The Luigi Ridolfi Stadium in Florence, Italy, is a modern sports facility inaugurated in 2001, dedicated to athletics and American football, with a capacity for 12,000 spectators. It also serves as a training center for football referees in Florence.
Stadio Luigi Ridolfi is a sports facility that was inaugurated in 2001 and is located in Florence (its name honors the Florentine sports manager Luigi Ridolfi Vay da Verrazzano). Its main activity is dedicated to athletics, but it has also been used by the city's American football team for their home games. The facility has seating for 12,000 spectators.
Several Silver Bowls have been played at this stadium, including the 12th Silver Bowl, which the Panthers from Parma won against the Elephants from Catania with a score of 44-14 in 2004, the 13th Silver Bowl, which Guelfi Firenze won against Briganti Napoli with a score of 47-21 in 2005, and the Pietro Mennea Golden Gala, the third event in the Diamond League's international athletics circuit in 2021.
In addition to hosting major sports events, it also serves as a training center for football referees from the AIA in Florence.
First and foremost, it's important to note that the road space in the historic center has a Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), which is reserved exclusively for residents and vehicles from Florence. Tourists often travel by car without knowing this and end up being fined. However, if you have accommodation within this area, it's important to inform the hotel staff of your car's license plates to notify the traffic authorities of your car's mobility.
People who do not reside in Florence have the following prohibition hours:
It's very important to ensure that you enter the ZTL with permission to drive if you are not a resident. The entire area is monitored by telematic cameras that record the license plates of all vehicles passing through the area.
Outside the ZTL, parking is more accessible for non-residents but is still controlled. Blue lines on street parking spaces are paid, and areas delimited by white lines are reserved for residents.
In any case, it is recommended to check rates and times at street parking meters.
Another option to leave your car is to use public parking lots. Some of them are paid, and others are free. If you want to leave your car in a safe and monitored place, it is recommended to opt for covered parking lots, as they often have surveillance cameras.
Since Florence is a very popular city in Italy, it is always advisable to reserve your parking space in advance. You can **reserve your parking space online** through Parkimeter. Here are some of the parking lots located near the stadium.