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Every First Sunday of the month all museums are free in Rome.

FREE MUSEUMS ON SUNDAY MARCH 1st are SUSPENDED throughout Italy
The official communication of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. 

What to visit? Which museums are free? Here is the full list of free state and civic museums in Rome you can visit for free on the 1st Sunday of every month!

Free Museums in Rome, every first Sunday of the month

Before making a visit, it is best to call the museum to see if it is open.

The 'Musei gratuiti a Roma' event does not always include a visit to the exhibitions in progress, for which the special charge may remain in force.

 

List of free state museums offering free entrance 

MUSEUMS AND STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL sites

- Colosseo e Foro Romano / Palatino (ingresso contingentato)
- Museo nazionale Romano (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano)

- Galleria Borghese (sempre obbligatoria la prenotazione)

- Museo nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
- Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna
- Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi - Museo H.C. Andersen

- Galleria nazionale d'Arte Antica Palazzo Barberini
- Galleria nazionale d'Arte Antica Palazzo Corsini
- Galleria Spada

- Museo nazionale di Palazzo Venezia
- Museo nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo (ingresso contingentato)

- Museo nazionale d'Arte Orientale "G. Tucci" - Museo nazionale Preistorico Etnografico "L. Pigorini"
- Museo nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari
- Museo nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo
- Museo nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali
- Terme di Caracalla - Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
- Villa dei Quintili
- Santa Maria Nova sull'Appia Antica
- Villa di Livia a Prima Porta
- Area archeologica di Veio

- Scavi di Ostia Antica
- Museo Ostiense
- Castello di Giulio II
- Area archeologica del Porto di Traiano

- Villa Adriana a Tivoli
- Villa d'Este a Tivoli

Don't forget on the last Sunday the Vatican Museums are free! More info here.

On Sunday, February 23, #ViaLibera returns to Rome, from 10 to 18 from the city center and Prati. Some roads will be totally or partially closed to traffic and reserved for pedestrians and cyclists.

Between 10 and 18 the 15 km cycle-pedestrian circuit dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists will be active. Among the streets involved, via Cola di Rienzo, via Tiburtina (in San Lorenzo), viale delle Scienze, viale Università, viale Castro Pretorio and via San Martino della Battaglia, via XX Settembre, viale Manzoni, via Labicana, via dei Fori Imperiali (formerly pedestrian on Sunday 24h) and Largo Corrado Ricci, Via di San Gregorio, Via del Corso, Via Veneto, Largo Fellini and Via Bissolati.

For the partial pedestrianization of Piazza Venezia, always between 10 and 18 on Sunday the side of the square at Palazzo Venezia will become two-way. During the Via Libera there is a change of route for bus lines 16, 51, 52, 53, 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 71, 75, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 90, 118, 150, 160, 310, 492, 590, 649, 910, C3 and MA10.

SOURCE: ROMA TODAY



First Sunday of the month museums are free in Rome

Every First Sunday of the month all museums are free in Rome. FREE MUSEUMS ON SUNDAY MARCH 1st are SUSPENDED throughout ItalyThe official communication of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.  What to visit? Which museums are free? Here is the full list of free state and civic museums in Rome you can visit for free […]

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Rome, Sunday 23 February #vialibera: 15 km roads closed

On Sunday, February 23, #ViaLibera returns to Rome, from 10 to 18 from the city center and Prati. Some roads will be totally or partially closed to traffic and reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. Between 10 and 18 the 15 km cycle-pedestrian circuit dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists will be active. Among the streets involved, […]

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Free Vatican Museums on last Sunday of the Month

Last Sunday of the month Vatican Museums are free!!  The free entrance time is: 9:00 – 12:30 Closing 14:00. It’s not possible to make reservations for the free entry. The world’s largest art collections since they exhibit a huge collection of artwork accumulated over the centuries by the popes.  The museum was founded by Pope Julius […]

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Villa Borghese: Solidarity Run Saturday 29 February

