Giulio Mario Cappelletti – University of Foggia, Department of Economics, CESETEA, via Caggese, 1 – 71121 Foggia (Italy)
Alfredo Ernesto Di Noia – University of Foggia, Department of Economics, CESETEA, via Caggese, 1 – 71121 Foggia (Italy)
Giuseppe Martino Nicoletti – University of Foggia, Department of Economics, CESETEA, via Caggese, 1 – 71121 Foggia (Italy)




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The accessibility of a natural protected area should be seen as a possibility for people with
special needs to access to a structure or open space in order to fully enjoy their services and activities.
The European Union has issued numerous documents on the accessibility and a resolution on equal
opportunities for disabled people in all fields, including leisure time. Also, in Italy there are very detailed
regulations on accessibility and social inclusion, both at the state level and at the region level of
the individual. Following these rules, several Italian national parks have adopted guidelines to make
their areas accessible and provide physically challenged people with all the services. The aim of this
paper is to examine legislation and best practices adopted to make accessible the Italian national parks
to people with disabilities.



Disabilities, Natural Parks, Protected Natural area, Accessibility.


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Contribution of Authors
Introduction, Conclusion and References (Cappelletti G.M., Di Noia A.E.); Regulations Requirements
for Structures for the Reception on the Disabled (Cappelletti G.M.); Best Practices
Adopted in Italian National Parks (Di Noia A.E.); Supervision (Nicoletti G.M.).


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