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Accessible Venice

. . General Accessibility
. To visit Venice by wheel chair is difficult. Many roads are narrows and very crowed.The paving is in "pavé" style, there are no side-walks. There are hundreds of bridges. The accessible bridges are only 4 at this moment.
The railway station is accessible from the right side and inside there is an accessible WC.

To cross the Canal Grande the only way is to use the public boats. This is the only way to connect the different accessible areas which are non connected accessibly by land.

An ablebodied companion will be usefull, too.

Public Transport System 
The Santa Lucia railway station is accessible on the right side and there is an accessible WC on the left side near platform nr 1.
People arriving in Venice by car can park at Piazzale Roma or at Tronchetto. There are many parking reserved to disabled drivers. There are also accessible WC.

Actually in Venice there are only 4 bridges equipped with stairs lift.

All the public boats "vaporetti" are accessible by wheel chair with the exception of the lines 52. (Photo)

The "vaporetti" can host up to 3  wheelchairs at the same time. All the "vaporetti" stops are accessible and a ticket costs Lit. 6.000.
It's possible to buy tickets valid for 24 hrs (Lit. 18.000), 3 days or 7 days and the rates are more convenient.

The ferry to Punta Sabbioni, 10 km from Lido di Jesolo are accessible, too. 

Private accessible boats from Lido di Jesolo  to Venice are avaible too.

From the raiways station  the vaporetto line nr 1 follows all the Canal Grande until Riva degli Schiavoni, near Piazza San Marco;t there is a bridge (ponte della Paglia) but can be crossed with an ablebodied companion helping. 

From il Tronchetto starts the line nr 34 which stops in Piazza San Marco.The Lido di Venezia and the Lido di Jesolo are connected by accessible boats too.

Accessible Italy can book on demand accessible boats for individual travellers or parties, for sightseeings, transfers and excursions.


Chiesa degli Scalzi
Fondamenta degli Scalzi

Opening times: 06,30-11,45 * 15,30-18,45

At the entrance there are 3 steps. Inside it's accessible. Al the area around this church is known as Lista di Spagna and is accessible. At the end of Lista di Spagna you'll find il Ponte delle Guglie (accessible bridge). 

Ponte delle Guglie
Lista di Spagna
This bridge is one of the few bridges in Venice equipped with a ramp for wheelchair. It's an hard slope and an ablebodied companion'll be welcomed. Crossed the bridge you'll be in the Old Jewish Ghetto. Also this area is accessible. 

Ponte di Rialto
Canal Grande
The bridge is not accessible, there are steps in both sides. But is possible to cross the Canal Grande using the vaporetti (public boats). The line nr 34 stops on the two side of the Gran Canale and it's accessible at 2 wheelchair at the main time. The best solution is to buy a day or week ticket which can use for 24hrs or 7 days.
On the right side of the Canal Grande the ara of the Mercerie is accessible. 

Palazzo Ducale
Piazza Santa Marco
Opening times: 09,00/19,00
There is a lift but inside many rooms are not accessible. 

Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco
Opening times: 09,30/17,30
The entrance for wheel chair users is on the right side where the Piazzatta del Leoni (the Lions's Square) is. There is a ramp. This entrance is open during the morning. In the afternoon you must ask to the guardians. The inside is mainly accessible. 

Museo Civico Correr
Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 09,00/16,00 Period 01Oct-31Mar: 09,00/16,00
Closed on Tuesday
Accessible by lift. Inside not all the rooms are easily accessible. 

Chiesa di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Campo dei Frari
Opening Times: 09,00-11,45 * 14,30-18,00
The best entrance is the main door. You'll met a step out side and a slide inside. The other entrance, the lateral one has no steps outside but inside there are 2 steps up and 2 steps down. There 3 more steps to reach the high altar.

2 Stars Hotel Photos
The really accessible hotels are few in Venice. At this moment we know about the existance on only one accessible hotel with an accessible double room with roll in shower.

This hotel is a good 2 stars hotel at walking distance from the San Marco Square. To stay in thjis hotel'll let you free to visit the main aritist area of the town without to have to cross bridges.

As alternative choice we suggest for long term staying in the area to stay in Lido di Jesolo, a beach area well connected to Venice by accessible ferries. The ferries leavse from Punta Sabbioni, at approx. 20 km frm Lido di Jesolo and they cross the wondeful Venetian lagoon.
In Lido di Jesolo we can book fully accessible 4 stars hotels all with roll in shower.
People staying in Lido di Jesolo can enjoy the wonderful Venice and the equipped sandy beaches in Lido di Jesolo.

Along the north eastern coast of Veneto, fews km away from Venice there are many sand beaches.
The little towns of Jesolo, Eraclea, Caorle and Bibione are well connected with Venice and the other historical towns. They have accessible and well equipped hotels in each class. The beachs are accessible by wheelchair and many of the beach services and WC are a lso accessible. The rates in this area are lower than in Venice, too. 

 These information are subject to change; please let us know all the corrections to the information provided, thank you!




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