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    Introduction
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.


Emilia Romagna, Lombardia, Piemonte and Veneto have a winter emergency scheme in place from 1 October 2017 - 31 March 2018.


What kind of schemes are in place?

Location

Scheme

Validity

Days

Hours

Vehicle type

Traffic restriction

entire city

Permanent limitation

all year

Monday - Sunday

permanent

2-stroke motorcycles, mopeds

Diesel minimum standard Euro 1

public diesel buses (M3)

Minimum standard Euro 3

Winter LEZ

Lombardia

15 October 2017 - 15 April 2018

Monday - Friday

07:30 - 19:30

All vehicles

Petrol minimum standard Euro 1

Diesel minimum standard Euro 3

2-stroke motorcycles, mopeds

In Lombardia region 1 minimum standard Euro 2

1 October 2018 - 31 March 2019 and further years 08:30 - 18:30 all vehicles Diesel minimum standard Euro 4

Winter emergency scheme

Agreement Bacino Padano

Level yellow

4 consecutive days with PM10 over 50 mcg/m3

1 October – 31 March

daily

08:30 - 18:30

vehicles

Petrol, LPG and methane minimum standard Euro 1

Diesel minimum standard Euro 5

daily

 

08:30 - 12:30

 

vehicles delivering goods

Petrol minimum standard Euro 1

Diesel minimum standard Euro 4

Winter emergency scheme

Agreement Bacino Padano

 

Level red

10 consecutive days with PM10 over 50 mcg/m3

1 October – 31 March

daily

08:30 - 18:30

passenger cars

Petrol, LPG and methane minimum standard Euro 1

Diesel minimum standard Euro 5

Monday - Friday

08:30 – 18:30

vehicles delivering goods

Petrol minimum standard Euro 1

Diesel minimum standard Euro 4

08:30 – 12:30

Diesel minimum standard Euro 5

Emergency traffic regulations

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.

 

 


All vehicles

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
Milan
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
IT Lomb Como
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.

Lecco
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.

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

None

Are enforced


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

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (workdays) 07:30 to 19:30; on Tuesdays (workdays) 07:30 to 18:00.

To find out when the emergency scheme is in operation, see:
Lombardia real-time PM10 map-
When the map area is red, then the restriction is in place.
Lombardia real-time air quality map
Lombardia real-time air quality list

    Enforcement
Manual

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

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.

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.

To find out when the emergency scheme is in operation, see:
Lombardia real-time PM10 map-
When the map area is red, then the restriction is in place.
Lombardia real-time air quality map
Lombardia real-time air quality list

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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