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Private Tours: A Journey through the Ancient Rome
"The tour may have variations of the route or attractions based on the type of option you choose or the will of the customer.The driver will meet you in the hotels' reception or at the address indicated by you at 9:00 in the morning to explore the wonders of Rome.You start the tour by visiting one of the most famous places of the cit Basilica of St. Peter where you can admire the beauty of the house of Catholicism. Along Corso Vittorio Emanuele named in honor of the last king of Italy you will reach Piazza Navona (Stadium of Domitian) where you can enjoy the works of art by Bernini and Borromini and you can taste the local specialties in the many bars and restaurants After going to the Pantheon you will continue on to the Colo where as usual throw coins into the water as a good omen to return again to Rome and you can eat the delicious ice cream.Moving then to Piazza di Spagna with the famous staircase you reach the end in Piazza del Popolo for a final stop before returning to your h
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Squares and Fountains of Rome by New Generation of Segway
"You start off after some training on how to ride a segway. Then hit the amazing Renaissance Piazza Farnese and the lively Campo de’ Fiori. The next stop is the most beautiful baroque square of Rome’s Piazza Navona with its three fountains. After visiting the Pantheon – the Roman temple devoted to all the pagan gods – we head for Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish steps. A stop at the Trevi Fountain is not to be missed but before we stop by at piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina for the most special coffee Rome can offer. We go back to the office through the impressive Piazza Venezia and the quiet peculiar small squares of the Jewish Ghetto.All tours are accessible for the disabled thanks to Nino a Ninebot equipped for those who cannot stand on their feet."""
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Golf Cart Tour Around Imperial Rome
"Hello You will meet with your drive / guide that will pick you up at your hotel to start the tour. At this point the tour can begin and your Drive / Guide will be thrilled to spend three hours with you in the streets squares and most characteristic monuments of Rome. Through the tour with golfcar it is possible in three hours touring around the heart of Rome. It will go to the Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo the Colosseum Circus Maximus
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IT'S VERY DIFFICULT getting around with a wheelchair. Most of the streets are very narrow in Rome, and made of cobble stone. When you go to the Colisseum and areas in the vicinity, it's not only stressful but not a good idea. i lost 10 pounds in one week just transporting my mom around. If you do bring a wheel chair, or rent one on the internet (to be provided for you in Rome), make sure you bring a secure lock so that whenever necessary, you can lock your wheelchair if you must.

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Jun 08, 2015

Fun and games in a wheelchair

If you are in a wheelchair - Rome is possible but it is very hair raising. Cobblestones are enough to kill you. Tree roots. Crowds of people determined not to lose their place in the queue. Hills! Ancient sites do not do wheelchair accessible very well. Stepping out to cross a Roman street is always exciting - but when you have a down ramp on one gutter and no up ramp on the opposite gutter - woo woo! Here comes the Roman traffic and no way off the road!
Not a great deal of public toilets in Rome - mostly you have to use the gabinetti in the backs of cafes - very small! and hard to negotiate. Even for an abled person. Badly lit. Lights on time switches that go off suddenly.

One great thing - if you are in a wheelchair go straight to the front of any queue. A wheelchair is a queue buster - and I must say the guys who do the wheelchair accessible lifts are very very nice.

PS One thing it took me a while to notice. Carl was having a lot of trouble pushing Berni's chair - the pedestrians seemed to be leaping in front of the chair as he was trying to dodge them.
Everyone was getting very cranky. Then I twigged.
In Rome they drive on the wrong side of the road - and they walk on the wrong side of the footpath. So Carl and the on coming pedestrians were on a collision course.

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Jun 11, 2007


Rome is not the most disabled-friendly city largely due to the number of hills, raised pavements and cobbled streets. Buses are wheelchair-friendly whilst remaining public transport in Rome is partially accessible. Leading visitor attractions are mixed: a lift is provided to the top of the Colosseum, whilst the Vatican's Sistine Chapel is only accessible via the long route through the Vatican museums.

Mar 31, 2007

Stamina required for St Peter's Dome

It's possible to climb right to the top of the dome, but it is a very narrow and inclined circular passage. Don't attempt to turn around as its virtually impossible due to the number of visitors behind. Keep on going, but avoid if you suffer from vertigo or claustrophobia.
There are emergency alarm buttons at intervals, presumably to alert the Swiss Guard to someones plight. A certain fitness level is required, and it wasn't unusual to see several people looking quite exhausted and distressed on the route. I certainly didn't see any signs warning people of the possible exertions.

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Dec 14, 2006
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If you have mobility problems be warned, Rome is the least disabled-friendly city I have visited so far

potholes and trees on the pavement, loose and sunken cobbles on the streets, high kerbs are all nightmares for wheelchair users
crossing the road is a nightmare ... if there is a ramp, and that ramp doesnt have a car parked across it, there is no guarantee that the opposite side of the road will have one too, you`ll discover this just as the traffic lights change and Rome`s traffic comes hurtling towards you

of course places are difficult to access, this is an ancient city and to make it totally wheelchair friendly would destroy some sites, but surely a smooth path would be possible in many places, and there is a real lack of toilet facilities, the only designated disabled toilets we saw are at the Colleseum

If you have some mobility the best way to see Rome in comfort is to get an overview from the top of a tourist bus, then to take a taxi to specific sites, of course this can work out expensive but a lot more comfortable

there is no need to queue when you are a wheelchair user, go directly to the entrance and you will be allowed straight in, I must say the staff at the sites we visited were very helpful and informative

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Aug 01, 2006

Not buggy/pram friendly

In ancient times, there were no buggys and prams.

So, when laying the stones for the walkways in the city, this didn't have to be considered. For us modern folk this does pose a problem however.

The many steps, sharp inclines and cobbles make it quite hard (especially around the coliseum and forum areas) to get baby around in the pram.

So your two option are:

~ Carry baby (we had a back carry-thing, which was really helpful)
~ Carry the pram (with baby in it!)

Fun and games :)

It was all done in good spirits but did slow us down somewhat.

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May 23, 2006

Steps To Civilization

In these last 10 or 15 years Rome made a lot of works around the city to make places accessible to handicapped people. For sure museums and relics areas will be accessible, sidewalks, hotels and streets are accessible too, you may just find some problems in some old shops, hotels or restaurants. You may also have soe problems on some central streets whose pavements are typically ancient (SAN PIETRINI). But you will surely find people to help you.

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