.:. Due to a controversial verdict by a national jury, from July 26 to Septamber 16, 2012, the Area C congestion charge enforcement was temporarily suspended.
.:. The Area C has been enforced again
from September 17, 2012. Not too many believe that the Ecopass - a relatively recent entry in the Milanese city-style - is an ecological move.
Certainly, from January 2, 2008 driving a pre-Euro 4 car inside the central area enclosed by the ’Viali’ or ‘Bastioni’ is a costly business. .:. The single-day ticket is currently Euro 5, with no exceptions for foreing vehicles. It can be paid online through the
relevant website, though online payment is currently available in Italian only. .:. No ticket, instead, before 7:30am or after 7:30pm, and no ticket on Saturdays and Sundays.
.:. Since January 16, 2012, the rules have been updated, with residents enjoying less exceptions. The involved area inside the Bastioni has been called Area C, where C stands for Congestion Charge. .:. The City Council instructs on the current rules on the web, in
English, too. Some useful info can also be found
.:. The Area C congestion charge is usually not enforced in August and for the New Year festivities.
.:.Motorbikes and scooters do not need any tickets, and do not pay to enter the Area C. (Keep in mind, however, that Euro 0 motorbikes can not circulate anywhere in Milan.)
.:. Don't drive in the central area anyway! The "Sosta Milano" parking system - tickets to be bought at newstands and placed in
your car after "scratching" day and time, now gradually replaced by parking meters - is so
complicated and expensive
that if you really want to take the car, the best solution is to leave
it in one of the twenty or so guarded parking lots in the downtown area.
Among the most central are .:.Meravigli (Castle area), Via Camperio 4 .:.Velasca (Duomo area), Via Pantano 4 .:.Rinascente (Duomo area), Via Agnello .:.Augusto (Duomo area), Corso Europa 2 .:.Diaz (Duomo area), Piazza Diaz
Just in case, the phone number of the city police tow-away service is 02 77031,
then digit 2.
MILAN CITY TOURS
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The Last Supper?
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