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Parking inFlorence

The whole of Florence (the center and the suburbs) is a restricted parking zone. The Center is also a ZTL which means that you can't even access it by car (with the exeption of evenings and Suday).

If you are visiting Florence only for a few hours or a few days there are a number of Car Parks you can use. Below some of them (please double check prices and times as these tends to change often). They are all located around the Historic Center:

S. M. NOVELLA TRAIN STATION

This is the one large parking lot within the city center, located below the central train station of Santa Maria Novella. Its location is convenient, but getting there isn't easy since the construction of a trolley system in Florence has meant construction zones all around the station. It is also one of the priciest lots in the city, designed to encourage very short stops.

Open daily 24 hours a day

RATES
2,00 euro for first hour or fraction thereof
2,00 euro for second hour or fraction thereof
3,00 euro for third hour or fraction thereof

5 day parking pass: 140,00 euro


FORTEZZA - FIERA

This is a large parking lot and is ideal if you are visiting Florence for a fair or a congress at the Fortezza da Basso or at the Congress center located nearby. The parking lot is also handy if you have to take a train at Florence central station that is within 10 minutes walking distance and it's cheaper than the train station one.

Open daily 24 hours a day

RATES
1,50 euro per hour or fraction thereof
1 day parking pass: 18,00 euro


PARTERRE

This large parking lot is located in Piazza della Libertà outside Florence ZTL along the main avenues. It has free bus shuttle services during holidays and to special events in Florence. The historical city center is within 20 minutes walking distance and 10 minutes by bus. Piazza San Marco is within 10 minutes walking distance.

Open daily 24 hours a day

RATES
1,50 euro per hour or fraction thereof
1 day parking pass: 18,00 euro


SANT'AMBORGIO

Sant'Ambrogio parking lot is located underneath the famous Florentine market of Sant'Ambrogio. It's located within 5 minutes walking distance from Piazza Santa Croce and about 10 minutes walking from the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.

Open daily 24 hours per day

RATES
From 1,00 to 1,50 euro per hour or fraction thereof


PIAZZA BECCARIA

This small parking lot is located underneath the old Beccaria door. It's located within walking distance from major Florence attractions. It's outside the ZTL area.

Open daily 24 hours a day

RATES
1,50 euro per hour or fraction thereof
1 day parking pass: 18,00 euro


OLTRARNO

This a small parking lot next to Porta Romana within the ancient walls of Florence. Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio are within 10 minutes walking distance, while the Duomo is about 20 minutes.

Open daily 24 hours a day

RATES
1,50 euro per hour or fraction thereof
1 day parking pass: 18,00 euro


VIALE EUROPA

This parking lot is located close to Firenze Sud Exit on the A1 Highway. You can take a bus and reach Florence city center in 15-20 minutes. It is handy if you want to park right off the highway and then get back to it. It is also a very cheap parking lot in Florence.

Open daily 24 hours a day

RATES
1,50 euro for 12 hours parking

GARAGES IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE

If you wish to park in the Historic Centre you will also find many car parks. They cost around 30/40 euros a day (or more). There will probably be one a few minutes walk from your apartment. Bear in mind that in entering the Historic Center in the forbidden times your car number plates will be caught on camera and you will be fine. However the Garage will be able to cancell the fine for you.

FREE PARKING

On the outskirts of the Historic Centre there is still a place where you can park for free (but then again before travelling please check that this is still true). Piazzale Michelangelo is a giant parking really, but it might be full so there is no garantee you will find a place and it is quite a long walk to the Centre anyway (or around 15 mins by bus).

Another alternative if you wish to park for free is to park in some village on the outskirt of Florence (such as Scandicci) and then take a bus or the Tranvia to travel to the center.

Always be aware that in Florence streets are cleaned regualarly (normally every other week). You must be careful not to park your car when cleaning is scheduled. Always check the signs or ask some locals (signs are not always easy to interpret).