This is the very best way
to tour for a disabled visiting Rome, a lot better than touring
Rome by car or walking it!
I've been driving tourists around Rome by car
for many years, and countless times I had clients who had to
use a wheel chair to get around or simply they couldn't walk too far.
Though some of these people wouldn't have chosen to take
a private car tour normally, they ended up deciding to tour Rome
by car because of
their mobility problems. As we toured Rome by car though, after the first two or
three stops because of the trouble they had getting in and out of the
car, they decided to just sit in the car and wait while their
companions visited the sites. Two or three stops later they got bored
of sitting in the car waiting and just call themselves out. They ask to be
driven back to their hotel. This doesn't
happen when we tour Rome in the golf carts!
In fact, that the very first person I toured
by golf cart was a lady who had serious trouble
walking! We stopped at Villa Borghese, where someone was renting
out golf carts and I had the idea, I thought the golf cart would
have been the ideal means for her to tour in, since I could
drive it up very close to the sites and she could see them
without having to walk to them. I proposed it to the her
and she said she would try for a couple of hours.
She ended up enjoying it so much that the "couple of
hours" turned into three consecutive days !!!
What makes the tour of Rome by
golf cart so special and easy
for people with walking problems is that these little electric
cars are allowed to drive practically anywhere, especially if
they have disabled persons aboard. This means that we can drive
our clients right to the door of the places they want to visit.
Of course there might be some steps to climb and it'll depend on the
specific case how we'll be able to do to solve this problem, but
anyway it'll always be easier and more satisfactory than having
to see thing from sitting in a car!
I can take
two people and a wheel chair in the golf cart so, if this is
your case, you have nothing to worry about: we'll help you get
in and out of your wheel chair and push you around the inside of
the places we visit.
I also have a special golf cart, which i call the "deluxe" with
all the seats facing forward and a cargo box where i can store a
wheel chair. See pic on the right.
The golf carts are
very easy to get in and out of even for people with limited
mobility, they have no doors!!!
You sit down in them
like you would sit in a chair and get to know the city of Rome
better than most tourists!