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Accessible bathrooms

As I use a waterproof shower wheelchair, I don’t consider a bathroom accessible unless it has a roll-in shower, known as a wet-room in England. The French often call these a “douche Italiene” and the Italians call something like a”doccia filo al pavimento” (shower with a flat floor). A roll-in shower must […]

Accessible accommodation

I have traveled to many countries and stayed in hundreds of places. Since I use an electric wheelchair and a waterproof shower chair I am always on the lookout for good accessible accommodation, especially apartments. I am also very fussy about accessible bathrooms. When I speak of accessible, I generally […]

The Agriturismo movement

The Agrituridsmo “movement” is a concept wildly popular in Italy. Loosely related to the Slow Food phenomena, it comprises a vast number of accommodation establishments from Sicily to Trieste, Lecce to Turin. A typical agriturismo is a restored farmhouse or country-based palazzo offering apartments and usually an enhanced experience such […]