During special events, linked to Venetian traditions, culture and sport, the Municipality of Venice, in collaboration with the organising bodies, tries to guarantee the maximum access to the event even for disabled persons.
Open for work
Guaranteeing the access to certain places in Venice's historic city centre taking advantage of bridge maintenance work: this is, in a few words, what the new “Open for work” project proposes to do, resulting from the collaboration of the Municipality of Venice and Insula SpA. A pun that describes an idea which is at the same time simple and innovative.
When a bridge is being renovated, a gangway is placed alongside, which, even if only temporarily, makes certain areas of the city accessible to citizens and tourists with motor disabilities, allowing them to visit new places, buildings, churches or museums. In March 2006, for instance, disabled persons were able to visit the Clock Tower in Saint Mark’s Square, thanks to a hoist that had been installed for carrying out renovation work on the monument. See the initiative in detail
To spread the news about the Città per tutti – Accessible Venice project, the Municipality of Venice will launch an information campaign directly involving the category associations. As well as providing all the information online on the City of Venice Internet site, special itineraries will be organised to show to advantage the area of the city where requalification work is being carried out. The new routes, available both in paper and electronic format, will contribute to enriching the offer of itineraries without barriers already available on the City of Venice official website.