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Parking and Driving in Florence


We at Apartments Florence want our guests to have the best time during their stay in Florence under our care. Thus, we encourage those coming by car to double check if it is really necessary to come to the city driving, as there are many restrictions regarding parking and driving in the city.

Florence is a fairly small city, where you can walk everywhere, hardly ever needing to use the public transportation or taxi services. If you are here to also travel around Tuscany, you can always use trains and buses. The offer for these are numerous and can basically take you anywhere.

However, if it is mandatory for your travel plans to come to the city by car, please, read the following text thoroughly and always have a look online for tips from other tourists who previously experienced the same.

IMPORTANT: Apartments Florence is not responsible for any traffic fines that may occur during our guest’s stay.


PARKING AND DRIVING IN FLORENCE

The whole area of the historical center of Florence is part of the Unesco Heritage sites and has very strict rules about driving and parking. This area is known as ZTL (Zona a Traffico Limitato), which literally means Limited Traffic Zone. Only cars with special permits are allowed to drivie and park within its limits. Cars without permits can expect to pay fines – starting at 100 Euros and up – and might take up to 6 months to reach your mailbox with payment being mandatory. Its known that the city department responsible for these charges issue a large number of fines, every day.

The ZTL is surrounded by several ‘access passages’ which are controlled by telematic doors and marked by special signs. These access passages are equipped with devices that automatically ID the license plate of the car and send the information to a central data base.

NON-RESIDENT and TOURIST ACCESS
Non-authorized cars are prohibited from driving within the ZTL at the following times:
Monday to Friday, from 07:30 to 19:30
Saturdays from 07:30 to 18:00
From the first Thursday of April to the first Sunday of October you can’t enter the ZTL at these hours as well:
Every night, from Thursday to Sunday, from 23:00 to 03:00
Each time a non-authorized vehicle enters the ZTL (whether to drop off the luggage or any other motive), during the restricted hours, it gets automatically fined. This happens to all non-authorized license plates, identified by telecameras on the limits of the ZTL. Thus, it's a standard procedure to get fined once you enter the ZTL, during the specified hours and days. In order to cancel such ticket one needs to park the car inside a private garage (at least for one hour) and ask the garage assistant to cancel it. Every private garage inside the ZTL has authorization for that, which is done immediately, online. Furthermore, only residents can park on the streets inside the ZTL. Therefore if you want to leave your car inside the ZTL you must pay for a private garage the entire period of your stay. You cannot park it on the streets.


People holding a ‘disabled parking permit’ who have the necessity to travel with their own vehicle within the ZTL, must contact the following green number: 800 339891.

IMPORTANT: Apartments Florence is not responsible for any traffic fines that may occur during our guest’s stay.


NOTE: There is also public parking available in the residential areas outside of the historical center (outside ZTL) where you can park by the hour. If you are non-resident you must park on the blue lined area and pay for it during the specific hours (8am to 8pm). White lined area is for residents only and the yellow for the handicap. Make sure to go the parking meter nearby (marked with a P sign) and prepay the hours you intend to stay, then put the slip back in the car in the dashboard.


SOURCES
Comune di Firenze mobility & driving
ZTL Map
www.ataf.net
Visitflorence -parking-lots-in-florence
ZTL not a problem

LIST OF PARKING LOTS IN FLORENCE (PARCHEGGI)

For a complete list of the parking garages (with prices and addresses) in Florence click on this link FULL LIST OF PRIVATE PARKING LOTS IN FLORENCE

However we provide here a short list of these parking garages for easy access through our website.
GARAGE GIGLIO
Address: Via del Giglio, 24/R - 50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 216152
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GARAGE ANGLO AMERICANO
Address: Via dei Barbadori 5 - 50125 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 214418
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GARAGE SANTA TRINITA
Address: Via del Presto di San Martino, 14/R - 50125 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 294692
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GARAGE LUNGARNO – Ponte Vecchio
Address: Borgo San Jacopo 10/R - 50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 282542
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SANTA MARIA NOVELLA – Train Station
Address: Piazza della Stazione - 50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 5030 2209
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RATES:
2 euro for the first hour
5 day parking pass: 140 euro

GARAGE LA STAZIONE
Address: Via Luigi Alamanni, 3a – 50122 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 284768
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RATES:
From 23 euros per day

FORTEZZA – FIERA
Address: Fortezza da Basso, Piazzale Caduti nei Lager - 50129 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 5030 2209
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RATES:
1,60 euro for the first hour
1 day parking pass: 20 euro

GARAGE DEL SOLE
Address: Via del Sole 14r – 50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 238 1695
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RATES:
From 23 euros per day

GARAGE VERDI
Address: Via Giovanni da Verrazzano, 9 – 50122 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 244 921
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RATES:
From 23 euros per day

