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
- There are possible short term restrictions, particularly in the winter See the Milan LEZ page
- the Milan C now substitutes the Milan ecopass that is no longer in operation.
Minimum standard: diesel Euro 3, petrol Euro 1
Note that there are possible short term measures like the total ban for vehicles to operate See the Milan LEZ page<
ZTL Navigli and Public Transport: all vehicles.
Key: green shaded streets are ZTL
Has signs similar to this, a banned vehicle sign with the requirements below:
Yes, it is necessary. For a permit you have go to the local police office with all the documentation. You can find all information at this link:
ZTL Navigli every day 20:00 - 07:00
Public Transport every day 00:00 - 24:00.
There is currently no Italian national scheme, but regional as well as individual city schemes.
However, there is a mobile phone app that can tell you when you are about to drive into a camera enforced ZTL.
National exemptions for all ZTL:
Categories stated by law: public transport, vehicles for disabled people with a registered disabled persons badge.
Resident’s vehicles, private car park owners, public utilities, hotel guests, vehicles owned by shops or companies inside the ZTL, delivery goods, car sharing, home care, visiting doctors, night-time surveillance, artisans, funeral company, voluntary organizations.
We focus on our website on information for people from outside of town. There are also exemptions for local residents, businesses and other operators. Go to the website Accessibilita à centri storici for more detailed information, in Italian.
Tourists who have their hotel in the ZTL are advised to talk to the hotel about the ZTL, to avoid fines.
Special exemptions may be granted, if there is an important need to enter the ZTL when it is in operation. For example loading / unloading, couriers, commercial activities etc. Talk to the local police about it, contact details below.
Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) or Limitazioni della circolazione, the general name for all access regulation schemes, also used for LEZs.