person which can stand and move few steps with help.
The residence is near the stop of one ogf the accessible  coaches and by coaches the railway station and the down town area are only 5 minutes away.
We suggest this solution for long stay in Florence. 

 These information are subject to change; please let us know all the corrections to the information provided, thank you!

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