The New Roman Times is a year old! My, how it’s grown.
Hi Laura, thank you for publishing your beautiful newsletters. I have recently moved to Rome and even though I have visited many times I consider myself a tourist as there is so much to discover in this amazing city. I do have a suggestion for a topic for one of your future posts. I am sure it will be interesting for a large number of people as there is hardly any solid information available. My husband has become disabled because of an illness but I still want him to enjoy the city. He can walk, but not far and not on many steps or very uneven surface. It is very hard however to find out which monuments, parks, events have true accessibility. We love to go to a garden or park and just sit around, enjoying the breeze, watching people. Being able to get to a panoramic point is a huge bonus. It's however so difficult to figure out if and where to find a bench for him to sit, if there is parking near the entrance. For museums, it's hard to figure out if there is a wheel chair available and an elevator. So often a site webpage will have just a sentence stating "accessible to disabled persons" with no other details, making visits hard to plan. I'm Italian and I can call obviously, but people who have mobility limitations might have difficulties doing that. I have been an innkeeper in Umbria for 20 years and I can assure you that there are many visitors who cannot walk far, or uphill, or deal with super crowded places and still want to enjoy the beauty of Italy just like all of us. All the best and thank you for reading my message, Letizia