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Universal accessibility at the Terramara park of Montale
Since its opening in 2004 the Archaeological Terramara Park of Montale developed universal accessibility as one of the fundamental requirement for a
The Park of Montale is realized on the archaeological site where a of the has been discovered. The visitors have access to the area and to the open-air sector with the true scale reconstructions of two houses and their .
The entire path of the visit is universally accessible:
• The excavation area is directly on the ground, protected and preserved by a wooden roof recovered by earth and green. Inside, the visitors have both the possibility to rise by some steps, both to see everything from the ground floor (pictures 1, 2, 3)
• The visit outside the excavation area to the open air reconstructions follows a path designed in the public park of the town of Montale, without special obstructions (picture 4, 5).
• The entrance to the open air sector, through the of the bronze age fortified gate, is free from barrier both if the visitors decide for the earth path or the bridge on the reconstructed ditch (pictures 6, 7)
• The access for the reconstructed houses can be done by the steps or by a lateral ramp (picture 8, 9, 10) designed for wheel chairs and the two houses are connected by a flat platform (pictures 11, 11bis, 12). Inside the houses, the floor does not represent a problem, as the experience proved.
• The area out of the houses, dedicated to the demonstrations and workshop’s activities, is always accessible (pictures 13, 14, 15, 16)
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