Sardinia has little infrastructure to ease the way for travellers with disabilities, and few museums and monuments are wheelchair accessible. Footpaths are generally well maintained, though the access to some of the island's more remote beaches is on rough, off-road dirt tracks.

  • Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Provides assistance for train travel; two dedicated telephone lines are active between 6.45am and 9.30pm daily.
  • Italia (www.italia.it) The Italian State Tourist Office's official site may be able to provide advice on associations for travellers with disabilities.
  • Accessible Italy (www.accessibleitaly.com) Specialises in holiday services for travellers with disabilities, including tours and the hiring of adapted transport.

For more information download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.