Accessible Travel

Most Tuscan towns and cities are not easy for travellers with disabilities to navigate, and getting around can be a problem for wheelchair users – many streets are cobbled, and narrow pavements in historic centres are not wide enough for a wheelchair.

An increasing number of museums, including the Uffizi in Florence, include tactile models of major artworks for visitors with impaired vision.

Sage Traveling (www.sagetraveling.com) is a European accessible-travel specialist. Its website gives tips and advice on accessible travel in Florence, and it offers a range of wheelchair-accessible guided city tours; book online.

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.