There are several schemes in Milan:
- the Milan - AR, an access regulation
- and the Milan province, the Low Emission Zones of the four provinces of Milan, Como, Varese and Lecco merge to give a 'paw print' shaped LEZ (see Milan Province).
- the Milan C is a combined Low Emission Zone and urban road charging scheme
- the Milan C now substitutes the Milan ecopass that is no longer in operation.

Note that there are additional short term measures after the average PM10 concentrations for the whole province are over 50μg/m3 for 10 consecutive days, until the concentration is below 50μg/m3 for 3 consecutive days:
In addition to the regional winter LEZ, the whole province reqiures diesel vehicles to meet Euro 4 standard, or Euro 3 with a certified diesel particulate filter.
- For vehicles transporting people it is in operation from 8:30 to 18:00,
- For vehicles transporting goods it is in operation from 7:30 to 10:00.
The measures can also be tightened to a total ban for vehicles (as from 28.12. - 31.12.2015 from 10am and 4pm). Discounts for public transport were given.

Dates and Standards - Region
There are two parts to the LEZs in Lombardia.
Permanent since 15 October 2011, for all of Lombardia:
- 2-stroke motorcycles and mopeds Euro 1
- Public diesel buses (M3) Euro 3
from Monday to Sunday from 00.00 to 24.00

From 15 October to 15 April every year in the areas shaded on the map here the LEZ is:
• Petrol Euro 1
• Diesel Euro 3 (or retrofitted to meet Euro 3 particulates)
• Diesel Euro 2
Monday to Friday from 7.30 to 19.30

From 15 October 2016 on two-stroke motorcycles are included:
• Diesel Euro 2
Diesel vehicles that have been fitted with a diesel particulate filter to meet Euro 3 are allowed in the LEZ.

Vehicles affected - Region
All vehicles, including motorcycles.

What is the LEZ boundary - City
The winter LEZ area covers the 'paw print' area of Milan, Como, Varese and Lecco is shown in the map below
The emergency measures cover Arese, Cassano d’Adda, Limito di Pioltello, Magena, Milano Città Studi, Milano Senato, Milano Verziere, Robecchetto, Trezzo d’Adda, Turbigo.

IT Lomb Milan
Click for a larger version of the map of Milan paw print detailed
IT Lomb Milan
Click for a more detailed map of Milan.
Key: The pink area is covered by the LEZ, the blue and yellow roads are exempted from the LEZ.

Central Milan also has a congestion charge combined with an LEZ (which is tighter than the Lombardia LEZ) 'Area C'. The LEZ in Milan includes the following comunes:
Agrate Brianza, Arcore, Arese, Assago, Baranzate, Barlassina, Bernareggio, Bollate, Bovisio Masciago, Bresso, Brugherio, Buccinasco, Canegrate, Caponago, Carate Brianza, Carnate, Carugate, Cernusco sul Navglio, Cerro Maggiore, Cesano Boscone, Cesano Maderno, Cesate, Cinisello Balsamo, Cologno Monzese, Concorezzo, Cormano, Corsico, Cusano Milanino, Desio, Garbagnate Milanese, Giussano, Lainate, Legnano, Lentate sul Seveso, Limbiate, Lissone, Meda, Milano, Monza, Muggio’, Nerviano, Nova Milanese, Novate Milanese, Opera, Paderno Dugano, Parabiago, Pero, Peschiera Borroneo, Pioltello, Pogliano Milanese, Rescaldina, Rho, Ronco Briantino, Rozzano, San Donato Milanese, San Giorgio su Legnano, San Vittore Olona, Segrate, Senago, Seregno, Sesto San Giovanni, Settimo Milanese, Seveso, Usmate Velate, Varedo, Vedano al Lambro, Veramo Brianza, Villasanta, Vimercate, Vimodrone.

Como Province
IT Lomb Como Province
For a more detailed map of Como Province, click here.
The LEZ in Como includes the following comunes:
Arosio, Cabiate, Cantu’, Capiago Intimiano, Carugo, Casnate con Bernate, Como, Figino Serenza, Fino Mornasco, Grandate, Lipomo, Mariano Comense, Novedrate, Senna Comasco.
Key for Como Province: The pink area is covered by the LEZ, the blue and yellow roads are exempted from the LEZ.

Como Town
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For a more detailed map of Como Town, click here
Key for Como Town: The entire area is an LEZ, the red lines are roads covered exempted from the LEZ (thick red roads are motorways). Yellow dots are the park and ride locations.
For a list of roads exempted from the Como LEZ, see here

Varese Province
IT Lomb Varese Province
The LEZ in Varese includes the following comunes:
Busto Arsizio, Caronno Pertusella, Cassano Magnago, Castellanza, Gallarate, Gerenzamo, Origgio, Samarate, Saronno, Uboldo.
Key: The pink area is covered by the LEZ, the blue and yellow roads are exempted from the LEZ.

The LEZ in Lecco, shown on the 'paw print' map includes the following comunes:
Airuno, Brivio, Calco, Cernusco Lombardone, Imbersago, Lomagna, Merate, Montevecchia, Olgiate Molgora, Osnago, Paderno D’Adda, Robbiate, Santa Maria Hoe’, Verderio Inferore, Verderio Superiore.

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

Need to Register? - Region

Foreign Vehicles? - Region
Are enforced

Retrofitting allowed? - Country

Retrofitting Summary - Country
Retrofitting a certified diesel particulate trap allows entry to the LEZ. For more information see our retrofitting section.

Hours of operation - Region
Since 15th October 2011 permanent for 2-stroke mopeds and motorcycles – 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
For other vehicles from 15 October to 15 April every year, Monday to Friday from 7.30 to 19.30

Enforcement - Country

Penalty - Region
75-450€ (Regional Law 24/2006, art. 27, paragraph 11)

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

Exemptions: Regional
Lombardia exemptions

Local name for an LEZ - Country
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 - Region
A list of all the municipalities and zones can be found here.
Download a list of exempted roads for all Lombardia LEZs (except Como, which is separate).

Websites for further information
Lombardia Region

The Milan Automobile Club, with information on grants available.

To see which communes are affected you can go to this spreadsheet.

City website
Milan city website
Milan Province website website
See also the Milan 'Area C' page here.
Milan Smog alarm
Como city website
Como Province website
Varese city website
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