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Driving in Italy - ZTL #613290
20/01/20 05:26 PM
20/01/20 05:26 PM
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Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
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Recently both my brother in Australia and another person I have heard of in the UK have received fines for driving into a ZTL. This is something to be really careful about as most visitors from other countries would not know what a ZTL is.

A ZTL is a Zona a Traffico Limitato. Many cities and towns in Italy have such areas. The may be camera controlled and they may be active at all times or only at specific times. Only authorised vehicles may enter a ZTL and if you get your photo taken, even with a hire car, the fine will follow you home. What is worse is if your road takes you in and out then back in to a ZTL you might finish up with two fines within minutes of each other.

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This sign indicates that the ZTL is active on work days (crossed hammers) from 7:30 to 17:30. If you have booked a hotel and/or parking within the ZTL you must make sure that the hotel or parking station notifies the local police the numberplate of the car.

This is another one in Firenze, but at least it is in two languages and also has a traffic light.

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The crossed hammers symbol is also often used on parking signs as well. Regarding parking: if it is not a paid parking zone (blue lines on the road) or a residents only parking (yellow lines) you will probly have to display the time you arrived using the hour disk. Free parking, whether for a limited time or not, is normally indicated with white road markings.

Last edited by Gambalunga; 20/01/20 05:30 PM.

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Re: Driving in Italy - ZTL [Re: Gambalunga] #613367
21/01/20 12:40 PM
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Peter I picked up three of those fines in Ortigia the other year by the time I worked out what they were for (because the summons came from Firenza)? the sum was about £300.

It will not put me off going back though, fabulous place.

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Re: Driving in Italy - ZTL [Re: Gambalunga] #613380
21/01/20 01:28 PM
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Last autumn I received 2 tickets from a trip I did in May 2018.
One was from Livorno and another one from Sardinia. Livorno charges less than the Sardes.

I hope I do not get fined for entering the historic center of Alba during a classic car corso last year.

When you get a ticket sent:
They give you discount for rapid payment­čĄ¬


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Re: Driving in Italy - ZTL [Re: Gambalunga] #613446
21/01/20 07:00 PM
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In 2018 we got lost in Sienna and came out in the pedestrian zone behind the campo. Aside from tourist taking photos blocking the way we then tried to exit..
It was a Sunday and god must have smiled on us as no fines arrived.


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Re: Driving in Italy - ZTL [Re: Gambalunga] #613463
21/01/20 08:37 PM
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We received similar fines in the mail after a holiday in Portugal. Even though we had paid for motorway tolls in the hiring of the car we ended up being fined for one road toll and one parking fine. You can leave the country but you can't hide!


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