Where to park in
As in all
Italian cities, many of which are very old, with
medieval or even Roman structures, parking your car
in the center is not always easy and can take hours
to find the right and safe space. There are few free
parking spaces, where you can find a place, but
generally in Florence the problem of traffic is very
felt, especially in the historic center.
Free parking in
There are a few free places near
Piazzale Michelangelo, which is also the only area that does not have a
regular street cleaning and so you can park during the night without having to
worry about moving the car. It is difficult to find a place here, but if you
can, from here there is a short and pleasant walk to the center or you can take
the bus number 12 or 13 to the city, which arrives at the train station.
Keep in mind that during the summer in Piazzale Michelangelo there are often
concerts and events in which they can close part or all of the parking area -
look for temporary signs and large quantities of empty spaces that tell you that
you can not park. A special event that takes place every year at Piazzale
Michelangelo is the fireworks display to celebrate the day of the patron saint
of Florence - San Giovanni Battista on 24 June. It will not be possible to park
here around that time.
Someone, to avoid traffic problems,
leaves their car in the parking lot (without bar) of IperCoop di Ponte
a Greve and from there takes the convenient tramway that takes you to the
center in a few minutes.
Another possibility to park for
free is at the "stradone dell'Ospedale", and from there take the tramway.
A more central free possibility is
the one in Viale degli Olmi in the Cascine Park. From there you
can take the tramway and from there take the tramway to the station of Santa
The ZTL area in Florence,
i.e. the limited traffic zone, is an area where access, circulation and
parking are regulated by special regulations, so you must be careful not to
enter, unless you have a permit to avoid very expensive fines. Before every
entry to the ZTL there are signs and cameras, so they are quite easy to avoid.
The LTZ in Florence is in force at certain times: from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. on
weekdays, and from 7.30 a.m. to 6.00 a.m. on the following Saturday.
We do not recommend that you
venture into the center with your car so as not to find yourself having to pay
heavy fines in case of prohibited parking and transit. The ZTL in Florence is in
force at certain times: from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. on weekdays, and from 7.30
a.m. to 6.00 a.m. on the following Saturday.
If you have booked accommodation
for your holidays or a short visit for business or pleasure in Florence, and
this is in the historic center, you will be able to enter the ZTL to unload the
luggage / people and then park outside the ZTL, however, provided that your
hotel or accommodation does not offer a private parking (in this case it will be
your responsibility to notify the hotel your number plate, so that they in turn
provide it to the municipal police for temporary entry). To apply for
permits and temporary parking permits, visit the page of the
municipality of Florence mobility section (in the link highlighted next).
Below you will find the
map of the ZTL of Florence by zones and times. The LTZ is in fact
made up of five sectors: A, B, O, F and G.
The historical heart of the centre is marked with the letter A (Duomo, Ponte
Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio are included in this area), while the area of Santa
Maria Novella Station is marked with the letter B; the area of Palazzo Pitti, on
the other side of the Arno, is marked with the letter O.
In relation to the public car
parks in Florence (Tel 055 50 30 22 09), we find:
Underground parking Florence - Santa
Maria Novella Station
(in S.M.N. station square) open 24h
- maximum height 2.05 meters
With 901 seats available, of which
697 are paying, 17 are reserved for the disabled, at 3 €/h. Consider that from
Santa Maria Novella station to the historic center are only 15 minutes walk.
Nearby there are the station of Santa Maria Novella, the Basilica of Santa Maria
Novella, the Fortezza da Basso, the Firenze Fiere, the Basilica of San Lorenzo.
Underground parking Florence - San
Lorenzo - Central market
(in Central Market Square, 1) open
24h - maximum height 2.20 meters
With 179 seats, of which 175 paying
and 4 reserved for disabled people. At €2 the first hour is increased from the
second to €3 euro and up to €8 euro for the following hours until 14.00 (€2
hours from 14.00 to 07.00 the next morning). Nearby are the Central Market of
San Lorenzo, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana,
the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Parking Florence - railway station Binario 16/ zone Fortezza da Basso
(Piazzale Montelungo, 2) open 24h - maximum height
In the area of Fortezza da
Basso-Fiera, not far away and behind Santa Maria Novella and the Garden of
Valfonda. At €1.60, with 165 seats, 4 of which are disabled. Nearby there are
the Fortezza da Basso, the Piazza Chiesa di Santa Maria Novella, the Santa Maria
Novella station, Piazza dell'Indipendenza, the Garden of Valfonda.
