Finding a good accessible for people with limited mobility or visual impairment holiday is not impossible but can be time consuming and worrying, especially outside of the UK. We previously profiled the excellent converted accessible accommodation in France, but if you are thinking of Italy, have you heard of new company Seable?
We were recently contacted by the company’s director, Damiano La Rocca. Damiano is launching a new social enterprise in the UK that has already been running successfully in Sicily for eight years. Their slogan is clear ‘Accessible Active Holidays’ in Sicily and their services are second to none to ensure you can experience the benefits of a fab holiday, with people who have an in depth knowledge of accessibility and visual impairment.
Experience Sicily as a Wheelchair User
Seable work in association with the Sicilian charity LIFE (Life Improvement for Everyone) and with this in mind provide a whole host of accessible activities in Sicily with the customer firmly at the forefront of all their decisions. Every package is personally designed to ensure the individual in question is getting everything they want from their holiday and all the activities they want to experience can be achieved. Split into two clear sections, the Seable team cater for those with visual and physical impairments offering a range of exciting activities which you may not have been offered before including:
- Scuba Diving Course – which has intensively designed with accessibility and inclusiveness in mind
- Volcano Exploration – visit the world’s largest active volcano and dine in its volcanic area
- Olive Oil Experience – make your own olive oil and learn more about the olive harvesting process
- 4×4 Driving Experience – tailor made with those living with visual impairments in mind.
All these activities have a distinctly Italian feel so you can truly immerse yourself in the Sicilian culture and enjoy everything Seable have to offer. All packages include suitable accommodation, transport, trips and meals so you don’t need to worry about any additional costs. In addition to these key events there are also a range of accessible tours in the area if you wish to soak up the culture. This video from Seable shows their full package in greater deal and we think it’s seriously worth a go if you’re planning your summer break: