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The mayor has banned vehicles from driving through the Italian capital on Sundays in a bid to tackle severe smog. Police have been advised to fine anyone who flouts the tough traffic restrictions.
The next ecological Sundays will take place 19th November and 17th December 2017 and 21st January and 11th February 2018. On these days all vehicles are banned from 07:30 – 12:30 und 16:30 – 20:30.

There are 3 Low Emission Zones in Rome:
1) Green zone

2) Railway ring

3) City centre with delivery regulations covering a slightly larger area than the main centre of Rome

And in the entire capital of Rome vehicles including motorcycles and motorbikes without an annual inspection are not allowed to circulate.

There are also access regulations in place, see Rome - AR and Roma - Coaches.
There is also the possibility of emergency measures on days with extreme pollution, particularly in the winter. Options include banning alternating number plates, or a ban all vehicles. Notification is by the local press.


ZTL Green zone:

These minimum standards must be met to enter and circulate in the 'ZTL Green Zone':

  • petrol cars Euro standard 2
  • diesel cars Euro standard 3


If air pollution limits are exceeded for:

  • 3 days in a row, petrol vehicles must meet minimum Euro standard 3 to circulate from 07:30 – 20:30
  • 5 day in a row, petrol vehicles must meet minimum Euro standard 3 and diesel vehicles minimum Euro standard 4 to circulate from 07:30 – 10:30 and 16:30 – 20:30
  • 8 days in a row, petrol vehicles must meet minimum Euro standard 3 and diesel vehicles minimum Euro standard 6 to circulate from 07:30 – 10:30 and 16:30 – 20:30


ZTL Railway ring:

From Monday to Friday vehicles must meet the following standards to be allowed to access and circulate in the ‘ZTL Railway ring’:

  • from 20 November 2017 to 31 October 2018 petrol cars Euro standard 3
  • diesel cars Euro standard 3
  • diesel minicars Euro standard 2
  • two, three and four wheels equipped with two and four stroke engines Euro standard 2 until 31 October 2017

No Euro 0 vehicles are allowed to enter the ‘ZTL Railway ring’ at any time.

City center:

Minimum standard for petrol vehicles is Euro 2 and for diesel vehicles Euro 3.

all, except electric vehicles

Map of the 3 LEZ

Rome map

orange: ZTL Centro Storico
purple: ZTL Annello Ferroviario
green: ZTL Fasciale Verde (A, B, C and D are only there to make it easier to find the streets)

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

Only for the City Centre (1)

Options to travel into the city without a car.
Rome public transport
ATAC Azienda per la mobilità

Loading and unloading is allowed to electric vehicles, LPG, CNG, hybrid and bifuel up to 6.5T at all times.
Vehicles Euro 4, 5 and 6 up to 3.5T from 20:00 - 10:00 and 14:00 - 16:00. Vehicles with more than 6.5T can access from 20:00 - 07:00.
Electric, LPG, CNG or hybrid vehicles with less than 6.5 tonnes can enter at any time.


70€, plus an additional 70€ if there was no valid annual emissions test sticker

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.

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