In the collective imagination, the historical city of Venice is seen as one great "architectural barrier". Its particular morphology with about 100 islands connected by more than 420 bridges suggests that this splendid city is difficult to move about in and enjoy.
In fact, thanks to an effective public transport policy and measures implemented down the years by the City Council, the accessibility situation is much more satisfying than you might imagine. Almost 70% of the historic city centre is, in fact, accessible to people with impaired mobility.
In order to valorise this opportunity and enable the greatest possible number of disabled people to visit the city, Venice City Council has launched a vast communication and public awareness campaign. The aim is to make the information and opportunities as widely known as possible.