Parking in Florence

The medieval streets of Florence are not exactly ideal for the traffic demands of the 21st century and recent national and local initiatives to reduce traffic in the centre of Florence have included banning access of cars during working hours and increasing the charges on parking and the enforcement of these rather steep parking charges.

On this page you can find some helpful hints on how to navigate the laudable but restrictive traffic laws in Florence.

Parking information can be found in english on the website of Firenze Parcheggi. The site provides useful maps, that r Firenze Parcheggi, S.C.A.F. (for tourist buses mainly) and S.A.P. are the companies managing parking places in Florence. In most cases motorists must leave their car in a car park requiring payment. Parking areas are regulated by ZCS (Zona Controllo Sosta) or controlled parking zones, that provides a variety of different parking spaces: for residents, for workers living out of Florence and for occasional users.

The occasional users can park in the guarded parking places and also in the blue spaces marked with a ‘P’ for max two hours of from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. paying a rate. In ‘yellow’ paking places cars can be parked paying a low rate for the first 90 minutes but a much higher rate for each successive hour (around 5 Euros). Finally in the above ground guarded car parks there is a fixed cost for the first 2 hours and another (higher) for each successive hour.

From 7.30 p.m. to 7.30 a.m. it is possible to park in the ZCS overnight and in the ‘yellow’ parking spaces paying a special lower rate using the ‘gratta e sosta’ tickets available from various sales points. It is a special advance ticket parking scheme Scratch and Park, valid for both night and day parking and automated charging parking meters have been placed in seven points around the city. The automatic slot machines are in operation 24 hours a day and are situated in Via Jacopo da Diacceto, Viale G. Matteotti, Piazza Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, Piazzale Donatello, Piazza di Verzaia, Lungarno Torrigiani, Piazza Piave. Hotel’s guests can receive an even better deal with the “Scratch and park hotel tourist parking” available at the reception of most hotels. The price is Euro 8* for 24 hours parking in special areas.

There are also special rates for tourists at the Parcheggio del Parterre (Piazza della Libertà) e Parcheggio della Calza (Porta Romana): the rates are pre-fixed for 24 hours, overnight (6 p.m. to 9 a.m.) and for a week. Parking at the Parcheggio del Parterre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. will also give you the possibility of renting an electric car.

Useful Contacts:

Firenze Parcheggi
Tel: 055 5001994 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 055 5001994 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Tel: 055 363 362 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 055 363 362 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Tel: 055 3215 325 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 055 3215 325 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Commenti (2) | March 9, 2010

2 Responses to “Parking in Florence”

  1. joanne Takats Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 20:15

    On a recent visit in May to Frienz, we parked our van each day at Acquisto parking garage on Via Senese in Beylin area. Can you give us any info on reaching this garage to get a printout of our parking history. We received two parking tickets and have paid the rental company their fees but we do not understand the one summons we have received. It is written all in Italian so we don’t know how to resolve this situation. Any help would be appreciated even if you can give us somewhere to begin. thank you Joanne Takats

  2. chiarab Says:
    November 22nd, 2011 at 11:53

    Dear Joanne,
    my name is Chiara, unfortunately I have no information on Acquisto parking.
    I think the best solution is to write or to phone directly to Acquisto Parking in order to ask for someone who translates to you what is written.
    Have a look on your tickets, sometimes it is written a telephone number you can contact.
    Hope you manage to get in touch with them.

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