Sicily for all: accessible tourism

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We want to tell you something about a side of Sicily without barriers, a land able to welcome people and make them want to stay.

Sicily has been promoting inclusive and accessible tourism since 2011. Since the Cultural Association Sicily Tourism for All started working for the local development of the south-east of the island. The aim was to create accessible and eco-sustainable hospitality. Today, there are 130 post-Covid accessible bathing establishments throughout Sicily (61 public and 69 private), of which 34 in the province of Syracuse (20 public and 14 private) and 17 in the Aretuse area (12 public and 5 private).

In Modica, in the province of Ragusa, the Kikki Village Family-friendly Resort is Europe’s first 4-star resort designed with universal design criteria to guarantee holidays free from architectural and cultural barriers.

The Must project, an acronym for Mobility Unesco Sustainable Tourism, was developed to allow everyone a dream holiday. It creates projects about Accessible Hospitality, social inclusion and the right of everybody to enjoy a holiday.

The project aims to improve the accessibility of Sicily’s main cultural attractions, such as those included on the UNESCO Heritage List.

Etna, the late baroque towns of Val di Noto, the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina and theAeolian Islands. are destinations of such beauty that it would be a shame not  to share them with the whole world.

Sicily for All guides you in the discovery of places of outstanding beauty. It provides you with the essential information about the accessibility of tourist services and facilities to independently plan your holiday or help you choose one of the organised tours.

See also Sicilia Accessibile: the database on accessible tourism in Sicily. It has been active since 2010 and edited by the Fondazione Amato.

Sicily is also a partner of Bookingbility, the first website for real-time booking of accommodations suitable for people with special needs.

Finally, for a seaside holiday, look at the updated list of Accessible Beaches in Sicily.

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