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Driving to Florence

If you decide to come to Florence by car, the following information may prove useful as well as the section on Getting to Tuscany by car.

The area of greatest tourist interest coincides with the ZTL ("zona a traffico limitato"), a restricted traffic area controlled by a network of video cameras. If you need to get to pre-booked accommodation, inform the hotel in advance and they will pass on the details of your vehicle (number plate, etc.) to the local city police so that you can enter the restricted area without problems. Otherwise, you'll need to park outside of the ZTL and take a bus, taxi or walk into the restricted traffic area to reach your destination.


For information about the motorway network, tolls etc., visit the web site of Autostrade per l'Italia:


Read this article to understand what the ZTL is and why we recommend to stay clear of it when you can!


Where to park in Florence? This is one of the most often asked questions on our Forum - we've collected as much information as we could and try to keep this article on where to park in Florence updated.

Private Parking Garages

Would you like to park inside the ZTL area to be close to your hotel? To be closer to the main sights? Do you want to have the added security of leaving your car in a garage with an attendant and which is guarded 24 hours a day? Then we suggest you use a private garage for their convenience as well as added security.

Search for a private garage in Florence on Parclick: with easy map, it lets you identify the best private parking garage for you and then book it ahead of your arrival. In this way, you will know exactly where to go once you arrive in the city! You can also take advantage of savings for multiple days in this way.

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Author: Discover Tuscany Team


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