The venues that host the events and activities of the Il Festival dello Sport are open and accessible to the disabled and those with reduced mobility. All the facilities have an accessible entrance, equipped toilets and reserved spaces.
The venues of the Festival
By car and on public transport
People with disabilities, equipped with their invalidity badge, have free access by car to the limited traffic areas of the historical centre of Trento; after having filled in the appropriate forms both in the case of permanent and temporary entry. By displaying the permission slip, they can park for free in the blue parking spaces, and without any time limits in the white parking spaces.
All of the urban transport services, with the exception of C line, CM line and G line, are accessible to the disabled. The buses used are equipped with a low-floor platform, an extractable ramp for getting on and off with wheelchairs and have reserved seats with a safety belts.
Download the full list of the disabled-friendly lines.
Even the local trains, Trento-Malè-Mezzana and Trento-Borgo Valsugana-Bassano del Grappa, are fully equipped for the disabled and wheelchair transport. However, the service must be booked as described on the following link.
A barrier-free City
The HandiCREA cooperative together with the Cultural Activities Service of the Autonomous Province of Trento have created a mapping project that provides all the useful information on the accessibility of all the cultural sites of Trentino. The relevant data is freely available on the "Cultural Venues" tab of the Trentino Cultura webpage, by simply opening the detailed descriptions of the various cultural sites of the area.
The Trentino Accessible Application is another useful tool for finding more filtered information based on one’s position, disability, preferences and the degree of accessibility of all places of interest in Trentino.
Sports for all
Trento city, and Trentino in general, has always paid particular attention to the motto "sports for all" and also to supporting and including the disabled in all of its proposals.
The S.A.T. (Società Alpinisti Tridentini) has supported various projects linked to making the "mountains accessible" to all; thanks to the purchasing of several Joëlettes, a special kind of mountain wheelchair, that helps taking disabled people along rough mountain paths.
While the IRIFOR cooperative is also very active in supporting the blind and partially sighted by promoting recreational and activities. The sports club Giochiamo Davvero and the non-profit organization Estuario have, for years now, been involving young people and adults with mental health issues in sporting activities, such as the football tournament Fuorigioco set up in collaboration with the UISP of Trento.
The Trentino section of the AIPD works to offer girls and boys the right to practice sports, for example with the project "Let’s give them a kick ...".
In the world of swimming, the Arca di Noè non-profit organization gives swimming courses for the disabled, along with the ASD Buonconsiglio Nuoto, which is affiliated to FISDIR (Italian Federation of Paralympic Sports of Relational Intellectuals).