Accessibility - West of Sicily


Accessibility in Western Sicily is increasingly present in the organization of points of interest and accommodation facilities. Museums, archaeological sites, natural reserves, as well as beaches, restaurants, and lodging establishments have facilitated access that allows people with disabilities to enjoy these spaces.

But the organization of accessible vacations starts with the chosen means of transportation for the trip.


By plane

It is possible to avail the service for passengers with disabilities starting from flight booking by contacting the airline. The airlines that operate flights to Sicily (Trapani, Palermo, and Pantelleria) allow passengers to request assistance for visually impaired individuals, passengers with hearing disabilities, or passengers with specific dietary needs such as gluten-free meals for celiac passengers on board, depending on the booked flight.

By train

Major Sicilian railway stations provide services for passengers with reduced mobility, including blue rooms for reception. Assistance for boarding and alighting the train with a wheelchair can be requested in advance by contacting the accessibility offices at the station or through the railway website.

By ferry

It is possible to request the necessary services for people with disabilities from ferry companies that connect to Sicily, such as assistance for wheelchair boarding and dedicated cabins for a comfortable ferry trip. When booking a ferry to the Egadi Islands, services for boarding/alighting passengers with disabilities and reduced mobility can be requested. However, it is recommended to directly contact the facilities (public or private) before visiting the place.



Accessible archaeological sites and natural reserves

Archaeological Area of Segesta

Accessibility for visitors with reduced mobility is allowed by car up to the Temple and the Theater, with the presence of a walkway. Presentation of a disability card/permit is required for access

Info: +39 0924 952356

Island of Mozia, Stagnone di Marsala

Partial accessibility with wheelchair-accessible pathways.

Boats to reach the island are equipped for wheelchair access.

Selinunte Archaeological Park

The park can be visited using electric trains. Furthermore, some areas are reachable by car, and the eastern hill area is accessible to people with disabilities, including wheelchair users.

Info: +39 0924 46277

Trapani and Paceco Salt Flats Nature Reserve

Some pathways in the reserve are partially accessible even with a wheelchair, and the museum is also accessible to people with disabilities.


Accessible accommodation facilities

There are an increasing number of barrier-free accommodation facilities, primarily hotels, but also bed and breakfasts, and some vacation homes, that offer accessibility services. In addition to checking the availability of these services at the time of booking, you can consult the search engine, which is designed to find accessible hotels and tourist facilities for travelers with disabilities.