Can’t decide what type of holiday you’d like? With disabled holidays to Italy,
there’s no need to choose. Exciting city breaks,
nightlife and cuisine go hand-in-hand, while beach life and adventure beckon in the north.
Charming and traditional little towns speckle the south coast, linked by historical sights and glorious
waterfronts ideal for wandering along with a gelato. All of these towns and cities provide an abundance of accessible accommodation for wheelchair users
It was once said that all roads lead to Rome, and if you want to experience Italy at its most iconic,
that holds true to this day. Witness the indelible footprint of the Roman Empire in the landmarks and culture of Italy's capital city.
Thats not to say that other disabled city breaks like Florence and
Venice are lacking in comparison.
Florence being the capital of the picturesque and tranquil region of Tuscany makes it an incredibly popular destination for disabled wheelchair users.
It remains one of Italy's most beautiful skylines, with architecture dating back to the Italian Renaissance. It is sometimes called the Athens of the Middle Ages.
Venice is also a must-see for anyone planning holidays to Italy, with its unique network of canals in place of streets throughout much of the city it is truly one of a kind.
Italy has many more accessible city breaks to offer from Naples to Milan and much more.
Disabled wheelchair users looking for accessible holidays in Italy aren't limited to just city breaks.
You can lounge by the beautiful blue waters of Lake Como
and Lake Garda,
stroll down an accessible promenade near the sea shore in Porto Emprdocle,
or visit ancient houses in a quaint and accessible town like Arezzo.
When to Go?
The best months for traveling in Italy are from April to June and mid-September to October temperatures are usually comfortable, rural colors are richer, and the crowds aren’t too intense.
From July through early September the country’s holiday spots teem with visitors. May and June usually see the highest hotel prices in Rome and Florence.
So if this has got you in the mood for a bit of sunshine, feel free to call us on
0800 622 6000 to speak to one of our experienced travel
consultants about the best time for a wheelchair accessible holiday in Italy.
Immerse yourself in the colours, aromas and traditions of the Emilia-Romagna region with a holiday in Bologna,
and discover the city's rich artistic heritage. Bologna was the first cosmopolitan university centre in Western history. Bologna is a blend of innovation and tradition.
Just take a look at the city's architecture. It had a typical medieval history, but was so advanced that citizens could
walk throughout the city sheltered from the rain, thanks to kilometres of porticoes, making it unlike any other city in the world.
Due to flat streets this disabled city break is perfect for wheelchair users.
Stretching across the west lake promenade on Lake Como, Tremezzina borders on the resorts of Lenno and Menaggio.
Tremezzina is one of Lake Como’s quieter treasures, with a small but beautiful medieval sector of the town with winding
streets and grand 18th and 19th century houses and hotels lined up along the promenade. Disabled holidays in Tremezzina are a must.
Boasting stunning views of Lake Como and the moutain range it is set behind,
this is a prime location for a disabled holiday focused on lounging and taking in the sights.
There's an authetic and tranquil charm to Vignola, a quiet seaside town that oozes beauty and welcomes
anyone with open arms.
Situated across the Sarca River from Riva del Garda, Torbole is a beautiful village nestled in the foothills of one of Lake Garda’s tallest peaks.
Once owned by Venice, Torbole is now a quiet fishing village with heaps of charm, offering the perfect vantage point from which to explore Lake Garda.
This little town is known mostly for two things: its ideal windsurfing conditions and the laid-back atmosphere of its cafes, gelaterias and restaurants.
On the lakeside you’ll find a charming harbour, a long promenade leading all the way to Riva and some lovely beach areas. This is a beautiful disabled holiday destination
for wheelchair users.
Winemaking, medieval churches and 12th century city walls - Bardolino has lots to offer disabled wheelchair users. It's well known for its lakefront presence and
excellent transport links on and off the water. The stunning sunsets aren't to be missed either. Disabled holidays in Bardolino are a must.
A captivating culture, a considerable history. Rome's city break impresses you like no other city can. Aside from the grandeur and spots
to sightsee, there's a labyrinth of city streets to uncover – where you’ll stumble across old churches, experience the bouncing atmosphere of a
street market or savour gelato in a street-side cafe. Although better known as a city, you want to make sure you see some of Rome’s spectacular parks.
The Villa Borghese even has an ornamental lake complete with rowing boats – perfect if you’re looking to impress your other half.
It's said that all roads lead here. Rome is a modern city that's close enough for a family holiday or weekend break.
It's possible to see more than three millennia of art, history and architecture in a single day. As a result, Rome is considered a photogenic
city that tourists in Europe must visit at least once. With a myriad of accessible accommodation and attractions this is a fantastic disabled city break.
The capital of Campania, Naples is one of the most famous cities in Italy. Home to just under one million residents, Naples' landscape features an active volcano,
a 13th-century castle, and a wide range of artistic landmarks, giving you plenty to uncover on your next getaway. Art and culture go hand-in-hand in this southern city,
which gets pretty hot during the summer months. Renaissance palaces, religious buildings,
museums, and art galleries make up this sublime setting - a disabled city break perfect for all wheelchair users.
Catania lies cradled among the splendid greenery of its surroundings, yet at the same time opens out to the sea, welcoming everyone with its grand piazzas,
wide roads, and architecture in lavic rock. The city is full of attractions, offering historic and artistic wonders for everyone.
