'We're being stripped of our basic rights': Years of neglect leave Rome a no-go for the disabled

In the Italian capital Rome, mobility can be a challenging experience for people with disabilities. 

Under the current legislation dating back to 1986, Italian municipalities are obliged to remove all architectural barriers – but less than 5 per cent of them have actually done so.

People with reduced mobility are often the first ones to pay the price; not lease because of obstacles but also for the city’s waste management problems with rubbish often getting in the way as they try to move around.

Rome’s new mayor Roberto Gualtieri has pledged to transform the capital and address some of its long-term issues using both funds for the Vatican’s Jubilee Year 2025 and

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