europe Many Italian cities have localised restrictions on times when cars are allowed into the centres and where parking is allowed only to residents with a parking permit. The restrictions may depend on the day of the week, time of day and whether the date has an odd or even number.

Parking regulations in Italy

europe On-street parking is permitted on the right side of the road.
Paid parking applies on Monday-Saturday or even Sunday, pending on the city even till midnight.
Parking along blue lines means either paid parking or free parking with your blue disc. On the p-sign you can read what applicable is.
- Pay and display parking: buy your parking ticket from the p-machine and display it clearly in the front windscreen.
- Blue disc parking : free parking with an international blue parking disc set to the time at parking (discs are available from banks, tourist offices, tobacconists and post offices).

Free and other parking zones in Italy

Parking along white lines is free of charge.
Yellow Areas indicates parking for disabled persons only (with a disabled permit/Blue Badge) or delivery zones.
Green zones : no parking on working days between 08.00-09.30 and 14.30-16.00 hours.

Zona Traffico Limitato (ZTL)

ïta Many cities and towns have introduced restricted areas (ZTL - ZONA TRAFFICO LIMITATO) in their centres where driving is authorized only to local inhabitants or to individuals destined for a hotel in the restricted zone. If you going to stay in a hotel located in the "ZTL", you can ask your hotel to arrange a permission to enter the zone.

Parking for disabled drivers in Italy The European Blue Card is valid in Italy. With this card you may park on parking spaces reserved for card holders only.
Parking is not allowed on roads where parking is prohibited or in a pedestrian or ZTL (limited traffic) zone, unless the traffic signs allow this.
In most areas you must pay to park where payment is required. You may park without time limit on roads where parking is free but restricted by time.