Villa Borghese: The Solidarity Run is a marathon for everyone. On Saturday 29 February 2020, at 3.00 pm, in Piazzale del Pincio in Villa Borghese in Rome, ACSI, with the technical organization of ACSI Italia Atletica, organizes the first edition of the Solidarity Run, a non-competitive running event with a distance of 1.5 km. The […]

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Rome, Atac bus, metro and tram strike on Monday 24 February 2020

Rome, Atac buses, metros and trams are scheduled for a 24 hour strike on Monday 24 February 2020 Buses, trolleybuses, trams, subways and railways Rome-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Rome-Civitacastellana-Viterbo will be at risk. All Atac services will stop on Monday 24 February from 08:30 to 17:00 and from 20:00 at the end of the service. From […]

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Last Sunday of the month Vatican Museums are free!! 

The free entrance time is: 9:00 - 12:30 Closing 14:00. It's not possible to make reservations for the free entry.

The world's largest art collections since they exhibit a huge collection of artwork accumulated over the centuries by the popes.  The museum was founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century. The Vatican Museums are a must see at least once in a lifetime.

They are located in viale Vaticano in Rome, inside the Vatican City State, and are one of the largest collections of art in the world. The Sistine Chapel and the papal frescoes painted by Raffaello are part of the works that museum visitors can admire in their path.

The Vatican Museums, which occupy a large part of the vast Cortile del Belvedere, were visited in 2008 by 4,441,734 people, confirming themselves as the most visited "Italian" museum, although it should be remembered that it is not really such, being in a territory not belonging to the Italian Republic (in this sense the most visited Italian art museum is the Uffizi Gallery in Florence).

The art gallery is full of extraordinary works, by great masters: don't miss the Stefaneschi Triptych by Giotto, the Transfiguration by Raphael, the San Girolamo by Leonardo da Vinci and the Deposition by Caravaggio.

Famous for the Sistine chapel, the Museums also have many other unmissable attractions: starting from the structural and architectural elements of great charm. But what other works are contained in the Vatican Museums?

Source: Funweek Roma

Villa Borghese: The Solidarity Run is a marathon for everyone.

On Saturday 29 February 2020, at 3.00 pm, in Piazzale del Pincio in Villa Borghese in Rome, ACSI, with the technical organization of ACSI Italia Atletica, organizes the first edition of the Solidarity Run, a non-competitive running event with a distance of 1.5 km.

The Solidarity Run, Municipality of Rome and the Lazio Region, was born with the aim of raising funds for the non-profit organizations participating in the initiative. The registration fee (10 euros) will go to 50% for organizational expenses, and 50% to finance non-profit projects.

The event will be organized in a very simple way with the possibility for everyone to be able to spend a fun day in the name of solidarity. Precisely for this reason there will not be a shirt dedicated to the event, but ACSI will also make gadgets available in line with the objectives of sustainable development of the UN 2030 agenda. The same thing will happen with the participation medal that will be distributed to all those who cross the finish line.

Meeting in Piazzale del Pincio at 12.00pm. The departure, set at 15.00.

SOURCE: ROMA TODAY 

FACEBOOK PAGE: Solidarity Run

First Sunday of the month museums are free in Rome

Every First Sunday of the month all museums are free in Rome. FREE MUSEUMS ON SUNDAY MARCH 1st are SUSPENDED throughout ItalyThe official communication of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.  What to visit? Which museums are free? Here is the full list of free state and civic museums in Rome you can visit for free […]

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Rome, Sunday 23 February #vialibera: 15 km roads closed

On Sunday, February 23, #ViaLibera returns to Rome, from 10 to 18 from the city center and Prati. Some roads will be totally or partially closed to traffic and reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. Between 10 and 18 the 15 km cycle-pedestrian circuit dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists will be active. Among the streets involved, […]

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Free Vatican Museums on last Sunday of the Month

