Accessible Pisa Tours
Among the Italian cities and specifically Tuscany, Pisa is confirmed to be one of the most accessible cities to welcome people with motor disabilities who travel in a wheelchair...
Pisa, with its spectacular Piazza dei Miracoli, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is undoubtedly a must for anyone visiting Tuscany. The museum route through the Baptistery, the Cathedral, the famous Leaning Tower and the monumental Camposanto is easy to access due to the presence of a series of ramps, wide sidewalks and platforms and allows you to discover also through touch, the artistic and architectural beauties of the religious complex of the square.
Piazza dei Miracoli can be reached easily; the large parking near the square will make the visit easier, which can start along the perimeter of the Baptistery (the accessible entrance – with a platform – is located on the exit side) and the Cathedral.
From here, through a facilitated connection, on the left side of the Church, you reach the secondary entrance of the Camposanto (Cappella del Pozzo) and enter thanks to a ramp with slope greater than 8%, accessible with help. Some small difficulties in accessing the Camposanto will be rewarded by the beauty of the monumental tombs, by the wealth of frescoes and works from the Etruscan and medieval periods, which is a sort of art gallery.
The Tower of Pisa, known as the Leaning Tower, is not accessible to visitors with mobility disabilities, except from the outside, but the whole area of Piazza dei Miracoli is still pleasantly accessible.
The Opera Museums of the Duomo houses reproductions, models and documents relating to the construction phases of the architectural complex, as well as sections dedicated to Egyptian, Etruscan and Roman antiquities. The easy entrance is on the left compared to the main one, along a ramp that starts from the road.
The Sinopie Museum is accessible, but the entrance for the disabled sometimes is hampered by the clutter of the stalls along the square. In this museum are the preparatory drawings of the frescoes of the Monumental Cemetery; among them the famous “Triumph of death” by Buffalmacco, the “Crucifixion” by Francesco Traini and some works by Benozzo Gozzoli.
During our tours, in case a stop is necessary during the visit, accessible toilets for the disabled will be indicated by your tour guide.