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Traveling to Europe

One woman's experience:

"I traveled with a manual wheelchair on my recent trip to Europe. Since most people want to see all the old buildings while over there, many places are not handicap accessible. We were in Italy and I had read before we left that Italy is a long way behind us in being accessible. For instance, we went to the famous Uffici museum while in Florence, assuming it would have wheelchairs there. However, we were surprised to find that there were no wheelchairs. They did, however, have a small elevator; it is poorly marked and it seems to be the luck of the draw if someone helps you. Thus, old Europe is not the best destination for someone dependent on a wheelchair. The general words of wisdom would be to really plan ahead. We did find a lot of disabled parking in England and Italy and had brought my handicapped sticker over with us, so this was not a problem. Again, however, to see the old parts of Europe you mostly have to park far away from the site you wish to see and then walk."

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