|Dates and Standards - Region
For the years 2012-2015:
1 October to 31 March:
Petrol Euro 1,
Diesel Euro 3 or fitted with diesel particulate filter
2-stroke motorcycles & mopeds Euro 1,
Goods vehicles (M2, M3, N1, N2, N3) Euro 3 if not fitted with a certified diesel particulate filter.
Thursdays from 1 October to 30 November & January 7 to March 31:
Petrol Euro 4
Diesel Euro 3 or fitted with a particulate filter
Mopeds & motorcycles Euro 1
Car free Sundays, banning all private vehicles on the first Sunday of the month between October and March.
The measures operates from 08:30-18:30
There are also emergency measures following 7 consecutive days PM10 exceedence, see below.
Vehicles affected - Region
All vehicles, including motorcycles, during the winter.
What is the LEZ boundary - City
Larger map Key: Pale area is LEZ area, red roads exempted from the LEZ. List of roads and LEZ status (marked “Si” as in the LEZ and “No” as not)
In addition, these towns in the Reggio Emilia Province have LEZs: Cavriago, Correggio, Montecchio Emilia, Reggio nell´Emilia, Rubiera, San Martino in Rio, Sant´Ilario d´Enza. Please see our Emilia Romagna outside the cities page.
LEZ Road sign - Country
Has signs similar to this, a banned vehicle sign with the requirements below:
Need to Register? - Region
Foreign Vehicles? - Region
Retrofitting allowed? - Country
Retrofitting Summary - Country
Retrofitting a certified diesel particulate trap allows entry to the LEZ. For more information see our retrofitting section.
Hours of operation - Region
For the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
1 October to 31 March for the LEZ.
Every Thursday and the first Sunday of the month from 1 October to 30 November & January 7 to March 31.
Enforcement - Region
Penalty - Region
75-450€ (Regional Law)
National Scheme - Country
There is currently no Italian national scheme, but regional as well as individual city schemes.
As Emilia Romagna Province
Local name for an LEZ - Country
Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) or Limitazioni della circolazione, the general name for road restriction, also used for LEZs.
Further Information - Region
Air Quality programme for Emilia Romagna region, Emilia Romagna region Grants for cleaner vehicles
There are also the following emergency measures:
After 7 consecutive days exceedence in a province there will be a traffic ban for the following Sunday in the urban areas of the province concerned. If the exceedence remains for a further 7 days in another area of the region the block is extended to the entire region and other measures are also included (reduction of heating controls by 1 degree C, ban of biomass in open fires where another fuel is available, strengthening of controls).
Reggio Emilia website
For the Reggio Emilia Province comunes. Either click on the map, or choose a comune in the pull-down box underneath the words ‘Blocco del traffico’.