All you need to know about ZTL in Rome

Rome: eternal city where traffic reigns. What makes it even more complicated are the different Limited Traffic Zones.
4 March 2020
Rome's Limited Traffic Zone
Rome's Limited Traffic Zone

Known for its antique monuments and for the beauty of its streets rich in history, the capital of Italy is unfortunately too the capital of traffic! Parking in Rome is a real nightmare and moving from one part of the city to another can become an odyssey. What makes it even more complicated are the different Limited Traffic Zones which, with the aim of reducing the city's pollution levels and increasing the awareness of residents and tourists of the use of public transport, extend over 4.2 km2 from the city centre to the outskirts.

The ZTL of the City of Rome is composed of 3 main areas: Fascia Verde, Anello Ferroviario e Centro Storico. The Historic Centre includes 5 other zones: Centro, Trastevere, Tridente, San Lorenzo and Testaccio.

Map Ztl of Roma
Map Ztl of Roma

Below are the limits, times and all the information related to each area described above.

The Limited Traffic Zone Fascia Verde

The ZTL Fascia Verde is the largest area. It includes a large part of the Roman suburbs. Here fuel vehicles (Euro 0 and Euro 1) and diesel vehicles (Euro 0, Euro 1 and Euro 2) are not allowed to circulate from Monday to Friday, with the exception of midweek holidays and weekends. If the pollution limits are exceeded, these restrictions will be also apply to vehicles of other environmental categories.
In addition, the Municipality of Rome has announced Ecological Sundays on the following dates:

  • 19th January 2020
  • 9th February 2020
  • 23rd February 2020
  • 1st March 2020

These days dedicated to environmental awareness include a total block of all vehicles (except hybrid/electric vehicles) from 7:30 to 12:30 and from 16:30 to 20:30.

The Limited Traffic Zone Anello Ferroviario

In the Limited Traffic Zone Anello Ferroviario, from monday to friday, the access and circulation is forbidden to all those vehicles already excluded in the Fascia Verde ZTL. In addition, from 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2020, even for residents, the restriction extends to Euro 2 fuel and Euro 3 diesel vehicles. From Monday to Friday, access and circulation is also forbidden to Euro 0, Euro 1 motorcycles equipped with 2 and 4-stroke engines.

The Limited Traffic Zone Centro Storico

Map of  Ztl Centro
Map of Ztl Centro

The Limited Traffic Zone Centro Storico is located inside the Anello Ferroviario and therefore the same restrictions apply. In addition, circulation is prohibited to all vehicles except mopeds, motorcycles, electric and hybrid vehicles. The ZTL diurnal is active:

  • from 6:30 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, except public holidays.
  • from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, excluding public holidays.

The ZTL night is active:

  • from 11:00 p.m. to 03:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, excluding public holidays.
  • It is suspended during the month of August.

The Limited Traffic Zone Tridente

Map of Ztl Tridente
Map of Ztl Tridente

The Trident Limited Traffic Zone is located inside the Centro Storico ZTL . In addition to the limitations of the Centro Storico ZTL, access to this area is forbidden for cars, mopeds and motorcycles during the following hours:

  • from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
  • Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., excluding public holidays.

The Limited Traffic Zone Trastevere

Map of  Ztl Trastevere
Map of Ztl Trastevere

The Trident Limited Traffic Zone is located inside the Centro Storico ZTL. In addition to the limitations of the Centro Storico ZTL, access to this area is forbidden for cars, mopeds and motorcycles during the following hours:

  • from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
  • Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., excluding public holidays.

From May to October the night-time ZTL is active from Wednesday to Saturday (even on holidays) from 9:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. From August 1 to August 31 the night ZTL is suspended. In addition, the speed limit in this area is 30 km/h. The Trastevere Restricted Traffic Zone is located inside the ZTL Anello Ferroviario and therefore from Monday to Friday all the restrictions of the ZTL Anello Ferroviario are also in force.

The Limited Traffic Zone San Lorenzo

Map of Ztl San Lorenzo
Map of Ztl San Lorenzo

The Restricted Traffic Zone San Lorenzo is active during the night:

  • From 09:30 p.m. to 03:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, including holidays. From May to October, the Night ZTL is active from Wednesday to Saturday (even on holidays) from 09:30 p.m. to 03:00 a.m. From August 1 to August 31 the night ZTL only is suspended.

Also the Night ZTL San Lorenzo is located inside the ZTL Anello Ferroviario.

The Limited Traffic Zone Testaccio

Map of Ztl Testaccio
Map of Ztl Testaccio

The night-time Limited Traffic Zone Testaccio is active:

  • from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday, excluding public holidays.
  • It is not active in August.

The ZTL Testaccio is also located inside the ZTL Anello Ferroviario.

Attention!

It is therefore not possible to enter or circulate in the areas during the times described above. Moreover, in Rome the parking lots do not give the right of access to the ZTL. Therefore, please always check the timetables of ZTL if you wish to leave your car in one of the following parking lots:

For more information visit the official website https://romamobilita.it/it/servizi/ztl.

If you want to visit Rome by car it will be enough to plan your itinerary in advance. Evaluating the most convenient routes, staying in a hotel or in houses that allow you to quickly reach the majestic monuments and looking for the best parking lot around : these are the secrets to enjoy the "Roman Holiday" in the best way.