There is also an access regulation called Bolzano - AR in place.

Dates and details
Petrol: Euro 2
Diesel: Euro 2
2nd October to 31st March Euro 2 2-stroke motorcycles and motorbikes are banned.

Petrol: Euro 2
Diesel: Euro 3 (PM)
2-stroke motorcycles & mopeds are banned, with and without catalyst.

There are no restrictions for lorries Euro 4+, light duty vehicles Euro 5+, natural gas, LPG, hybrid, electric, hydrogen fuel cell and 4-stroke motorcycles.

The schemes are not necessarily always in operation, see hours of operation below.

The standards are also in operation as an "Action Plan" after 30 days of high pollution – see hours of operation for more details.

Vehicles affected
All vehicles, including 2-stroke motorcycles

Scheme Boundary
In the LEZ:
Bolzano (Bozen) LEZ map

Road Sign
Has signs similar to the picture below, a banned vehicle sign with the requirements below:
Bolzano Low Emission Zone Road Sign

Need to Register?
Locals recieve a sticker indicating the Euro standard of the vehicle. Non-locals are required to show the car documents in case of a police check.
The table below shows the colour of the sticker indicates the traffic restriction for the vehicle with this sticker. The number/word on the sticker indicates the Euro standard.



Traffic restriction

No sticker

High emission

Euro 0, Euro 1 vehicles, motorcycles & mopeds

Measures from November 2007


High PM emissions

Euro 2 & 3 diesel vehicles without diesel particulate filter (dpf)

All cars Euro 4(PM)

Special measures from November 2007

Regular measures from November 2009

Partially reduced PM emissions

Euro 2, 3, 4 diesel cars with dpf retrofitted


Special measures from November 2009

Low emissions

Euro 2+ Petrol

LPG vehicles

Lorries with full dpf

Diesel cars with factory pdf fitted

All Euro 4+ vehicles


No restrictions

(green, yellow and red respectively)

Very low emissions

Natural gas and electric vehicles

No restrictions

Foreign vehicles affected?
Are enforced, non-locals are required to show the car documents in case of a police check.

Retrofitting allowed?

Retrofit Details
There is no retrofit allowed for the LEZs, but they are allowed for the Action Plan.

Hours of operation
In LEZs: Monday - Friday (except bank holidays) from 7:00–10:00 hours and from 16:00–19:00 hours
In pedestrian zones: 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

There are no restrictions for natural-gas-vehicles, LPG-vehicles, hybrid-vehicles, electric-vehicles, hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles and 4-stroke motorcycles.


Using the usual traffic regulations

National Scheme
There is currently no Italian national scheme, but regional as well as individual city schemes.

Bolzano exemptions

Local name for the scheme
Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) or Limitazioni della circolazione, the general name for road restriction, also used for LEZs. The German word Zone mit beschränktem Verkehr (VBZ) is also used in Bolzano/Bozen/Süd Tirol.

Further Information
In Italian; In German
To find out which Euro standard your (Bolzano) vehicle is, see here in Italian or here in German

City website
Bolzano (Bozen) Italian website
Bolzano (Bozen) German website
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