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Rent a Car in Florence in Italy, Traffic and Parking

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Regulated Traffic in Florence - ZTL

From Monday to Friday, from 7:30a.m. to 8:00p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. most of Florence is a ZTL, a restricted traffic area, prohibited to non-residents.

From April to October and from Thursday to Saturday, a night ZTL is also active from 23:00 to 3:00 in the morning.

During these periods, access is controlled electronically and to enter, you will need to notify well in advance the car park company you have chosen or your hotel or accommodation.

Red lights on the main avenues signal this ban.

Your hotel reservation will not be sufficient, you will need to inform your hotel or the car park company in advance by indicating your registration. Guests can park outside the hotel for up to one hour. This requires parking in the parking lots provided for this purpose.

Motorcycles are not affected by the ZTL!

Parking in Florence

You should know that parking in Florence is difficult and rather expensive, you need to count on average between 28 and 35€ per 24 hours or agree to park outside Florence and take the tram to then access the city centre.

The car park of Villa Costanza, which can be reached by tram from Florence train station, represents the cheapest solution with a price of €7 per day, €20 per week and €40 per month. It takes just under half an hour of tram with frequencies of three minutes.

Parking Website Villa Costanza

Many public underground car parks are available in Florence including
- Parking at Santa Maria Novella Train Station.
- Parterre de al Piazza della Liberta car park.
- San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale car park.
- Car park Largo Pietro Annigoni Sant'Abmrogio.
- Parking Piazza Beccaria.

They are managed by Firenze Parcheggi and open 24 hours a day.
Firenze Parcheggi Phone: +39 05550302209
Underground car parks in Florence (in Italian)

Other car parks are available at garages and also for some hotels.

If you are in violation, your car may be impounded, usually Via Allende (Phone: +39 0554224142)

In case of accident, the phone number of the police in Florence is: +39 0553283333

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