Pompeii is now accessible to people with disabilities

by Annalisa Lista - 2016.12.06
Pompeii is now accessible to people with disabilities
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The famous archeological site of Pompeii (Italy) at the feet of Mount Vesuvius is now accessible to all visitors in wheelchair. Called Pompei per tutti (Pompeii for all), the new route was inaugurated on Friday 2 December and covers an area 3 km long, from the entrance of Piazza Anfiteatro to Porta Marina. The project, by the Special Superintendent for Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia, was planned and put in place by a team of experts (archeologists, architects, restorers and engineers) who has identified the perfect solution to adapt the path for people with disabilities without damaging the heritage. Also, the intelligent bracelet Con-me (With-me) is part of the initiative. It is now being tested and is equipped with sensors that geolocalize and monitor the visitor from the main operation center to provide immediately first aid in case of accidental falls of motor difficulties.

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