A cultural tour in Tuscany adapted for people with visual impairments
Did you know that in Florence exist some very nice accessible museums with tactile paths and audio guides?
Some years ago, when I've started to focus my professional activities on accessible tourism, I discovered that the Italian Blind Association of Florence ( Unione Italiana Ciechi ed Ipovedenti Onlus Firenze) has worked over the last 10 years with some local museums like the Uffizi Gallery to improve the accessibility and the access to the art for people with visual impairments.
Unfortunately this project is not very well known and only few visitors have experienced it.
For this reason I decided to create a special tour for the Blind or Visually Impaired who wish to discover the region of Tuscany, its heritage, art, history and local food and I wanted to promote it in Italy and abroad.
The tour includes also a guided tour of Florence and Siena, tasting of local food and wine and other amazing and unforgettable experiences that you will enjoy during a 7 days trip.
The first time that I've carried out this tour as tour leader was two years ago with a German group of Blind and Visually Impaired in co operation with the German tour operator Tour de sens and it was a great experience.
Last February I did repeat the experience with a small Italian group together with the Italian agency Flumen Viaggi and the participants were so satisfied that I will never forget this experience and the people I've met.
After this last tour I've received a letter written by one blind participant, Mirella, who was grateful and so excited and wanted to share with everybody her positive experience.
You can be find it on the Italian Blog.
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