New Study Reveals the Most Accessible Cities in Italy

Mar 14, 2022 1104

BY: Silvia Donati

Italy isn't typically associated with accessibility, yet a new study finds that two of its cities rank among the world's top ten accessible cities. The study by ranked 20 of the world’s most visited cities on factors such as wheelchair accessibility at hotels, restaurants and attractions, disabled parking spaces, and airport accessibility facilities for the hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted, to reveal the world’s most accessible cities. Milan ranked fifth overall, Rome ninth overall and Florence 17th.  

Interestingly enough, all three of the cities with the highest percentage of wheelchair-friendly restaurants are located in Italy. Florence had the highest percentage overall, with more than half of the restaurants in the Tuscan city being accessible by wheelchairs. Milan and Rome have a similar percentage with regards to restaurant accessibility, while they score higher than Florence for attractions, museums and monuments that are wheelchair accessible.

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