Parking in Rome

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Rome is the third-most-visited tourist destination in Europe, the seat of the Italian Government and the Roman Catholic Church.

Driving in Rome is chaotic and stressful. In the centre of Rome parking is possible but very limited and hectic so the best option to park is a car park.

Limited Traffic Area (ZTL zone Rome)

                    

ztl - Limited Zones in Rome
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Rome has a restricted area ZTL (“Zona Traffico Limitato”) in the city center where driving at certain times of the day is authorized only to locals or to individuals destined for a hotel in the restricted zone. The ZTL-zones in Rome are controlled by video cameras and driving to restricted zones you are risking a fine (from 90-350euros).

Trastevere ZTL restricted hours (morning): Monday – Saturday from 6:30am-10amTrastevere ZTL restricted hours (night): Friday from 9:30pm-03:00am, Saturday from 9:30pm-03:00am

Car parks in Rome

Parking capacity in Centro Storico is very limited so the best option to park is a car park. Unlimited parking is set to car parks in the city centre. Parking rates in public car parks: € 1.00-5.00/hour, daily maximum € 12.00 – € 40.00

map of car parks in rome
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P1 – Villa Borghese – Viale del Galoppatoio, 33 – 00197 Roma 
P2 – Vantaggio Parking – Via del Vantaggio, 44 – 00186 Roma 
P3 – Autorimessa Spagna – Piazza Mignanelli, 8 – 00187 Roma 
P4 – Parking Ludovisi – Via Ludovisi, 60 – 00187 Roma 
P5 – Zaccardi – Via Sardegna, 38c – 00187 Roma 
P6 – Pallacorda Parking – Via di Pallacorda, 5 – 00186 Roma 
P7 – Parking Cavour – Via Ennio Quirino Visconti, 97 – 00193 Roma 
P8 – Parking Avignonesi – Via degli Avignonesi – 00187 Roma 
P9 – Garage Bissolati – Via Umbria, 15/A – 00187 Roma 
P10 – Garage Formula 1 – Via Paola, 21 – 00186 Roma 
P11 – Parking S.Maria – Via Di Santa Maria In Via, 13 – 00187 Roma 
P12 – Parking Pilotta – Piazza Della Pilotta – 00187 Roma 
P13 – Parking Loreto – Piazza Della Madonna Di Loreto – 00187 Roma 
P14 – Parking S. Agata – Via di Sant’Agata dei Goti, 19 – 00187 Roma 
P15 – Garage Palatino – Via Leonina, 44 – 00184 Roma 
P16 – Parking – Via di San Paolo alla Regola, 26 – 00186 Roma 
P17 – Parking Cinque Scole- Piazza Delle Cinque Scole – 00186 Roma 
P18 – Parking Arquati – Piazza Giuditta Tavani Arquati – 00153 Roma 
P19 – Parking Piscinula – Piazza In Piscinula – 00153 Roma 
P20 – Parking Verita – Piazza Della Bocca Della Verità -00186 Roma 

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Cheap parking is set to the parking lots or car parks near several metro/train stations outside the city centre of Rome. Most park and ride lots cost € 2.00 for 12 hours, or € 3.00 for longer (up to all day). 

If you however decide to park in the streets the color of the lines on the parking spot indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking.

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For blue lines there will be a payment machine nearby. You will get some type of receipt indicating how long you can stay (the time your parking expires is usually printed on the receipt). Put this receipt in the car window so it is visible for control. If you are living in a luxury long term apartment rental in the centre of Rome and you find free parking spots with white lines you can park for free, but always check if there are any signs around that indicate for how long you can park there.

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