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All the buses of the ATAF Transport Company serving the urban area of Florence, including the small buses of the historic centre, can be accessed by the disabled: they have a low-floor platform (operated electronically and manually) and at least a special area for disabled people.


 There are no reductions for disabled tourists; however, there are travel documents at a concessionary fare for the disabled who reside in Tuscany and belong to certain categories (see the link).
For any kind of information (timetables, routes, tickets), kindly refer to the website


Disabled people can easily have access to the tramway: no gap between the platform and entrance to the wagon allows wheelchair users to comfortably have access to the tramway and enjoy the four areas at their disposal on each tramway. Moreover, “loges paths” (loges stands for orientation, guide and safety lines) have been created along the platform for blind or partially sighted users.  For information on timetables, routes, tickets, kindly see the website of GEST SPA.


The two taxi companies of Florence have equipped cars, for which the current standard fares are applied, without any extra charge:

The So.Co.Ta.Company has a minibus with six seats specially designed to transport disabled people, equipped with an electromechanical platform to take any kind of wheelchair on board. It is necessary to make a reservation by telephone (+39 055 410133) at least 48 hours before departure.

The Co.Ta.Fi Company has a means of transport equipped for wheelchairs (not for electric ones) and also available for tourist trips. It is necessary to make a reservation by telephone (+39 055 4390) at least 24 hours before departure.

Here is another means of transport that is alternative to the traditional ones: the rickshaw with pedals and driver. Generally, you can find it at Piazza della Repubblica or Piazza San Giovanni (on the corner with Via Martelli) and can be booked by phoning + 39 340 3292018.
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In Florence, there are two car rental companies, which also have means of transport equipped for disabled people, with different offices in the city. In some cases, it is also possible to book the NCC service (rental with the driver):

Autofficine Poggesi (car repair workshops):tel.+39 055 4564826 – Car rental for disabled people, aids for disabled people
FIBORENT CapCosepuri Tel. + 39 055 4361900 – Rental only with the driver.


Published: 12/2/2014

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