|To visit Venice by wheel chair is difficult. Many roads are narrows and
very crowed.The paving is in "pavé" style, there are no side-walks. There are
hundreds of bridges. The accessible bridges are only 4 at this moment.
The railway station is accessible from the right side and
inside there is an accessible WC.
To cross the Canal Grande the only way is to use the
public boats. This is the only way to connect the different accessible areas which are non
connected accessibly by land.
An ablebodied companion will be usefull, too.
Public Transport System
The Santa Lucia railway station is accessible on the right
side and there is an accessible WC on the left side near platform nr 1.
People arriving in Venice by car can park at Piazzale Roma
or at Tronchetto. There are many parking reserved to disabled drivers. There are also
Actually in Venice there are only 4 bridges equipped with
All the public boats "vaporetti" are accessible
by wheel chair with the exception of the lines 52. (Photo)
The "vaporetti" can host up to 3
wheelchairs at the same time. All the "vaporetti" stops are accessible and a
ticket costs Lit. 6.000.
It's possible to buy tickets valid for 24 hrs (Lit. 18.000), 3 days or 7 days and the
rates are more convenient.
The ferry to Punta Sabbioni, 10 km from Lido di Jesolo are
Private accessible boats from Lido di Jesolo to
Venice are avaible too.
From the raiways station the vaporetto line nr 1
follows all the Canal Grande until Riva degli Schiavoni, near Piazza San Marco;t there is
a bridge (ponte della Paglia) but can be crossed with an ablebodied companion
From il Tronchetto starts the line nr 34 which stops in
Piazza San Marco.The Lido di Venezia and the Lido di Jesolo are connected by accessible
Accessible Italy can book on demand accessible boats for
individual travellers or parties, for sightseeings, transfers and excursions.
Chiesa degli Scalzi
Fondamenta degli Scalzi
Opening times: 06,30-11,45 * 15,30-18,45
At the entrance there are 3 steps. Inside it's accessible.
Al the area around this church is known as Lista di Spagna and is accessible. At the end
of Lista di Spagna you'll find il Ponte delle Guglie (accessible bridge).
Ponte delle Guglie
Lista di Spagna
This bridge is one of the few bridges in Venice equipped
with a ramp for wheelchair. It's an hard slope and an ablebodied companion'll be welcomed.
Crossed the bridge you'll be in the Old Jewish Ghetto. Also this area is accessible.
Ponte di Rialto
The bridge is not accessible, there are steps in both
sides. But is possible to cross the Canal Grande using the vaporetti (public boats). The
line nr 34 stops on the two side of the Gran Canale and it's accessible at 2 wheelchair at
the main time. The best solution is to buy a day or week ticket which can use for 24hrs or
On the right side of the Canal Grande the ara of the
Mercerie is accessible.
Piazza Santa Marco
Opening times: 09,00/19,00
There is a lift but inside many rooms are not
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco
Opening times: 09,30/17,30
The entrance for wheel chair users is on the right side
where the Piazzatta del Leoni (the Lions's Square) is. There is a ramp. This entrance is
open during the morning. In the afternoon you must ask to the guardians. The inside is
Museo Civico Correr
Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 09,00/16,00 Period
Closed on Tuesday
Accessible by lift. Inside not all the rooms are easily
Chiesa di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei
Campo dei Frari
Opening Times: 09,00-11,45 * 14,30-18,00
The best entrance is the main door. You'll met a step out
side and a slide inside. The other entrance, the lateral one has no steps outside but
inside there are 2 steps up and 2 steps down. There 3 more steps to reach the high altar.
2 Stars Hotel Photos
The really accessible hotels are few in Venice. At this
moment we know about the existance on only one accessible hotel with an accessible double
room with roll in shower.
This hotel is a good 2 stars hotel at walking distance
from the San Marco Square. To stay in thjis hotel'll let you free to visit the main
aritist area of the town without to have to cross bridges.
As alternative choice we suggest for
long term staying in the area to stay in Lido di Jesolo, a beach area well connected to
Venice by accessible ferries. The ferries leavse from Punta Sabbioni, at approx. 20 km frm
Lido di Jesolo and they cross the wondeful Venetian lagoon.
In Lido di Jesolo we can book fully accessible 4 stars
hotels all with roll in shower.
People staying in Lido di Jesolo can enjoy the wonderful
Venice and the equipped sandy beaches in Lido di Jesolo.
Along the north eastern coast of Veneto, fews km away from
Venice there are many sand beaches.
The little towns of Jesolo, Eraclea, Caorle and Bibione
are well connected with Venice and the other historical towns. They have accessible and
well equipped hotels in each class. The beachs are accessible by wheelchair and many of
the beach services and WC are a lso accessible. The rates in this area are lower than in
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