Catania, Sicily is certainly not the best accessible destinations in Italy. Is a beautiful and historic town which offers museums and tourist attractions to all kinds of visitors. However, Catania now provides accessible tour operators, accessible trasport and features disability equipments which ensure both seniors and disabled tourists an enjoyable stay on the sunny Mediterranean sea.
Although strolling through Catania might not be so easy for wheelchair visitors since the area is a real maze of small cobbled streets, the city of Catania is a great destination for visitors with reduced mobility or other disabilities.
Mount Etna is also becoming an accessible destination since it has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Jun 21, 2013. It reachable within 1 hour drive from Catania
First of all, Catania is a good choice for physically challenged people travelling by air as accessible airport transfer is available. Located in the east of Sicily, Catania is also an excellent choice for a day trip from Taormina.
Filled with museums, historical monuments and beautiful beaches, Catania has put many efforts in making these sites of interest accessible to physically challenged and senior visitors. For instance, the Tactile Museum offers free admission to disabled visitors. All Catania city beaches are also fully-equipped to welcome disabled visitors and offer sea-wheelchairs for hire. But the most remarkable example of accessible tourist attraction in Catania is with no doubt the historic centre
This Tactile museum also runs a monthly public workshop on disability, with the aim of raising public awareness on accessibility and blindness.
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