The Access Regulation (ZTL) of the Historical Center, is a wide area within the historic center of Bologna. The Access Regulation includes the ZTL T AREA and Universita which have more restrictive times.

There is also an LEZ in place in Bologna.

Dates and details
07:00 - 20:00, every day, the movement of motor vehicles is restricted.
Area T: 00:00 – 24:00
Universita: 00:00 – 24:00

Vehicles affected

Public transport and P+R
Options to travel into the city without a car
Public transport Bologna

Access restriction

Scheme Boundary
Bologna map
the dark green line is the boundary of the ZTL

Road Sign
Has signs similar to this, a banned vehicle sign with the requirements below:
road sign Italy road sign Italy

Need to Register?
If you have to enter the area for delivery you need a sticker. Please see here for further information.

In case you need to enter the ZTL and you are not eligible to a permit, you can buy a ticket valid for one day for 6€ or for 4 days for 15€. But Area T and University can NOT be entered with the ticket!
Please see here for further information.

Foreign vehicles affected?
Yes, are affected.

Retrofitting allowed?

Camera enforced


-public buses
-clients of hotels garages and repair shops
-car sharing vehicles
-holders of permits

You have to give notice to the Sportello Mobilità before entering the zone:
- vehicles in the service of disabled people bearing the specific pass issued by the City of residence
- the zero-emission vehicles (electric) and hybrid electric motor
- vehicles in taxi service
- police, emergency vehicles, public safety and roadside assistance
- public services (telephone, water,…)
- vehicles of the State, City of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Bologna Province, the municipalities of the Province of Bologna, Health Authority City of Bologna, S. Orsola-Malpighi, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, ARPA, and University of ARSTUD Bologna, ACER, Italian Post Office, funeral services

Loading and unloading times (20 minutes maximum), sticker F:
Euro 0: 06:00 – 07:30 and 14:30 – 16:30 weekdays
Euro 1-6: 06:00 – 10:00 and 14:00 –17:00 weekdays
CNG (compressed natural gas) and LPG (liquid petrolium gas): 06:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 weekdays

National exemptions for all ZTL:
Categories stated by law: public transport, vehicles for disabled people with registered disabled persons badge.

Local name for the scheme
Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) or Limitazioni della circolazione, the general name for all access regulation schemes, also used for Low Emission Zones.

Further Information
Bologna tourist website
Information for vehicles that need to access hotels.
Bologna ZTL
Information for tourist buses/ coaches

City website
Bologna city website
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