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Rome isn't an easy city for someone with mobility requirements, as the ancient civilization has an abundance of cobbled streets to navigate. Still, it's worth the effort, and the bumpy ride — particularly as along with that ride, you can look forward to vibrant culture, magnificent food, and beautiful sights everywhere you look!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

11 Places

6 City Tips

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11 Places

Colosseum

Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins

Roman Forum

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Ristorante Isidoro

Restaurants

Pantheon

Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins, Churches & Cathedrals

Piazza Navona

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas

Campo de' Fiori

Neighbourhoods

Santa Maria in Trastevere

Churches & Cathedrals

Pizzeria Ai Marmi

Restaurants

Vatican Museums

Sacred & Religious Sites, Art Museums

Sistine Chapel

Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Art Museums

St. Peter's Basilica

Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks

CarrieAnnLightley's City Tips

  • Romans live to eat, and it's worth getting off the beaten track to find the best traditional cuisine — mix with the locals and tuck in to huge plates of pizza and pasta!
  • As the city of Rome grew over the centuries, the major tourist attractions are quite spread out. Accessible taxis and tour buses are available.
  • Many attractions require "proof of disability" before allowing concessions and queue jumping for disabled visitors.
  • Don't waste money on expensive hotel breakfasts. Find a local pavement café and have "cornetti" (croissants) and cappuccino!
  • There are small drinking fountains all over the city center, and it's safe to drink from them.
  • The city center of Rome is covered in cobblestones and has few curbs.
  • Colosseum
    Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    The Colosseum is one of the greatest remnants of Ancient Rome, and its size and detail will leave you in awe. You'd be forgiven for thinking that the Colosseum's access would be difficult for wheelchair users, but thankfully it has been completely modernized, and has smooth, flat pavement throughout, as well as a lift and accessible toilets.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Disabled visitors (+ 1 companion) from within the EU are entitled to free entry. Proof of entitlement is requested — my Blue Badge for disabled parking was accepted!
    • To skip the queue, disabled visitors can use the Colosseum's official website to book a free entry ticket (there is a small reservation fee) and collect it at the entrance.
    • The Colosseum ticket also covers the Palatino and the Roman Forum.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 2,005 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Historical Site worth visiting 08/12/2019
    • Amazing Sight 08/12/2019
    • Colosseum
    Address:
    Piazza del Colosseo
    00184 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    (+39) 06 39967700
    Other:
  • Roman Forum
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    The Roman Forum was once the center of Roman life, and it's amazing to see its buildings still standing (in one form or another) after so many years — it almost feels like you've gone back in time here. For me, the Forum was the most difficult part of Rome to access. There is a lift to take you down from street level, but the ground is so uneven that wheelchair users may struggle.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The Roman Forum ticket also covers the Palatino and the Colosseum.
    • Disabled visitors (+ 1 companion) from within the EU are entitled to free entry. Proof of entitlement is requested — my Blue Badge for disabled parking was accepted.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 2,005 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ruins 08/12/2019
    • Magical - Take Your Time 07/12/2019
    • Roman Forum
    Address:
    Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53
    00186 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    (+39) 06 39967700
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:30 - 18:15
    Other:
  • Ristorante Isidoro
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Isidor is a gem — a hidden, authentic-feeling Italian family restaurant within a few steps of the Colosseum. Here, you'll find polite and helpful service, rustic, tasty food, and reasonable prices.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The house wine is excellent value.
    • Try the pasta tasting menu, selected by the chef himeself.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,395 of 11,431 restaurants in Rome
    • Excellent restaurant 02/12/2019
    • We loved it 16/11/2019
    • Ristorante Isidoro
    Address:
    Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 59/A
    00184 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 700 8266
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 - 23:00
    Fri
    12:00 - 23:30
    Sat
    19:00 - 23:30
    Other:
  • Pantheon
    Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins, Churches & Cathedrals
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    The Pantheon is said to be the best preserved of Rome's ancient monuments, and its dome is breathtaking. It's an amazing feeling to be inside a temple (nowadays used as a church) that was built almost 2,000 years ago!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The Pantheon is completely wheelchair accessible, and entry is free.
    • What happens when it rains? Look out for the drain holes in the marble floor.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 2,005 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beatiful Building 08/12/2019
    • Beautiful building 08/12/2019
    • Pantheon
    Address:
    Piazza della Rotonda
    00186 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 347 8205204
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 18:00
    Mon - Fri
    08:30 - 18:00
    Sat
    08:30 - 19:30
    Other:
  • Piazza Navona
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Piazza Navona is the showcase of central Rome, a beautiful square with street artists, ornate fountains, and pavement cafes. It's an ideal spot to sit, watch the world go by, and enjoy a delicious gelato.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Piazza Navona has a curb to get into the middle of square, with a slight step up.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 2,005 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Fine Location Even in December 08/12/2019
    • Beautiful site 08/12/2019
    • Piazza Navona
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • Campo de' Fiori
    Neighbourhoods
