Best villas in Italy for wheelchair users

Best villas in Italy for wheelchair users

Italy is not always the first destination that springs to mind when you’re looking for a wheelchair accessible holiday in Italy. The things that make Italy such a wonderful holiday destination – stunning hilltop towns, charming cobbled streets and historic buildings – don’t always make it easy for those with limited mobility. But don’t let this put you off.

Italy is not always the first destination that springs to mind when you’re looking for a wheelchair accessible holiday in Italy. The things that make Italy such a wonderful holiday destination – stunning hilltop towns, charming cobbled streets and historic buildings – don’t always make it easy for those with limited mobility. But don’t let this put you off.

Many of Italy’s museums offer discounts for those with disabilities, town centres are frequently pedestrianised, separate entrances are often provided at churches and museums to allow those in wheelchairs to avoid the steps and public transport tends to be very good for those with disabilities.

Here at Bookings For You, we aim to ensure that having limited mobility does not mean you have limited holiday accommodation options. We aim to provide fantastic villas and apartments to rent for all group sizes, tastes and budgets, with something suitable for everyone’s needs including those in wheelchairs.

Many of our owners have gone out of their way to adapt their properties, whilst others have been purpose built to meet the needs of wheelchair users. At the same time, we recognise that the needs of wheelchair users and those with disabilities can vary widely. Some of our wheelchair accessible properties have fully adapted bathrooms whilst others may simply have wide doorways and accessible ground floor bedrooms. With others, we may even be able to hire in additional equipment which is not included as standard. As a result, we recommend that you check with us before booking one of our villas in order to ensure that they meet your needs. We’d be happy to help find the perfect wheelchair accessible villa in Italy for you.

In the meantime, enjoy a look at the top 10 wheelchair accessible villas and apartments in Italy.

  1. Apartment Tranquillo, Italian Lakes

This stunning 4 bedroom Italian Lakes apartment, perfect for wheelchair users, sleeps up to 8 guests and enjoys views over the communal pool towards the lake and mountains beyond. Access to the apartment is via a lift (or stairs) and all the communal areas have ramp access whenever there are stairs in place. It’s always a nice option as guests can walk to restaurants and shops rather than always having to get in the car. Doorways are wide enough to provide wheelchair access and the property is wonderfully spacious. Whilst the bathroom is not specially adapted for wheelchair users, for those that love the location but who may need additional facilities such as an adapted bathroom, there are other apartments in this lakeside complex that offer these additional facilities such as this 2 bedroom Italian Lakes apartment.

2. Villa Borgo, Tuscany

A stunning luxury villa in Tuscany suitable for wheelchair users thanks to an adapted ground floor bedroom and bathroom, this is the perfect luxury retreat for larger groups of family and friends. Sleeping up to 20, the interior is elegant and stylish whilst the exterior is immaculately presented.

3. Apartment Casarini, Italian Lakes

This is one of our most wheelchair accessible apartments in Italy. The property is on the second floor of a contemporary villa but is accessed via an external lift. The owner has gone to great lengths to ensure that this is a wheelchair friendly property. The ensuite bathroom in the master bedroom is wheelchair accessible and hand rails can be provided if required. Ramps can also be provided if required to help with access to the private terrace and the swimming pool is perfectly designed to help those with disabilities access the water.

4. Villa le Capanne, Tuscany

This is a wheelchair accessible villa in Tuscany, perfect for larger groups of family and friends. Whilst most of the bedrooms are arranged on the first floor, there is a wheelchair accessible bedroom on the ground floor, whilst a ramp is provided to allow wheelchair users to easily access the kitchen which is normally reached via steps. If you are a bit of a foodie, then we can highly recommend taking advantage of the optional catering services on offer. Whether you fancy a pizza evening or a traditional Italian dinner cooked by a ‘nonna‘, then you’re in for a real treat. The owners happen to own a catering company and own one of the best cake shops in Italy!

5. Villa Terme, Tuscany

Villa Terme is a contemporary 5 bedroom villa in Tuscany. Whilst four of the bedrooms are on the first floor and not accessible by wheelchair users, the fifth is perfectly positioned on the ground floor, enjoying direct access to the gardens and is equipped with ensuite bathroom with adapted shower. It’s unusual to find such a contemporary styled property in this part of Italy so, not surprisingly, this Tuscan villa is extremely popular. Guests will find it very hard to drag themselves away from the creature comforts offered on site which, as well as an outdoor pool, also include a heated indoor hydromassage pool, sauna, Turkish bath and heated relaxation beds. 

6. Villa Tozzoli, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast

Whilst not specially adapted for wheelchair users, this Amalfi Coast wheelchair-friendly apartment welcomes anyone travelling with a disability. Some touches such as sliding doors make it that little bit easier for some wheelchair users. It’s also in an ideal location, within walking distance of plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.

7. Villa Beatrice, Umbria

Villa Beatrice is a large wheelchair accessible villa in Umbria. Whilst it is set over several floors, a special access system allows wheelchair users to access the first floor where the kitchen, games room and some bedrooms are located. There is also a bedroom and bathroom adapted for wheelchair users. Outside, you have a private pool as well as tennis court to enjoy but, you’ll also be sharing the estate with some rather exotic animals including zebra and flamingoes.

8. Villa Michelangelo, Tuscany

Villa Michelangelo is a traditional wheelchair accessible villa in Tuscany comfortably sleeping up to 16 guests. An internal lift allows wheelchair users to access both the ground and first floor of the property. Not only does the villa boast a private outdoor swimming pool, but it also has an indoor pool equipped with counter current system, ideal for the serious swimmers amongst you who want to do some lengths even when the weather isn’t warm enough to swim outside.

9. Casa Allegria, Italian Lakes

This ground floor wheelchair accessible apartment in the Italian Lakes enjoys its own private terrace and garden that overlooks the communal pool and lake. There is also a communal jacuzzi that guests are welcome to use as well as onsite bar and restaurant where guests have the option of enjoying breakfast and dinner each day.

10. Villa Daniela Grossi, Tuscany

A historic villa in the heart of Tuscany, this wheelchair accessible villa in Tuscany is perfect for those with disabilities. Guests are able to access all floors of the villa via a lift and there are two adapted bathrooms for wheelchair users.

We hope you have whetted your appetite. To view our full range of wheelchair accessible villas in Italy, please do take a look at our website.