Pompeii accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays


A truly impressive sight from the ancient world, Pompeii is what remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman City. Combine your trip here with the nearby Herculaneum ruins for a more wheelchair- friendly trip and a better view of what happened all those years ago.

Relax after a long day of exploring these ruins by booking guaranteed accessible Pompeii holiday rentals from Handiscover.

Disabled Friendly Activities in Pompeii

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

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Not only is Pompeii a good destination to see incredible city ruins, you can also explore the nearby Herculaneum Ruins. At the Herculaneum, make use of two wheelchair ramps.

Then, take the accessible bridge into the ancient city. While these ruins are smaller than Pompeii, they offer easier access and walking for disabled persons and seniors with mobility concerns.

Experience Museo Archeologico Regionale

Address – Via Bara All’Olivella, 24, 90133 Palermo, Italy
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Whether you choose to stay in Naples or not, the Archaeological Museum here is a worthy companion destination to the ruins.

Find preserved mosaics from the ruins here and find out why they were so important to ancient life. Much of the museum is wheelchair-friendly making it good for all visitors.

Garden of the Fugitives

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While touring the ruins, make sure to the see 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.

You tell us what features you need such as hoists, roll in showers, lifts, ramps and more and we find your accommodations guaranteed to fit your needs. Do not hesitate to contact via e-mail: booking@handiscover.com or on the phone: +44 1550 400022 (UK)

It’s that simple! And with our network of worldwide vacation rentals, you never have to let limit your travel due to disability.

Getting Around Pompeii-Accessible Transportation 

With knowledge and a little planning, you can get the most out of your Pompeii visit even with mobility concerns. While you may not be able to access every single available part of the ruins, the major parts have accessibility and are worth a visit. Consider these tips and modes of transportation when traveling in and around Pompeii.

Circumvesuviana Train

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Book an accessible train tour of Pompeii and Sorrento. While on the tour, your guide will actually re-route the train to make the route easy to access! After your train ride to Pompeii and your accessible tour there, then you continue on the train to Sorrento.

Visit the charming restaurants, streets and vendors of Sorrento before taking an easy to access, the step-free ferry ride back to Naples.

Naples Cruise Port

Cruise the area from the fully accessible Naples Port which centrally located to most major attractions. Even if you have a heavy electric wheelchair to contend with, the Naples Port can still be easily accessed and no advanced reservations are required! Learn more about the benefits of the cruise terminal here: Click here

Let Handiscover help you make your Pompeii visit unforgettable with our selection of hotels, apartments, and holiday rentals that are guaranteed to contain features to make you and your loved ones comfortable.

We’re here to ensure you get the most from your trip and to offer the absolute best selection of accessible accommodations around the globe!

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