Last Sunday of the month Vatican Museums are free!!  The free entrance time is: 9:00 – 12:30 Closing 14:00. It’s not possible to make reservations for the free entry. The world’s largest art collections since they exhibit a huge collection of artwork accumulated over the centuries by the popes.  The museum was founded by Pope Julius […]

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Villa Borghese: Solidarity Run Saturday 29 February

Villa Borghese: The Solidarity Run is a marathon for everyone. On Saturday 29 February 2020, at 3.00 pm, in Piazzale del Pincio in Villa Borghese in Rome, ACSI, with the technical organization of ACSI Italia Atletica, organizes the first edition of the Solidarity Run, a non-competitive running event with a distance of 1.5 km. The […]

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Rome, Atac bus, metro and tram strike on Monday 24 February 2020

Rome, Atac buses, metros and trams are scheduled for a 24 hour strike on Monday 24 February 2020 Buses, trolleybuses, trams, subways and railways Rome-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Rome-Civitacastellana-Viterbo will be at risk. All Atac services will stop on Monday 24 February from 08:30 to 17:00 and from 20:00 at the end of the service. From […]

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Rome, Atac buses, metros and trams are scheduled for a 24 hour strike on Monday 24 February 2020

Buses, trolleybuses, trams, subways and railways Rome-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Rome-Civitacastellana-Viterbo will be at risk.

All Atac services will stop on Monday 24 February from 08:30 to 17:00 and from 20:00 at the end of the service. From the start of the strike, from 08:30 and 20:00 to the end of the service, no useful departure from the terminus or terminal stations must be made.

There will be no change to bus services provided by Roma TPL and Cotral, in the suburbs. Train services operated by Ferrovie dello Stato will be run as normal.

An agreement was not reached and so on 24 February therefore there will be a 24 hour Atac strike. After the announcement for February 3 and the intervention of the Prefect who forced the workers to block the protest, on February 13 there was a meeting between the company and employees but no agreement was found.

SOURCE: ROMA TODAY

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On Sunday, February 23, #ViaLibera returns to Rome, from 10 to 18 from the city center and Prati. Some roads will be totally or partially closed to traffic and reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. Between 10 and 18 the 15 km cycle-pedestrian circuit dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists will be active. Among the streets involved, […]

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Last Sunday of the month Vatican Museums are free!!  The free entrance time is: 9:00 – 12:30 Closing 14:00. It’s not possible to make reservations for the free entry. The world’s largest art collections since they exhibit a huge collection of artwork accumulated over the centuries by the popes.  The museum was founded by Pope Julius […]

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Villa Borghese: The Solidarity Run is a marathon for everyone. On Saturday 29 February 2020, at 3.00 pm, in Piazzale del Pincio in Villa Borghese in Rome, ACSI, with the technical organization of ACSI Italia Atletica, organizes the first edition of the Solidarity Run, a non-competitive running event with a distance of 1.5 km. The […]

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Here is the answer to the much asked question! The Vatican is the smallest state in the world but also one of the most famous. However, many do not know its history and wonder: why is the Vatican located in Rome?

The Vatican is a well known autonomous state, and also the smallest in the world, both in size and population. Officially born when signed by the Lateran Pacts in 1929, the Papal States have an ancient and fascinating history.

Why is the Vatican located in Rome?

The Vatican is on one of the hills of Rome; in ancient times it was an uncultivated and unhealthy area. However, according to Pliny the Elder, the humid climate that characterized the hill on the right side of the Tiber river favored the growth of a special plant: a magical holm oak. It is a legend, of course, which gives the place a certain charm. Agrippinia Maggiore then had gardens built there and later Nero built a private circus there. Where the Vatican stands today, the martyrs of the first Christians took place, among whom there was also Saint Peter, Jesus's apostle.

The legend has it that Saint Peter was buried in the same place where he was crucified, in the fourth century after Christ the basilica was built in his honor above his remains, by the will of Constantine. However, at the time, the remains of the Holy Apostle had not yet been found.

Where are the relics of St. Peter?

