Services for People with Disabilities in Tuscany

Overview of where to go and what to do if you are mobility, sight or hearing impaired, a wheelchair or cane user and living in or visiting Tuscany...

Travel and Transport

Airports

In all major Italian airports there is a special service providing assistance to disabled people: wheelchair service and assistance during boarding and landing. The assistance will be arranged through the airline once the airline is notified by the passenger.

  • For information on the facilities available for passengers with special needs at Pisa airport: Click here

Public transport

The following transport companies have a fleet of buses specifically designed to accommodate the disabled.

Access to no-drive areas of Florence

To gain permission to drive in Florence's no-drive zones, call the Municipal Police 24 hours before access is required. Provide the following:

  • Name and surname of the disabled person
  • License plate of the car
  • Dates of entry to the Florence no drive areas
  • Pass number and place of issue of the current disabled pass
  • Tel freephone (in Italy): 800 33 98 91
  • Email or Fax: 055 40 40 253, using the request form provided: Click here (PDF)

Tourism for the Disabled in Tuscany

Turismo senza Barriere is a tourism and leisure web portal for the disabled in Italy. It provides information on:

  • accessibility in Tuscany
  • visiting Tuscany including itineraries for disabled visitors
  • transport
  • links to other useful sites

The city of Siena is welcoming disabled visitors:

  • For a list of museums with easy access: Click here (PDF)
  • To find out more about Siena in sign-language, for hearing-impaired visitors: Click here

Associations for the Disabled in Tuscany

Associations for the Disabled and information centres can be found at the following Tuscany addresses:

  • AIPD (Associazione Italiana Persone Down): Association for people with Down's Syndrome and their families
  • Arezzo
    At:
    Via Cavour, 97 52100 Arezzo
    Tel: 0575 351 597
    Fax: 0575 352 204
  • Grosseto
    At: Via Papa Giovanni XXIII - Circoscrizione n. 3 Gorarella, 58100 Grosseto (GR)
    Tel: 0564 494 797
    Fax: 0564 452 981
  • Pisa-Livorno
    At: Via Cesare Battisti, 55 56100 Pisa (PI)
    Tel: 050 48 689
    Fax: 050 48 689
    email
  • Associazione Paraplegici (in Italian): Association for Paraplegics
    At:
    Sede c/o Villa Fabbricotti
    via Vittorio Emanuele II, 64, 50134 Florence (FI)
    Tel: 055 486 474
    email
  • L'Associazione Toscana Idrocefalo e Spina Bifida: Association for sufferers of Hydrocephaly and Spina Bifida
    At:
    Parrocchia di Santa Maria a Settignano, Piazza Tommaseo 18, 50135 Florence (FI)
    Tel: 055 697 617
    Fax: 055 697 617
    email
  • A.I.S.M. Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla: Italian Association for Multiple Sclerosis
    Sezione di Firenze Luigi Amaducci
    At: Via Rocca Tedalda 275, 50100 Florence (FI)
    Tel: 055 691 033
    email
  • U.I.L.D.M. Unione Italiana Lotta alla Distrofia Muscolare: Italian Union for people with Muscular Dystrophy
  • Arezzo
    At: Rigutino Ovest 283, 52040 Rigutino (AR)
    Tel: 0575 978 830
    Fax: 055 691 033
    email
  • Firenze
    At: Via San Jacopo al Girone 6/a, 50014 Girone-Fiesole (FI)
    Tel: 055 690 970
    Fax: 055 690 970
    email
  • Livorno
    At: Corso Italia 40 (c/o Lombardi), 57017 Stagno (LI)
    Tel: 0586 943 275
    Fax: 0586 444 446
    email
  • Lucca
    At: Via Fiorentini 25 c/o Villa Vecchiacchi, 55100 Lucca (LU)
    Tel: 0583 954 730
    Fax: 0583 954 730
    email
  • Pisa
    At: Via De Amicis, 116 (c/o Marcheschi), 56010 Arena Metato (PI )
    Tel: 050 810 102
    Fax: 050 810 102
    email

Sports associations for the disabled in Tuscany

The Italian Paralympic Committee (Comitato Italiano Paralimpico, CIP) promotes disabled sport and associated activities.