ROME IN WHEELCHAIR
I am going to briefly summarize the trip in case you want to visit this city.
We flew from Madrid with Alitalia. As always booking the flight in advance and specify my needs as a wheelchair user manual. AL reserves the Internet made it through and I had no problem. I always go with my chair to the door of the plane and there support staff of the airport I passed a chair transit to get me closer to my site. Avoid billing the chair not to lose ... not often but just in case, I prefer to prevent ...
At the airport of Rome had to leave the plane by stairs, but I came for with a lift and I had no problem.
The support staff accompanied us as far as was our case and from there we went to catch the train to Rome city.
The train station is in a building next to the airport in a fully accessible route. Trains leave every 25 minutes to the center of Rome and the price is 14 € per person. All trains are accessible, with level zero tickets, area reserved for wheelchairs and adapted bathrooms. A real luxury!
We stayed at the Best Western Ambra Palace www.ambrapalacehotel.com one block from the Termini station which is where we left the train. The hotel entrance has a ramp to save two very steep steps, designed more suitcases up wheelchair, so we need help to upload silleros. Luckily it was short! The room is not very big and in my case I had to ask who would take away the desktop because my mobility quite limited, but once I drove safely removed. There is a small fridge that you can come in handy if you want to save some food and hotel courtesy of the room there is always a kit of instant coffee. The bathroom was large with turning circle and transfer space to the toilet and shower, washbasin suspended mirror rested, bars on the toilet and shower at ground level but had no shower chair. The hotel staff was very willing and as we told them to remove furniture is made on the spot. With the shower chair could not be. They provide a folding deck but my balance, or rather my lack of them, prevented me from using it. I suggested to buy a chair specifically for the shower and promised to do so ... We trust them.
If you like the sights, your city Rome. The whole city is a museum in itself, with a history of all parties and a host of impressive archaeological constructions.
Not to be missed are the Colosseum and the Vatican with St. Peter's Square, the Basilica and its museums, including a visit to the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon, the Plaza of Spain, Piazza Navona and of course the famous Trevi Fountain where you have to toss the coin to make a wish.
All monuments are almost entirely accessible. One advantage of being saddler is no waiting in the ranks LF to see these buildings as we spent directly by a VIP and tickets are free for people with disabilities and one companion. Occasionally it has advantages of ... In every building there are adapted toilets, some better than others but most can be used comfortably.
If the monuments are fairly accessible in general, the streets are not so. The floor is uneven in the habit of making recesses on a sidewalk but not the opposite, so I recommend you bring forth good company to take a cloak you ...
Usually we like to tour the city on foot, or chair in my case, but if ye be of them that I like to use public transportation, I recommend that you use buses. Most are suitable and can drive all over town. The ticket price is 1 € per ride or if you prefer you can get a voucher for a day for 4 €.
In general all tourist buildings are adapted toilets but there are public restrooms available in many parts of the city.
For pasta lovers like me, Rome is paradise. You will find typical trattorias and restaurants everywhere to eat delicious pizza, lasagna or pasta dishes of all types and model for very little money.
If you have time, I recommend that one night you approach the neighborhood of Trastevere. It is a charming, bohemian and myriad small typical restaurants with home cooking That is death!! Of course, transit wheelchair there is an adventure because the ground is paved but "who wants something, something hard" and that the silleros know for a while ...
I will publish more detailed information of each of the places we visit so that you have more data on the accessibility of the same but at the moment and you can get an idea of what Rome. I personally loved it and without hesitating a moment, back again tomorrow.
Until next time, travel @ s @ s siller!
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Este es un establecimiento o recurso turístico Equalitas Vitae. Ha seguido un Plan de Accesibilidad para mejorar sus condiciones de usabilidad y tiene entre sus objetivos, la mejora continua en esta materia para un turismo accesible de calidad. Personal de Equalitas Vitae lo ha revisado in situ y ha recogido personalmente la información que aquí está publicada.