Subject: NW Italy
Cinque terre is a wonderful place and in June you'll find only som foreign tourists as it's just the beginning of high season. Unfortunately, Cinque Terre also means narrow strets up and down steep hills, a lot of flights of steps, little sized buildings and doorways. The better way to go around, other than on foot, is by train or boat: both of them are often inaccessible to wheelchairs. Sadly, here in Italy we're far from European standards of easy access for impaired people, something's changing now and then, but you better prepare to fold and unfold the wheelchair a lot. In any case, the most accessible and flat towns there are Monterosso and Levanto. Plenty of accomodations too, from private rooms to good hotels. Hope you'll enjoy your vacation.

Paolo Trieste, Italy