Parking Florence - Fortezza da Basso-Fiera
(square Fallen in the Lager) open 24h - maximum
height 2.05 meters
In the area of Fortezza da
Basso-Fiera. With 521 paying seats, 11 of which reserved for the disabled), and
€1.60 per hour, €20 per day. Nearby there are the Fortezza da Basso, the church
of the Sacro Cuore al Romito, the Teatro Romito.
Parking Florence - Sant'Ambrogio
(Piazza Annigoni, 9 - continuous of Via F. Paolieri)
open 24h - maximum height 2 meters
In the Santa Croce area, open 24
hours a day, with 379 seats, 371 of which for a fee and 8 reserved for disabled
people (located outside). At €1 the first hour and €2 and €3 the next until
14.00, and €2 from 14.00 to 7.00 the next morning. Not far away are the Basilica
of Santa Croce at about 700 meters, the Israeli Major Temple, the Church of
Sant'Ambrogio, Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio.
Parking Florence - Beccaria
(via Amendola 7) open 24h - maximum height 2 meters
With 210 places available and 205 paying, and 5
reserved for the disabled. Nearby you will find the Israeli Major Temple,
Piazzale Donatello, the National Central Library of Florence, the State Archives.
Multi-storey car park Florence -
Alberti / Stadium
(Piazzale Alberti, 46) open 24h - maximum height (NP)
With 312 places available, 306 for
a fee and 7 disabled people. At €1.60 per hour, from 08.00 to 20.00 and €1 after
20.00 and until 8.00 the next morning. Nearby there is the Church and Cenacle of
San Salvi, and direct transport to the Stadium Artemio Franchi. Just beyond is
the area of Santa Croce and Coverciano.
Parking Florence - Parterre
(via Madonna della Tosse, 9) open
24h - maximum height 2 meters
The largest in the city, with 1006
seats available, of which 656 paid and 300 sold and 20 disabled. At € 2 euro per
hour and € 10 daily, on the first day, increased by € 5 in the following days.
Nearby are Freedom Square, the Garden of Horticulture, Savonarola Square, the
Russian Orthodox Church.
Parking Florence - Leopolda station -
Porta al Prato
(via Gabbuggiani, 2/4) open 24h - maximum height 2
With 300 seats available, 8 of
which are reserved for the disabled (external), at €1 per hour, €2 later, €20
per day. Nearby we find the station Leopolda, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale
Fiorentino, the Cascine Park, Villa Strozzi al Boschetto, the station Firenze
Porta al Prato, the garden of Palazzo Corsini sul Prato, and a few blocks away,
the station Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
Parking Florence - Otrarno-Calza (Boboli Gardens)
(Piazza della Calza) open 24h - maximum height
Outside the historical centre. With
218 seats available, of which 148 paying and 65 disabled. Rates are €2 for the
first and subsequent ones. Nearby there are the Boboli Gardens, the Torrigiani
Gardens, the Museum of Natural History - Zoology La Specola, the Pitti Palace,
the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, the church of Santo Spirito.
Parking Florence - Pieraccini Meyer
(via Gaetano Pieraccini, 24) open
24h - maximum height (outside)
North of the centre of Florence.
With 879 seats available, of which 863 paying and 16 reserved for the disabled.
Rates from € 0.50. Nearby there are the Meyer Hospital, the Careggi Hospital,
the Villa Medicea di Careggi, the Villa Medicea La Petraia.
Parking Florence-Careggi CTO
(Viale Gaetano Pieraccini, 4) open
24h - maximum height (outside).
North of the centre of Florence.
With 406 seats, of which 397 paying and 9 reserved for disabled people. Rates
from €0.50 per hour. Nearby there are the Meyer Hospital, the Careggi Hospital,
the Villa Medicea di Careggi, the Villa Medicea La Petraia, the Parish of Santo
Stefano in Pane.
We remind you that in the historic
center is active the service Florence - car sharing of Car2
Enjoy, AddumaCar, through which you can access the ZTL areas (see
near the station and known points), with which you can easily pick up and drop
off a car service. From August 1, 2017 is also active the service of Florence
bike sharing, accessible through the free APP for smartphone
Public transport in Florence
is managed by the companies
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