The location of the relics of the Prince of the Apostles remained a legend until 1950. In fact, on the initiative of Pope Pius XII - who also financed the operation, in 1940 research began on the remains of St. Peter under the Vatican. Archaeological excavations continued unabated - even during the Second World War - until 1949. A Roman necropolis was found in which numerous Christians and non-Christians were buried. In 1950, Pius XII himself announced the discovery of the bones of San Pietro. Fundamental were the studies of the archaeologist Margherita Guarducci who confirmed in 1965 the identification of the remains and the tomb that bore the epigraph in Greek "Pietro is here".


 

Civita di Bagnoregio, is a beautiful medieval town that was on my to-do list for a long time, so when I saw the event  I signed up. It’s not easy to get there by public transport and an organized day trip would be your easiest option.

I booked with Expats living in Rome because I was new in Rome and wanted to meet others. I made some good connections and friends.

 

The ride to Civita di Bagnoregio should take around 2 hours, including a short stop for the ones who smoke or would like to get breakfast and/or a coffee. The most of the ride we drove on the highway until we came close and the scenery began to change into green hills with sheeps and a farm every now and then.  

 

The city of Civita is known for its striking position on top of a plateau of crumbling volcanic tuff and has a view of the valley and the Tiber River. Unfortunately, the city is at further at risk, for example, the edges of the city collapse with some regularity as a result of erosion. Many buildings have fallen into the abyss in the past. The city is also much admired for its old-year-old architecture. There are about 7 people in winter and 100 in summer. Many famous actors and other celebrities have a cottage in Civita.

 

I looked around and saw people on the street everywhere which were bus loads of tourists.  It was February and a bit chilly but doable.  We were lucky that it was sunny it definitely completed the pictures.

We parked in Bagnoregio and from there you can walk to Civita, ti’s about a 15 minutes walk or you can take a small shuttle bus that will take you there in 3 minutes round trip shuttle costs €1 that you buy on the bus directly.  When we arrived to the top entrance can see Civita. This is when the tour started and you can listen and snap some photos of the beauty in front of you!

 

Connected by only 1 road and a bridge to Civita the dying town. A city on top of a hill in a green valley. Fact is that in the past there were more than 5 ways to reach the city. Unfortunately Civita is crumbling apart because of past earthquakes, climate change, etc.  Also the soil underneath the city consists of soft material.

 

Civita was founded more than 2500 years ago by Etruscans. Civita was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his youth house has long ago fallen from the edge of the cliff. By the 16th century Civita began to decline in size and the city was overshadowed by the former suburb of Bagnoregio. At the end of the 17th century, the bishop and the municipal authorities had to move to Bagnoregio because of a major earthquake that accelerated the deterioration of the old city. At that time the area was part of the papal states. In the 19th century the location of Civita changed into an island and the rate of erosion was accelerated when the layer of clay under the stone was reached in the area where today’s bridge is located. Bagnoregio continues as a small but prosperous city, while Civita became known in Italy as La città che muore (The Dying City). Recently, this city is very popular with tourists.

 

When walking up the path to the city you have an amazing view over the valley and the surroundings. It’s hard to imagine that the valley first didn’t exist. The climb is not that hard but for those that can’t walk up hills might struggle. You can go at your own pace of course.  When you finally arrive you can really see how big the valley is and how much damage there is already been made. A few years ago there was a church before the walls that collapsed.  

 

If you haven’t been to Bagnoregio yet it’s a must see!  #YITGDayTripfromRome

Source:  Your Italian Travel Guide


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Eurostar is going all the way to Rome! Rail firm bosses are eyeing route expansion to Italy, Spain and Portugal


Eurostar bosses are planning to run high-speed trains to  Italy, Spain and Portugal. Ministers are helping the company launch dozens of ‘seamless’ services from London to European cities and holiday destinations. Currently the furthest Eurostar takes passengers is the south of France – around 800 miles from London. Eurostar currently runs direct services to Paris, Marseille, Brussels and Rotterdam on a fleet of 27 trains travelling at around 180mph.

