ZTL maps of Italy [Major cities] and how to get a ZTL pass
In this post, I store the ZTL maps of Italy that I either find or download during my trips to Italy.
Getting ready and familiar with the cities may help to avoid those hefty fines that come when entering the ZTL areas.
But let me start this article with a question I receive on a regular basis.
How to get a ZTL pass in Italy
Renting a car in Italy is very similar to hiring it in any other country in Europe or North America. There are however a few differences and one of them is the ZTL.
The ZTL is typically the area including the Historic Centre that can be accessed with a vehicle only by a few.
Getting a ZTL (Zona a Traffico Limitato) pass in Italy can be a complex process as the rules and procedures can vary from city to city. Here’s a general guide:
- Understand the ZTL rules: First, ZTLs are designated to decrease congestion, protect historical buildings from pollution, and make these areas more pedestrian-friendly.
- Check the ZTL times and days: Each city will have different ZTL times and days. Some are in effect 24 hours, while others are only during peak hours or nighttime. It’s essential to check these specifics for the city you’ll be visiting.
- Identify if you need a ZTL pass: Not all drivers will need a ZTL pass. Typically, you can enter a ZTL if you are a resident, have reduced mobility, are staying at a hotel within the ZTL, or need to load/unload goods.
- Contact the local authorities or your hotel: The procedure for getting a ZTL pass often involves contacting the local traffic authorities or city hall. In many cases, if you’re staying at a hotel within the ZTL, the hotel can arrange a pass for you. Make sure you provide them with your vehicle’s registration number.
- Fees: There may be a fee involved in obtaining a pass, which will also vary by city.
- Advance notice: Try to arrange your pass in advance. In some cities, you can arrange a pass up to a few days after you’ve entered the ZTL. Still, it’s best not to rely on this as practices can vary.
- Penalties: Be aware of the penalties for driving in a ZTL without a pass. Cameras monitor most ZTLs, and fines can be substantial and well over 100 Euros. You also have to add the processing fee, typically around 60 Euros, charged by the Rental Agency.
- ZTL maps and signs: Most cities provide ZTL maps online, and there are clear signs marking the entrance to a ZTL. A white sign with a red circle means you are entering a ZTL.
- Electric vehicles: Some cities allow electric vehicles to enter ZTLs without a pass.
REMEMBER: Each city has its own way of doing things, and what works in one may not work in another city
Always check with local authorities or your accommodation provider for the most accurate and current information.
If in doubt, it may be easier to park outside the ZTL and travel in by public transport or on foot.
I usually rent my cars on the DiscoverCars website, a rental aggregator that compares the prices of local and global operators providing the best deal around, with the possibility to add full insurance for just 7 Euros/day, such a great peace of mind.
ZTL Maps of the 20 Major cities in Italy
I have organised below a table with the 20 Major cities in Italy, the ZTL and a link to the map.
Unfortunately from time to time, the local councils change their own link structure, so please leave a comment if the link doesn’t work and I will update it accordingly.
If you do not find the city you are going to visit, please leave a comment and I will look it up for you and add it to this table, which keeps growing on a regular basis
|Historic city centre
|Rome ZTL Info
|Florence ZTL Info
|Central part of the city (Area C)
|Milan ZTL Info
|Historic city centre
|Naples ZTL Info
|Turin ZTL Info
|Bologna ZTL Info
|Palermo ZTL Info
|Verona ZTL Info
|Genoa ZTL Info
|Padova ZTL Info
|Perugia ZTL Info
|Trieste ZTL Info
|Modena ZTL Info
|Lucca ZTL Info
|Pisa ZTL Info
|Bergamo ZTL Info
|Trento ZTL Info
|Parma ZTL Info
|Ferrara ZTL Info
|Rimini ZTL Info
|Siena ZTL Info
My most honest suggestion when visiting a city by car is to park the vehicle well outside the centre and take public transportation in, or have a walk if not too far away.
This is another table I have organised with the best parking places where you can leave your car, with prices too.
|Distance to Centre
|Cost per Hour
|Cost per Day
|Lampugnano M1 Parking
|Parcheggio Saba Porta Principe
|Parcheggio Piazza Isolo
|Parcheggio Villa Costanza
|Parcheggio Della Stazion
|Walk – Part with escalators
|Parcheggio Pian di Massiano
|Parcheggio Villa Borghese
|Parcheggio Gregorio VII
|Parcheggio Giovanni XXIII
|Parcheggio Stazione FS