Pompeii Travel Guide for the differently-abled
A truly remarkable sight from the ancient world, Pompeii is what remains of a 2,000-year-old once thriving and sophisticated Roman City. Navigating the ruins of Pompeii can be challenging for those who are wheelchair bound, but accessibility is possible to some of the most interesting parts along with surrounding attractions.
Explore the ruins
Not only is Pompeii a destination to see incredible city ruins, you can also explore the nearby Herculaneum Ruins, where you can make use of two wheelchair ramps.
You can take the accessible bridge into the ancient city. While these ruins are smaller than those in Pompeii, they offer an easier access, walking for disabled persons and seniors with mobility concerns.
Experience the archeological museum
Whether you choose to stay in Naples or not, visiting the Archaeological Museum is a must. You can find the preserved mosaics from the ruins here and also find out why they were so important to ancient life. Most of the museum is wheelchair-friendly, making it accessible for all visitors.
Garden of the fugitives
While touring the ruins, do not forget to visit the Garden of the Fugitives. In this garden, you will find a specially reconstructed garden planted with flowers reminiscent of ancient times. Also, within the garden, there are plaster casts of victims of the Vesuvius eruption.
Accessible Accommodations in Pompeii
With Handiscover you have access to a wide variety of hotels, apartments and holidays rentals including whole houses and cottages with accessibility.
Rent a wheely Trekky
The Wheely Trekky looks like a cross between a unicycle and a wheelbarrow, but it is a great way to visit sites that would otherwise be inaccessible in a wheelchair. When you rent the Trekky, you also get two assistants to push you around.
Rent a Wheelchair
Earlier this year, a group of archaeologists, engineers, and architects completed their project called Pompeii for all: Accessibility paths overcoming architectural barriers.
Now there is about a 3 km path that is accessible for all types of visitors. There are ramps all over the place that allow people using wheelchairs or pushing strollers to enter many of the houses and to cross the road over those huge cement-like blocks.
Pompeii is one of those cities that can be explored by the differently abled with comfort. Pompeii tour for disable and other such projects have been initiated to make sure that everyone can visit the historical city.