The Access Regulation (ZTL) of Modena covers part of the historic center.
There is also an access regulation in place called Modena.

Dates and details
During certain times no vehicles are allowed to enter the ZTL.

Vehicles affected
All vehicles, except bicycles, mopeds and electric vehicles.

Electric Vehicles

Residents or companies based in Modena only: electric vehicles are allowed to circulate in the ZTL at any time. They are also allowed to park for free in parking areas marked with blue stripes. They have to request a sticker and get registered here.
Areas with joined agreement in the Emilia Romagna Region are:
Bologna, Cesena, Faenza; Forlí, Imola, Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna and Reggio Emilia

Type of restriction
access regulation

Alternative transport

Public transport

Scheme Boundary
key: blue line is the boundary of the ZTL

Road Sign
Has signs similar to this, a banned vehicle sign with the requirements below:
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Need to Register?
If you need to enter the ZTL in Modena please call the toll free number 800 200 640 or get in touch with
Polizia Municipale - Ufficio Autorizzazioni
Via Galilei, 165
Telefono 059/2033192
Fax 059/2033908
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Foreign vehicles affected?
Are enforced

Hours of operation
Except bicycles and mopeds from Monday to Friday from 07:00 - 21:00 and Saturdays from 07:00 - 14:00.
Electric vehicles can enter from 07:00- 20:00.


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

National exemptions for all ZTL:
Categories stated by law: public transport, vehicles for disabled people with a registered disabled persons badge.

Specific exemptions:
Resident’s vehicles, private car park owners, public utilities, hotel guests, vehicles owned by shops or companies inside the ZTL, delivery goods, car sharing, home care, visiting doctors, night-time surveillance, artisans, funeral company, voluntary organizations.

Local exemptions:
We focus on our website on information for people from outside of town. There are also exemptions for local residents, businesses and other operators. Go to the website Accessibilita à centri storici for more detailed information, in Italian.

Tourists who have their hotel in the ZTL are advised to talk to the hotel about the ZTL, to avoid fines.

Special exemptions may be granted, if there is an important need to enter the ZTL when it is in operation. For example loading / unloading, couriers, commercial activities etc. Talk to the local police about it, contact details below.

Loading and unloading is allowed from 05:00 - 10:30 and 13:30 - 16:30 from Monday to Friday. Suppliers of food can also acces the ZTL on Sundays and public holidays from 08:30 to 10:30.

Local name for the scheme
Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) or Limitazioni della circolazione, the general name for all access regulation schemes, also used for Low Emission Zones.

Further Information
For further information about this scheme go to this useful website.

City website
Modena city website
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