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Sep 20th, 2012, 07:40 PM
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Looking for guidance Ports in Spain and Italy November 2012

Hello everyone!
My name is Amy and I am researching ports in Las Palmas, Almeria, Mallorca and Seville/Cadiz in Spain and Cagliari and Civitavecchia in Italy. We will be there in November for approximately 8 hours each port. People have kindly offered suggestions here, on Cruise Critic and Virtual Tourist for Barcelona, Sorrento, Funchal and Lisbon. We will be overnight in each of those ports.
My co cruiser and I spent the majority of our first cruiseport experiences looking out the windows of busses or steered toward pre determined vendors. This time we would like to strike out on our own more. Mobility is an issue. My friend is in a wheelchair.
What have been your experiences? Was something especially memorable for you in any of these ports? Do you have any "can't miss" suggestions?
Thank you for sharing your experiences. We appreciate any input.
Gratefully,
Amy and Juli
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Sep 21st, 2012, 08:49 AM
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I can comment only on Civitavecchia. There is nothing there.
I went to Rome on a HAL excursion. It was only OK. It was very physically active, but not rushed. It involved a long bus ride. I hyave noted the availability of services that will pick you up at the port and nget ou back in time. That will involve some research. Look for Rome guides on the net.
My daughter went to the Tuscan tombs and enjoyed the trip, but that would be a challenge for a wheelchair. My wife stayed on board at bthat port.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 09:45 PM
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Thank you Reme
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Sep 24th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Europe (especially old Europe) is not too wheelchair friendly, sidewalks mostly narrow, and cobble stones.
With that said, most tourist areas are wheel chair "accessible", although their definition is not quite the same as North America.

Here are some suggetsions for your ports. You may have to do some research and see how accessible are they for wheelchair. They are popular attractions and the info should be on the web somewhere.

Las Palmas, Almeria: Alcazaba Castle, Cathedral, Snnto Domingo Monastery

Seville/Cadiz: Granada, Alhambra Palace, Mezquita (Cordoba)

Cagliari: Island of San Pietro, Poetto beach, the Palace

Civitavecchia: nothing there, go to Rome as a day trip

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia, Aquarium, Spanish Vilage

Sorrento: Pompeii, Carpri, Amalfi coast

Funchal: Botanical Garden, the Market

Lisbon: fatima if you are religious, Sintra and Cascais Bay

Good luck!
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Sep 26th, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Thank you, Eschew.
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