This book is a self-directed guide to one of the most interesting and hilly capitals in the world, Rome. It is helpful to the traveler in this city with urban sprawl and steep hills to use a guide to avoid difficult situations. The authors want to help the traveler to plan ahead and use the book while traveling.
ROME AND VATICAN EASY SIGHTSEEING’S authors have researched the city’s nooks and crannies of a mix of 3,600 year’s of civilization and architecture. Few cities have retained structures with designs so different and still functioning after 4,000 years. Many travelers have limited time and sometimes limited mobility. Rome challenges disabled, elderly and wheelchair riders and this book is helpful for wheelchair riders who have a strong pusher and plan visits to sights that state, “WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE”. There are a broad range of handicapped travelers, some use the wheelchair as a walker, and will find it to be a valuable support for balance and rest when traveling. Rome and the Vatican are accessible to nearly everyone when you use this book to search for suitable bypasses, shortcuts and suggested accessible routes in this huge city.
Don’s arthritic legs and wheelchairs make him work out strategies for bypassing the situations that call for more strenuous walking. Lorinda’s care for her ninety-year-old mother provided her with the special skills for ambulation care of travelers. Tourists have sometimes been unkind to Rome by complaining that it is a little like Los Angeles, big and spread out for people who have trouble walking. Even Rome’s topography of seven hills can be conquered by maps and clever organization.
The book shows 14 clustered sights; Colosseum and Forum, Termini, Barbarini, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Quirinal Hill, San Giovanni Basilica, Piazza Spagno, Piazza Popolo, Trastevere, Villa Borghese Gardens, Near the Tiber, Galleries near Borghese, and the Vatican. It has separate maps of these sights-clustered neighborhoods, and how to locate them.