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There is also an access regulation called Bolzano - AR in place.

Bozen has a winter ZTL in place from 1 November to 31 March from 07:00 - 10:00 and 16:00 - 19:00:

Minimum standard:

  • Petrol: Euro 2
  • Diesel: Euro 3

Two-stroke motorcycles are banned.

The following vehicles can circulate without any restriction:

  • natural gas
  • LPG
  • Hybrid
  • Electric
  • hydrogen fuel cell
  • 4-stroke motorcycles
  • diesel with a particle filter
  • delivery vehicles diesel Euro 2

From 1 April to 1 October 2-stroke are not banned:

  • motorcycles minimum standard Euro 2
  • vehicles and motorbikes registered before 01.01.1971

The standards are also in operation as an "Action Plan" after 30 days of high pollution – see hours of operation for more details.


  • Petrol: Euro 2
  • Diesel: Euro 2 (PM)

The schemes are not necessarily always in operation, see hours of operation below.

All vehicles, including 2-stroke motorcycles

The low emission zone covers the entire city.

    Road Sign
Has signs similar to the picture below, a banned vehicle sign with the requirements below:
Bolzano Low Emission Zone Road Sign

Locals recieve a sticker indicating the Euro standard of the vehicle. Non-locals are required to show the car documents in case of a police check.
The table below shows the colour of the sticker indicates the traffic restriction for the vehicle with this sticker. The number/word on the sticker indicates the Euro standard.



Traffic restriction

No sticker

High emission

Euro 0, Euro 1 vehicles, motorcycles & mopeds

Measures from November 2007


High PM emissions

Euro 2 & 3 diesel vehicles without diesel particulate filter (dpf)

All cars Euro 4(PM)

Special measures from November 2007

Regular measures from November 2009

Partially reduced PM emissions

Euro 2, 3, 4 diesel cars with dpf retrofitted


Special measures from November 2009

Low emissions

Euro 2+ Petrol

LPG vehicles

Lorries with full dpf

Diesel cars with factory pdf fitted

All Euro 4+ vehicles


No restrictions

(green, yellow and red respectively)

Very low emissions

Natural gas and electric vehicles

No restrictions

Are enforced, non-locals are required to show the car documents in case of a police check.

There is no retrofit allowed for the LEZs, but they are allowed for the Action Plan.

In LEZs: Monday - Friday (except bank holidays) from 7:00–10:00 hours and from 16:00–19:00 hours
In pedestrian zones: 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

There are no restrictions for natural-gas-vehicles, LPG-vehicles, hybrid-vehicles, electric-vehicles, hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles and 4-stroke motorcycles.


Using the usual traffic regulations

There is currently no Italian national scheme, but regional as well as individual city schemes.

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

Loading and unloading is allowed from 06:00 - 10:00 from Monday to Saturday. No permission needed.

In Italian; In German
To find out which Euro standard your (Bolzano) vehicle is, see here in Italian or here in German

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