 

Mentioned to be added in the future is Bordeaux, Spain, Portugal, Geneva, Austria Switzerland, Italy, Switzerland and Frankfurt.  This will affect low-cost airlines as travellers will find this as a better option to traveling.

Check RailPass.com, for deals on Eurail passes, Europe travel information, maps, and more. 

 

Children up through age 11 can get a free Eurail pass when traveling with an adult Eurail passholder.  Up to 2 children can travel free for each adult passholder (ex: 2 paid adults will allow up to 4 children to travel at no cost). Choose at least 1 adult with the child when ordering. If there are more than 2 children per adult, we recommend getting a Youth Pass.

 

 

 


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Major cities worldwide are limiting transportation in their city centers as measures to reduce urban smog and air pollution. Rome is no exception to this. Information on the city’s official website and other resources can be unclear so we’ve devised this comprehensive guide to understanding Rome’s ZTL rules and how they apply to you.

The city of Rome has applied driving restrictions to the historic city center and outside rings surrounding it, including the neighborhoods of Trastevere, San Lorenzo and Testaccio. Each zone has special rules that apply. Certain zones restrict all vehicles from entering during designated hours, while other zones only apply to vehicles with higher emissions. 


How you will know you are about to enter a ZTL: 

When you are traveling down a road that will lead you into a ZTL, you may see a sign just before entering.

The days of the week and time restrictions are indicated on the sign.  On some signs, a vehicle symbol is included, indicating which vehicle type is restricted. 

 

In some cases you will find electronic signs that conveniently notify you of permissibilities.  They will indicate one of two possible messages: "Varco Attivo" or "Varco Non Attivo".

Varco attivo - zone is CLOSED.

Varco non attivo - is accessible.

 

Here is a breakdown of the individual zones that are affected: 

Centro Storico- The Historic Center 

The historic center is closed to all non-permitted drivers from 6:30-18:00 Monday through Friday and 23:00-3:00 Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, on Saturdays it is closed from 14:00-18:00. Two exclusions apply to weekday holidays and the month of August, when streets remain open to all during the nighttime ban between the hours of 23:00-3:00.

 

Annello Ferroviario- The Railway Ring 

From Monday through Friday, vehicles with the following emissions are prohibited from driving through this zone, anytime of day. Euro 0 (pre Euro 1), Euro 1, and Euro 2 (diesel and petrol). From November 1, 2019 Euro 3 diesel vehicles are now permitted to enter during restricted days.

 

Tridente- Trident 

There are no exceptions for non- permit holders; this zone is closed between the hours of 6:30-19:00 Monday through Friday and from 10:00- 19:00 on Saturdays, excluding public holidays. The prohibition applies to mopeds and motorcycles.

 

Fascia Verde- The Green Band 

Automobiles categorized with the following emission levels are not permitted anytime on weekdays, excluding weekday holidays: Euro 0 (Pre Euro 1), Euro 1, Euro 2 (diesel). Special restrictions apply to this zone and can be quite tricky to follow. Pollution levels are consistently monitored by the city and if levels rise above a certain threshold, there will be an advisory issued, restricting the access of other category vehicles. In many cases, the restriction is only applied to odd or even numbered license plates (in these other categories). Here is the explanation of how it works, per the city website:

 

Third day of advisory: The ban will extend to Euro 2 (petrol) cars and mopeds and motorcycles classified as Euro 0 or Euro 1 with 2, 3, or 4 wheels or with a 2 or 4 stroke engine from 7:30-20:30. 

Fifth day of advisory: The prohibition will extend to Euro 3 (diesel) vehicles from 7:30-10:30 and 16:30- 20:30. 

Eighth day of advisory: The limitation will then apply to all diesel vehicles classified with Euro 4, 5 and 6 emissions 7:30- 10:30 and 16:30- 20:30. 

