Multi-day Trips Italy
3 days / 2 nights
Highlights of Rome (3 days, 2 nights)
Enjoy Rome’s iconic attractions and experience the city’s history in a 3 day tour. Accessible transportation, activities, and accommodation will be arranged for you. After arriving to the airport in Rome, you’ll be picked up in an accessible van and, depending your preferences driven to a Hotel Lancelot, a charming boutique hotel near the Colosseum. After checking in, you’ll be picked up for your first tour, where you’ll explore the Highlights of Rome, including the Trevi Fountain and Navona Square. After this 4 hour tour, you’ll return to your hotel and have the rest of the afternoon to relax or explore. The next day, after enjoying a delicious breakfast, you’ll visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum. You’ll explore and learn about these almost 2,000 year old structures. An accessible van will pick you up from your hotel, take you between monuments, and drop you off after the tour. Your final day will include a visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. After observing the gardens, and works of art and architecture, you’ll be driven back to your hotel, and transportation will be arranged to take you to the airport.
Things to Do + Places to Stay + Ground transportation
Italy is celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful countries, brimming with gorgeous cities, scenic countryside, dramatic mountain ranges and stunning coastline. Places such as Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples offer a unique mix of Roman and Renaissance history, and are inhabited by people proud of their culture and heritage. If you want to explore the countryside, Tuscany is a fabulous place to start, but you shouldn’t miss the Italian Alps, nor the volcanic landscape of Sicily. The neighboring island of Sardinia is also home to some of Europe’s most pristine beaches. And how can one talk of Italy without mentioning its cuisine? Whilst Italy is famous for its pizzas, pastas and ice cream, tourists don’t always appreciate that every Italian town and village has a speciality dish made with seasonal ingredients from the area and you just need to visit a local restaurant to try it.
Accessible travel Italy
Italy can present a challenge for disabled travelers, but this can be overcome with research and planning. Things to be aware of include cobbled streets, hilly cities and historic buildings with stairs. Venice has many humpback bridges across the canals, only a handful of which have ramps. The Cinque Terre and parts of Tuscany have narrow, uneven pathways and winding cobbled streets, so travelers with reduced mobility may not get the most out of their trip in these destinations.
However, many public transportation systems, including much of the national rail network and the vaporetto boats in Venice, have been adapted for accessibility. Assistance can be provided, especially if requested in advance. Many attractions can be accessed free of charge or at a reduced rate by people with disabilities. Travelers who book official tours of landmarks will receive assistance from guides.
No vaccinations are required to enter Italy, but as with all international travel, it is recommended to be up-to-date on your vaccinations, including tetanus. Be sure to get appropriate health insurance to fit your personal and travel needs, and have funds available to cover any medical emergency.
Travelers to mountainous areas should take reasonable precautions and make sure that they are prepared for all weather conditions.
Italy is generally a safe country to visit. Pickpocketing and muggings can occur, so it is recommended to be cautious and avoid flashing valuables.
If traveling by car, never leave valuables on display and always lock your car when it is parked. Beware of people trying to distract you when traveling with luggage, such as in train stations or when loading your vehicle as this can be an attempt to distract you to steal your suitcases or money.
Entry requirements to Italy depend on your nationality. Check the specific entry requirements here.
Italy has many climate zones and weather can vary from region to region. The summers are from May to September and are generally warm and dry, but expect high temperatures in the mid-30°C or even higher in the south of Italy and in Sicily. The cities can become hot and humid in summer months.
If visiting in the winter or if traveling to higher altitudes, visitors should prepare accordingly and bring warm clothing and layers.
Italian is the main language of Italy. Approximately a third of Italians speak English to some level, although English speakers tend to be more concentrated in major cities and tourist destinations.
Italy has 3 different kinds of plug sockets, but generally all standard European plugs with two round pins will work across the country. Italy operates on a 230V supply, with 50Hz.