Services and Support for People with Disabilities in Liguria
Overview of where to go and what to do if you are mobility, sight or hearing impaired, a wheelchair or cane user and living in or visiting Liguria...
Below find information on the associations, sporting organisation and transport options for disabled persons in Liguria.
Note: most organisations are Italian-speaking, with no guarantee that there is an English-speaking contact available.
Travel and transport in Liguria
The following transport companies have a fleet of buses specifically designed to accommodate the disabled. Some have vehicles suitable for excursions with disabled travellers:
- AMT (numbers 17 and 19 are equipped with moving footboards)
At: Via Montaldo 2, 16137 Genoa (GE)
Tel: 0185 324 949
- Tigullio Marcone
At: Piazza Matteotti 21, 10043 Chiavari (GE)
Tel: 0185 303 750
- Nicos Group Red Line
At: Via Mamiani, 39r, 16151 Genoa (GE)
Tel: 010 645 9066
- Riviera Trasporti
At: Via Nazionale, 365, 18100 Imperia (IM)
Tel: 0184 500 857
The following car hire company has vehicles adapted for transporting electric wheelchair users:
Genova Airport (Aeroporto di Genova) has disabled toilets, indoor and outdoor lifts and ramps. A touch-sensitive route and map is located on the departure level of the terminal. 22 free disabled parking spaces are available 50m from the terminal.
- For information on Genoa airport's facilities: Click here
Tourism for People with Disabilities in Liguria
The Terre di Mare web portal for disabled tourists in Liguria gives information about barrier-free tourism accessible by wheel chair users. Information is provided on disabled people's access to transport, events and facilities.
- For up-to-date information (in English) see the Terre di Mare website: Click here
Sporting associations for the disabled in Liguria
The Franco-Italian sporting organisation Sport-No Limits supports sporting activity initiatives for the disabled across the length of the France-Italy border.
- Sport No Limits
At: Via Tremola 11, 18039 Ventimiglia (IM) and at: Via San Bartolomeo degli Armeni 1, 16122 Genoa
Tel: 0184 312 07
Associations for the Disabled in Liguria
Associations for the disabled and information centres can be found at the following Liguria addresses:
- Associazione Paratetraplegici Liguria - Onlus
At: Via Aurelia 56, 16167 Genoa (GE)
Tel: 010 329 1177
At: Via A Volta 19/4, 16128 Genoa (GE)
Tel: 010 592 883 / 010 584 529
- Associazione Persona Down
At: Via Cesare Battisti 16, 18100 Imperia (IM)
Tel: 0183 650 184
- ADSO Associazione Down Savona Onlus
At: C/o Agostino Tassara, Piazzale Moroni 1/8, 17100 Savona
Tel: 019 263 823
- Sportello Informa Disabili (Disabled persons information centre)
At: Via Dogali 2- 16038 S. Margherita Ligure (GE).
Tel: 0185 280 434
- CIPS Deaf persons association
At: Via Alghero 1/17, 16128 Genoa (GE)
Tel: 010 582 948
- FIADDA Association of Italian families for the defence of those with hearing difficulties
At: C.so Sardegna 36,1, 16142 Genoa (GE)
Tel: 0105 451 214
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