||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
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
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.
Information provided by::
Florence Tourist Office, Via Cavour 1 rosso, Florence.
Phone +39055290832 Fax +390552760383
Information updated October '98
Galleria Palatina - Palazzo Pitti
Working Hours: Tue-Sun 08,30-21,00(Inverno 08,30-18,50)
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.
Piazza della Signoria
Working Hours: Mon-Sat 09,00-19,00 Thu 09,00-14,00 Sun
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
Working Hours: Tue-Sat 08,30-21,00 Sun 08,30-20,00 (Winter
08,30-18,50 Holiday 08,30-13,50)
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
Working Hours: Mon-Sat 09,00-14,00 Sun 08,00-13,00
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
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
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
Museo dell' Opera di Santa Croce
Piazza S. Croce 16
Working Hours: Mon-Sun 10,00-12,30 * 14,30-18,30 Winter
10,00-12,30 * 15,00-17,00
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
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).
Via della Colonna 38
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
Via Ricasoli 60
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
Working Hours: Sun-Thu 10,00-13,00 * 14,00-17,00 Fri
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
The residence is near the stop of one ogìf 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!