Posted November 11th, 2017, 02:43 PM
PS: In Florence and Naples were you on private tours? I'd be interested in hearing what you did there.
Being a "walking wounded" so to speak, my greatest concern is holding up a group, say in a bus or the like. It is more expensive to get a private car - a taxi or a van - but there is also peace of mind as for example, in Civitiavecchia, the taxi (a Mercedes sedan) picked us up right at the dock.
These taxis are not guides per se - they just take you to spots within the city as to get into a city proper, you have to be a licensed guide. (This is only in Italy). In Florence, the taxi took us to the city square. We wantted to see specifically the Accademiia and Ufritiz (sp?) museums and spent a couple hours there. In both museums, they would let you in a separate door, even put a ramp down for you. In the Ufitzi, they even had a small lift to help wheelchairs or scooters to get from one level to another. The taxi would meet us and take up to other places in Florence to see the various Cathdrals such as San Lorenzo. (we by-passed Pisa as Florence was our main goal).
We went to Olivenieto (sp?) also by taxi and were dropped off by the main square. The Taxi people recommended that Sienna was not a great place for a scooter The Cathedral there is a must.
We did several ports in Spain including a trip to Granada where again a scooter was a definite must!
This trip on the NA was not our first trip to Europe and we had an idea what we wanted to see in the various ports. I used a rollator in tendered ports.