Florence is known for its beautiful sights and scenes; the city is not hilly as Rome and is very compact with all its amazing areas close to each other.

It’s a great city where disabled tourists can visit without having difficulties in visiting its exciting areas, notwithstanding its cobblestone streets.

There are some many activities that people with disabilities can engage in Florence as also feel at home, some of the things you can do, especially if you are disabled and visiting Florence for the first time:

Stay in a good hotel:

There are several hotels within the heart of Florence that are accessible to wheelchair and are within the tourist attraction centres.

Ensure though, you stay away from poorly designed hotels with little or no attention for people with special needs.

You don’t want your going and coming to be hampered; hence check out hotels for disabled in Florence, and book in advance before making the trip.

Ride in a hot air balloon:

One activity people with disabilities enjoy the most in Florence is the hot air balloon ride. You climb aboard with your pilot with the accompaniment of a maximum of two other people.

Disability Sports:

Sports has great therapeutic value in physical, psychological, and social rehabilitation. The disability sports are another accessible activity in Florence, some of the games are bowls, archery, wheelchair basketball, goal bell for the visually impaired.

Visit the Uffizi:

The Uffizi is one of the world’s most famous museums, housing works of some iconic artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Da Vinci.

The Uffizi gallery provides free admission to a disabled guest and a companion. Always make sure to mention that you are disabled when you make your reservation.

Go for free statue viewing:

Free statue viewing has no restriction; the area is in front of the Palazzo Vecchio; it is called the Piazza Della Signoria square.

It has several statues that one can see, such as the Rape of the Sabine Women, a copy of Michelangelo David, and many others.

Tour the Palazzo Patti:

Another exciting, accessible destination in Florence, which is the city’s largest museum complex, was once the home of many famous families in Florence, though the palace now houses museums, galleries, and the Boboli Gardens. It is a must-visit place and very accessible.

Go outdoor shopping:

The leather market on the street that connects the north of the Medici Chapels is a great open space market to shop all your leather needs; thankfully, it is accessible.

To locate it, just find the red dome of the Medici Chapels, the booths of the market are easy to visit on a wheelchair.

Visit the Santa Croce Church:

Most of the Church is accessible with two romps for persons on a wheelchair. The world’s largest Franciscan church, with sixteen chapels, tombs and frescoes offer several exquisite viewings.

Also, many historical figures in the city of Florence are buried here.

Explore the Jewish museum and the synagogue:

The synagogue features collections of Jewish arts, documents on the history of the Florence Jewish community, photos and others.

Its first floor is accessible in a wheelchair, the second floor is a bit accessible, but the good thing is that it has an elevator and accessible restrooms.

Ponte Vecchio:

Ponte Vecchio is a place for photos and nature; it is one of the symbols of Florence, this is the first and oldest bridges that crosses the Arno river, attracting a good number of tourists to this site.