The regular rules will be reapplied only once the advisory has been lifted. 

Understanding when the advisory is in effect is the tricky part. If you’re not regularly subscribing to Italian news, whatsapp group chats, or Facebook community circles, such as Expats Living in Rome, you may miss the advisory. It is always posted on the official website. Alternatively, some rely on GPS applications such as Waze and Google maps, that offer insight on ZTL traffic restrictions when they are specifically programmed to, however they are not always considered reliable.  It’s best to be vigilant and pay attention to the illuminated traffic signs to avoid penalty. 

Trastevere 

Driving is limited between the hours of 6:30- 10:00 everyday for unauthorized autos, excluding holidays. A nighttime ban is also observed between the hours of 21:30-3:00 on Fridays and Saturdays only, including holidays. The nighttime restrictions do not apply for the month of August. 

San Lorenzo 

Only a nighttime restriction applies in this neighborhood on Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 21:30-3:00, including holidays. From May to October, it is also active on Wednesday and Thursdays, including holidays. 

Testaccio 

Restrictions apply to all vehicles nocturnally between 23:00- 3:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, holidays excluded. Please note this restriction does not apply for the month of August. 

FAQs 

Who do the restrictions apply to? All vehicles, including foreign cars and rentals, with the exception of electric automobiles. Electric vehicles are permitted to circulate through all ZTL zones at anytime. Permission must be requested in writing to the email in this link.

Motorcycles and mopeds can be freely driven and parked within the ZTL zones at all hours. An exception is made for this exclusively in the zone marked Tridente. 

What should I do if my hotel is located in a ZTL area? If you are staying in a hotel that is inside of the ZTL areas, it is advisable to contact the hotel first to advise that you are driving there. They may request temporary access on your behalf. Arrange for them to copy you on their request, in case of future dispute. 

When do the restrictions not apply? Outside of the designated hours each zone is restricted and on Sundays and any weekday national holiday, although an exception applies to “Ecological Sundays” between the hours of 7:30-12:30 and 16:30- 20:30. These special Sundays are occasional, so it is best to observe the electronic traffic signs and the advisement from Romamobilita.it. 

Who is eligible for a permit? Residents in the ZTL zones of Centro Storico, Trastevere, San Lorenzo, and Testaccio, including residents who live on the perimeter roads: Piazza Dell’Emporio, Via B. Franklin, Via A. Manuzio, Via B. Franklin, and Lungotevere Testaccio- specifically from Via A. Manuzio to Piazza Dell’Emporio. Please note for residents in the neighborhoods of Trastevere, San Lorenzo, and Testaccio that are within the Annello Ferroviario area, certain restrictions may still apply during the weekdays and it is advised to gain a clear understanding of these as your permit application is approved. 

How can I apply for a permit? You may apply for an annual permit on the RomaMobilita website, via mail, fax, or in person at their offices. The cost will vary depending on your zone and vehicle type. 

What happens if I drive into a ZTL during restricted hours without a permit? Your license plate number will be captured on camera, cross-checked with the database of permit holders, then issued a fine to the address of the registered vehicle. Fines start off at around 100. Rental car companies will pass along these fines to the customer. 

What happens if I don’t pay my fine? If you’re an EU citizen then an Italian traffic penalty will be treated as if it were issued in your country of residency. If you’re a non EU citizen, you may expect to receive debt collection correspondence, as it is common for the Italian government to sell the debt to an international debt collection agency. It is unclear if these international outfits have the authority to report it to your country’s credit reporting agencies, additional research on your part is advised. If you were operating a rental vehicle at the time of the infraction, you might expect a deduction from your credit card on file with the rental company, in addition to their handling fee. 

How do I know what my car’s euro standard is? All vehicles registered in Europe include this information on the vehicle’s registration. 

For accurate and up-to-date information on how to apply for your permit, zone maps, and days and restrictions, please visit the official website Here you can also take a closer look at a defined map of each zone. 

 

Editor’s Note: last updated on 14 February 2020

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