Catalina is truly a delight, with a stately Baroque centre, terrific street markets, great food and a bubbly nightlife. This is a splendid area for disabled travellers and carers.
A small, traditional town in Sicily filled with lots to see and do.
From ancient fortresses and holy sites to the bridges that connect it to the mainland of siciliy.
A disabled holiday in Augusta is perfect for sightseeing and relaxing.
In Acireale there is no shortage of art and architecture. Several fine baroque buildings, including the Cathedral, the Basilica dei Santi Pietro e Paolo,
the town hall and Palazzo Modo, are well worth visiting in the centre of the old town.
But the big attraction at Acireale is without doubt its Carnevale which is one of the best in Sicily. During the two weeks before Lent, the streets of the city are crammed full of revellers,
parading floats, concerts and the obligatory gastronomic offerings that come hand in hand with partying in Sicily. A beautiful town that's more than suitable for disabled travellers and carers.
With its steeply stacked medieval centre and spectacular baroque cathedral, Modica is one of southern Sicily's most atmospheric towns. But unlike
some of the other Unesco-listed cities in the area, it doesn't package its treasures into a single easy-to-see street or central piazza: rather, they are
spread around the town and take some discovering. It can take a little while to orientate yourself in Modica, but once you've got the measure of the bustling streets,
you'll find a warm, genuine town with a welcoming vibe and a strong sense of pride.
This is a beautiful destination for disabled holidays in Italy.
Porto Empedocle is a typical medieval seaside town rich in history and traditions with a fascinating natural environment and beautiful beaches.
This tiny village is the birth lend of two important popular Italian writers: Luigi Pirandello and Andrea Camilleri.
The old town centre includes two charming monuments: the Mother Church and the Carlo V Tower. The old town features many historic sites.
Disabled Holidays in Porto Empedocle are great for absorbing the culture of Sicily and spending time by the sea.
The mystery of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy rings throughout the beige buildings and deep orange roofs of Verona’s astonishing architecture.
But there’s much more than just classic literature defining these parts.
Splashes of wine, plates of ravioli, scoops of gelato – get ready for full-on city swooning.
Romance and ruins clash in idyllic Italian harmony in this picturesque, UNESCO-stamped city. White-stone Porta
Leoni is an old gate oozing character with two facades and remains of columns, while cinematic scenes can be found at Castel San Pietro.
What’s more, the Basilica of San Zeno is famous for crowning Romeo and Juliet newlyweds. It’s a bubbling cauldron of storybook history.
A truly stunning disabled city break suitable for wheelchair users and carers.
Venice is full of unexplored corners and undiscovered cultural gems. In additional to exploring the many palaces,
squares and alleyways of the city proper, be sure to visit the outlying islands of Burano and Torcello for a more provincial picture of Venice.
Considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice has pretty canals, ancient palaces, magnificent piazzas and impressive art, music and wine.
Although Venice may seem intimidating for disabled wheelchair users, it has plenty of accessible accommodation and activities for disabled travellers.
Milan is Italy’s city of the future, a fast-paced metropolis where creativity is big business, looking good is compulsory and after-work drinks are an art form.
Stylish Milan is modern and vibrant, yet still manages to keep its past alive with a well-maintained historic complex and some newer architecture.
Milan is the perfect combination of sophisticated living and captivating exploring. A
wealth of treasure-filled museums and the famous Duomo are surrounded by its lively piazza, cafes, restaurants and smart boutiques.
Disabled holidays in Milan are gorgeous and unique - a must for any wheelchair user.
Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.
Florence is one of Europe’s great art cities.
But it is also a living city with a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene, and a lively cultural movida that goes beyond old masters to embrace opera,
classical music and contemporary art. Handsome, historic, full of quirky shops and quality crafts, and close to
the vine-covered hills of Chianti, it’s one of Europe’s most civilised long weekend destinations. Perfect for wheelchair users looking for an accessible city break.
Choose a disabled holiday in Lucca and lose yourself among the streets of one of Italy's oldest and best preserved historic city centres,
stroll around the famous walls, enjoy the local cuisine in the many taverns and take part in artistic and cultural
initiatives involving the city. Any disabled person visiting Lucca will be
struck by the quality and simplicity of daily life offered by the old town and its surroundings.
With a laid-back character, this dainty little Italian hideout is a trap for all things Tuscan.
Arezzo disabled holidays promise an incredible break in a unique and characteristic part of central Italy. The largest town in
south-east Tuscany, Arezzo is an artistic and beautiful place with a difference. History comes alive in Arezzo,
whilst retaining a fresh, urban feel, so you can fully enjoy the sights and entertainment this Italian city has to offer, from the medieval architecture
and Old Quarter for history fans to the many goldsmiths and jewellers to keep even the most avid shopper happy. Disabled wheelchair users looking for a quiet holiday will love Arezzo.
Here at Disabled Access Holidays our devoted sales team, with over 15 years combined experience, will help you find and book your dream accessible holiday.
They will guide you through your options and will help you make the best decision based on your needs and what you are looking for. Each disabled holiday
is tailor made to the client so no two holidays are the same.