Il Cassero per la scultura is in a 14th century building which, in the Middle Ages, was once the main tower of the ancient city walls surrounding Montevarchi.
Nearby there are parking spaces reserved for the disabled, and the route to the museum is obstacle-free.
The entrance is at Via Trieste 1, and there is an external buzzer and a ramp.
All the rooms can be accessed using stairs with a handrail or by lift. The lift has a push- button panel and colour-coded signs.
The statuary can be reached by descending two steps: those who are not able to negotiate the steps can enter through the large glass doors which open up onto Piazza Vittorio Veneto.
There are numerous seats throughout the museum where visitors can sit and rest if they need to.
The bathrooms are on the first floor opposite the lift. They can be accessed by people with disabilities and also have a changing table.
The ticket office and museum shop have information material in foreign languages.
Free audio guides are available in Italian, English, German, Russian and Chinese.
The blind, the visually impaired – and those without sight impediments – can enjoy the tactile path divided into about 50 works of art, all with a special tag.
There are audio descriptions of several sculptures tagged with an icon which can be accessed during a visit to the museum and also online. This makes it possible to integrate tactile exploration for those with visual impairments.
LIS Videos are accessible on Museum tablets and online. This makes it possible for those with hearing impairments to have information regarding the collections.
Staff at the ticket office will give you all the information necessary for your visit.
Each room has been set up using bold contrasting colours between the shelves and the walls in order to aid the visually impaired and enhance their experience.
Since 2020 the Museum has been a part of the system of Musei Toscani per l’Alzheimer (MTA), and since 2014 it has hosted a programme of meetings dedicated to people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. (https://en.ilcasseroperlascultura.it/progetti-speciali-en/)
Il Cassero welcomes people with autism, and has activated programmes to help improve the museum experience for families with children, as well as young adults. (https://en.ilcasseroperlascultura.it/progetti-speciali-en/).
The social history of the museum (link download) is available to help prepare visitors with autism or cognitive dysfunctions.
For school children, you can organise educational activities for entire classes – the activities are also accessible and suitable for children with cognitive disabilities. (https://en.ilcasseroperlascultura.it/attivita-per-la-scuola-en/).
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