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    The colorful, loud daily market at Campo de' Fiori is a part of Roman daily life. Smells of spices, herbs, and cheese fill the air, and vendors encourage visitors to sample their produce. In the evening, the square is transformed into a hub for socializing, with lovely music, restaurants, and a mix of locals and tourists.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The square is level, with no curbs. The ground is a cobbled surface, which is relatively smooth and easy for wheelchair users, especially compared to some areas of Ancient Rome.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #200 of 2,005 things to do in Rome
    • Campo de' Fiori 05/12/2019
    • Cute little markets! 30/11/2019
    • Campo de' Fiori
    Address:
    Piazza di Campo de' Fiori
    00186 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 687 5287
    Other:
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    A church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, said to be the oldest in Rome, Santa Maria in Trastevere 'feels' much more like a church than St. Peter's Basilica. Many tourists stumble across it by mistake, and few photographs are taken, but it's certainly worth a deliberate trip. This is a place where candles are lit, there is always a respectful silence observed, and its beautiful golden mosaics, plus ornate walls and ceilings, are breathtaking.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Santa Maria in Trastevere is completely wheelchair accessible.
    • Entry is free.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 2,005 things to do in Rome
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful church wit fantañtic mozaics 23/11/2019
    • Well worth seeing 18/11/2019
    • Santa Maria in Trastevere
    Address:
    Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
    00153 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 581 4802
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:30 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Pizzeria Ai Marmi
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian)
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    The neighborhood of Trastevere is famed for good food, and this Pizzeria is well worth crossing the Tiber for. Arrive early to beat the round-the-block queues, and dine street-side alongside the locals. These paper-thin, Roman-style pizzas were the best, and most reasonably priced, meal I had whilst in Rome!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't expect fancy tablecloths or silver service at Pizzeria Ai Marmi — this place is about a fast-paced buzz, letting the food be the star of the show.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3,318 of 11,431 restaurants in Rome
    • A must do when traveling through Rome 27/11/2019
    • The coolest pizzeria I've been to! 10/11/2019
    • Pizzeria Ai Marmi
    Address:
    Viale di Trastevere 53
    (tra Piazza Sonnino e Piazza Mastai)
    00153 Rome
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 580 0919
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$39
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    18:30 - 02:30
    Other:
  • Vatican Museums
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Art Museums
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Visiting the Vatican Museums is an unforgettable experience, where one of the world's greatest art collections is complemented by one of the most beautiful settings. The constant crowds here can make the experience stressful, but the experience is definitely worth it. Wheelchair users can go backwards along parts of the tour route, and through roped off areas to avoid stairs.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Disabled visitors (+1 companion) are entitled to skip the queues and gain free entry. Proof of entitlement is requested — my Blue Badge for disabled parking was accepted.
    • Wheelchairs are available to hire from reception.
    • Don't try to cover the museum all in one go — legend says it could take up to 12 years to view every exhibit!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Vatican City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent if a little crowded 08/12/2019
    • Don't underestimate the size of this 08/12/2019
    • Vatican Museums
    Address:
    Viale Vaticano
    00120 Vatican City
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 6988 4676
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 16:00
    Other:
  • Sistine Chapel
    Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Art Museums
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous works of art on the planet — and seeing it in person is beautiful, awe-inspiring, and everything (and more!) that you might expect. Unfortunately, though adaptions for access have been made, the accessible route to the Chapel goes against the flow of people, and the sheer numbers of visitors packed into one space make it an uncomfortable experience. Despite all of this, the Sistine Chapel is a must-see for everyone visiting Rome!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Vatican Museum staff will escort disabled visitors (+ 1 companion) to the Sistine Chapel, as the accessible route is roped off.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Vatican City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 07/12/2019
    • Super 06/12/2019
    • Sistine Chapel
    Address:
    Citta del Vaticano 1
    00120 Vatican City
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 6988 4676
    Hours:
    Mon - Wed
    09:00 - 16:00
    Thu - Sun
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • St. Peter's Basilica
    Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    St. Peter's Basilica is Italy's largest church, and a symbol of Rome. The basilica's sheer size and beauty is incredible, and it's filled with history. As you'd expect, the crowds are large, but a respectful quiet is (mostly) observed, and it's possible to find peaceful corners from which to take in the opulent interior.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The accessible entrance is in St. Peter's Square, to the right of the Basilica's facade. This entrance has a lift that takes you from Square level to Portico level.
    • There are accessible toilet facilities.
    • Admission to the church is free for all, and disabled visitors are entitled to skip the queues.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Vatican City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • St Peter's Basilica 08/12/2019
    • Cupola 07/12/2019
    • St. Peter's Basilica
    Address:
    Piazza San Pietro
    00120 Vatican City
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 06 6988 3731
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 18:30
    Other:
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