Milan is not an easy destination for travellers with disabilities and getting around can be a problem for wheelchair users when cobblestones and narrow sidewalks have to be navigated. In addition, although many buildings have lifts, they aren’t always wide enough for wheelchairs, and not much is offered in the way of assistance to the hearing- or visually impaired.

For those with limited mobility, the public transport operator ATM has introduced low-floor buses on many of its routes, and some metro stations are now equipped with suitable lifts. See the dual-language Milano Per Tutti ( for details and for itineraries of accessible sights.

Travellers with reduced mobility on Trenitalia trains can call 02 323 232 for assistance .

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