GARAGE LUNGARNO - Palazzo Pitti/Ponte Vecchio
Address: Borgo San Jacopo, 10 – 50125 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 282 542
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RATES:
From 23 euros per day

MERCATO CENTRALE – SAN LORENZO
Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale - Ingresso da Via S. Antonino - 50121 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 5030 2209
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RATES:
2 euro for the first hour
1 month parking pass: 300 euro

GARAGE SANT'ANTONINO
Address: Via Sant'Antonino, 13 - 50123 Firenze.
Tel: +39 055 210490
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RATES:
From 23 euros per day

GARAGE NAZIONALE
Address: Via Nazionale, 21 - 50123 Firenze.
Tel: +39 055 284041
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RATES:
From 23 euros per day

SANTO AMBROGIO
Address: Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti - 50122 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 5030 2209
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RATES:
From 2 euro for the first hour

PIAZZA BECCARIA
Address: Piazza Cesare Beccaria - 50121 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 5030 2209
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RATES:
1,70 euro for the first hour
1 day parking pass: 20 euro

FIESOLANA - Autoparking
Address: Via Fiesolana, 19 - 50122 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 2477871
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RATES:
3 euro per hour
1 day parking pass: 30 euro

GARAGE INFERNO
Address: Via dell'Inferno, 1 - 50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 210970
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RATES:
From 26 euros per day.

VIA PALAZZUOLO – International Garage
Address: Via Palazzuolo, 29 - 50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 282 386
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RATES:
3 euro per hour. Up to 30 euro per day.

GARAGE CENTRALE – Via dei Fossi
Address: Via Dei Fossi - 50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 210 018
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RATES:
3 euro for the first hour

GARAGE DEL BARGELLO
Address: Via Ghibellina, 170 - 50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 210970
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RATES:
From 26 euros per day.

GARAGE MICHELANGELO
Address: Via Ricasoli, 28 - 50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 239 9126
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RATES:
From 26 euros per day.

GARAGE ORIUOLO
Address: Via dell'Oriuolo, 44/R - 50122 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 226 0128
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RATES:
15 euro for the first two hours
1 day parking pass: 25 euro

OLTRARNO – Porta Romana
Address: Piazza della Calza - 50125 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 5030 2209
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RATES:
2 euro for the first hour
1 day parking pass: 20 euro

PIAZZA DEL TIRATOIO – Garage Peugeot
Address: Piazza del Tiratoio, 3/R - 50124 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 239 8048
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RATES:
3 euros per hour.

VIALE EUROPA
Address: Viale Europa - 50100 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 5030 2209
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RATES:
2 for the first hour


IMPORTANT: All of the above prices are subject to change without notice


FREE PARKING IN FLORENCE

Outside of Florence's city center are a few parking lots that are free and strategically located off the main highways. These parking lots are connected by public transportation to Florence's historical center and can be the perfect solution if you're visiting Florence on a day trip.

PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO
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The parking lot is right in the famous piazza overlooking Florence. It is a small parking and generally busy. Early morning is the best time to find parking. Ponte Vecchio is a 30 minutes walk downhill while the SMN train station is a 20 minute bus ride away on the bus n. 13. You can also catch bus 12 at the Piazzale to head down. Get off along the Arno at the Demidoff stop before you cross over the bridge or right after at the Ponte delle Grazie stop. This is the closest you'll get to the center before the bus starts heading away from the center, toward the main viali(boulevard that goes around the center).

PONTE A GREVE
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This parking lot is located near the "Firenze Scandicci" exit on the A1 Highway and close to the Firenze-Pisa-Livorno highway. There is a big supermarket right in front. From here, you can easily get to Florence's main central train station, SMN, with the relatively new tram service and you'll be in downtown Florence in 10-15 minutes.

FIRENZE IMPRUNETA (formerly called FIRENZE CERTOSA)
This free parking lot is right off the "Firenze Impruneta" exit (used to be called Firenze Certosa, in case you find old references to that name) on the A1 Highway and the Firenze-Siena highway. Florence's historical center is about a 20 minute bus ride away: take bus n. 37, tickets can be purchased on the bus for € 2.00 (one way).

GALLUZZO
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The parking lot in Galluzzo is free. Head to the main square of Galluzzo, just two minutes walking distance from the parking lot, where you'll find a bus stop to take you into Florence. The historical center of Florence is about 10 minutes away - take bus n.36 or 37.

We hope this helps you planning your trip to Florence by car.


Here are some useful websites on finding a parking lot.
Firenze Parcheggi
Firparking
International garage
Garage Excelsior Firenze
Garage Europa
Cb512 Parcheggi
Tuttocittà parcheggi
Garage delle Nazioni
Parkopedia