Rome: Disabled Needs

The Eternal City

Rome Disabled Needs

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. In all major Italian train stations, you'll find an office dedicated to facilitating train travel for disabled people. Upon request (at least 24 hours in advance for Italian trains, three working days in advance for international trains) these centres can organize transportation for disabled people around the train stations of departure and arrival. Other services include wheelchair access, luggage transport, and train information.

Disabled facilities at leading visitor attractions in Rome vary: a lift is provided to the top of the Coliseum, whilst the Vatican's Sistine Chapel is only accessible via the long route through the Vatican museums.