Where to Rent a Wheelchair in Italy

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Context Travel is sensitive to the obstacles facing travelers with mobility limitations. Most of the cities we visit are very old, harking back centuries or even millennia, meaning one must grapple with layouts that can date back to Roman or Medieval times and are often dotted with potholes, cobblestones and various other pitfalls. Museums, churches, monuments and archaeological sites vary greatly in their degree of access, ranging from fully accessible to completely inaccessible. People who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes and crutches are likely to face a myriad of difficulties – ranging from uneven sidewalk surfaces, steep terrain and lack of curb ramps, to parked cars and motorcycles blocking the way, to tiny or malfunctioning museum elevators and inaccessible restrooms. Thus, we’ve put together this helpful guide on where to rent a wheelchair in Italy.

Despite these obstacles, Context has been able to accommodate travelers with a variety of mobility disabilities, including electric wheelchair users, through a range of services via our mobility program. Our staff is equipped to provide pre-booking assistance and guidance to visitors with mobility concerns, in order to plan personalized walks that fit their individual mobility limitations.

The Italian cities in which we operate face their own unique challenges, from the bridges in Venice to the cobbled streets to Rome. While some museums do provide foldable wheelchairs, their quality and availability can be variable and limited to that particular site. The following is a list of pharmacies, medical supply stores, and rental companies that provide wheel chair rentals. Please note that most rentals have a minimum of at least 15 days and include a returnable deposit. While we have put together this curated list of where to rent a wheelchair in Italy, we cannot provide detailed pricing information, as that is subject to change, as is availability. We strongly encourage you to reach out to these vendors directly for any questions of concerns in regards to wheelchair rental.

Major cities across Italy:


Website: https://www.romeanditaly.com/accessible/rental-equipment-for-disabled/ 

Delivers across Italy


Website: https://www.nolortopedia.com/

Delivers across Italy



Via Lampedusa, 6 – (+39) 06.8181838

Minimum 15 days : foldable wheelchair

Can be returned earlier

M.A.S. SpA

Viale Regina Margherita, 158 – (+39) 06.8552834

Deposit needed

Foldable wheelchair


Viale Regina Margherita, 158 – (+39) 06.8552834

Free delivery and pickup at hotel

Website: https://www.vemrent.com/en/noleggio-carrozzine-roma/ 



Via Alderotti , 67 – (+39) 055.4360386

Website: https://www.gualtiericenter.it/category/noleggi/ 


Via Scipione Ammirato, 29R – (+39) 055.677007


List provided by City of Venice 

Website: https://www.comune.venezia.it/it/content/noleggio-carrozzine-0 

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