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Regulating Tourist Bus Access in Taormina: LTZ BUS

28 February 2023
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Regulating Tourist Bus Access in Taormina: LTZ BUS

Visiting Taormina in Sicily, Italy, can be a great experience for tourists looking to explore its rich history and culture. However, navigating the city can be challenging, especially for those who arrive by bus.

This article aims to provide guidelines and information on the rules and fees for parking, stops, and checkpoints for tourist buses in Taormina.

The city of Taormina has implemented a Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL) to regulate and limit access to certain areas of the city center to reduce congestion and pollution. Tourist buses that enter this zone must pay a municipal fee and follow specific rules for parking, stops, and checkpoints.

Guidelines

Tourist buses must use only two designated parking areas, Lumbi in the north and Porta Catania in the south of Taormina. Drivers must pay parking fees based on the duration of their stay and the type of vehicle. In addition, buses must pay a municipal fee, called Ticket Comunale ZTL, of €40 for buses and €10 for minibusses. The payment of the Ticket Comunale can be made at the checkpoints in the parking areas.

Benefits

By regulating tourist buses' access and movement within the city, Taormina can minimize traffic and pollution, making the city more enjoyable for both tourists and locals.

Tourist bus parking

Tourist buses can only park in two designated areas in Taormina, the Lumbi parking area in the north and the Porta Catania parking area in the south. Lumbi parking area has 40 bus parking spots, and Porta Catania has 30 bus parking spots.

Tourist bus parking fees and opening hours

Below are the parking fees for tourist buses at Lumbi and Porta Catania parking areas.

Lumbi parking area, located in the north, has 40 bus parking spots and applies the following parking rates:

Bus parking rates at Lumbi parking area:

  • €60 within 5 hours
  • €70 within 12 hours
  • €80 within 24 hours
  • €50 per day after 24 hours
  • €30 for short stops for passenger boarding and disembarking All of the above rates are subject to an additional municipal fee of €40.

Minibus parking rates at Lumbi parking area:

  • €10 within 1 hour
  • €15 within 2 hours
  • €25 within 4 hours
  • €30 within 6 hours
  • €35 within 12 hours
  • €40 within 24 hours, plus €15 per day after 24 hours All of the above rates are subject to an additional municipal fee of €10.

The municipal fee can also be paid at the Lumbi parking area.

Porta Catania parking area, located in the south, applies the following parking rates:

Bus parking rates at Porta Catania parking area:

  • €70 within 3 hours
  • €80 within 4 hours
  • €90 within 8 hours
  • €100 within 12 hours
  • €110 within 24 hours
  • €30 for short stops for passenger boarding and disembarking All of the above rates are subject to an additional municipal fee of €40.

Minibus parking rates at Porta Catania parking area:

  • €15 within 1 hour
  • €20 within 2 hours
  • €30 within 4 hours
  • €35 within 6 hours
  • €40 within 12 hours
  • €45 within 24 hours, plus €20 per day after 24 hours All of the above rates are subject to an additional municipal fee of €10.

Tourist bus stops

The two designated parking areas, Lumbi and Porta Catania, are also the only authorized stops for tourist buses. Tourist buses cannot stop or park anywhere else in the city.

Tourist bus checkpoints

At the designated parking areas, Lumbi and Porta Catania, there are checkpoints where drivers can pay the municipal fee, Ticket Comunale ZTL, of €40 for buses and €10 for minibusses.

Conclusion

Tourist buses visiting Taormina must follow specific rules for parking, stops, and checkpoints. By adhering to these rules, tourists can help minimize traffic and pollution and make Taormina a more enjoyable city for everyone.

Contacts and useful information

For more information on tourist bus parking in Taormina, please contact:

  • Lumbi parking area: Tel. +39 0942-24345

  • Porta Catania parking area: Tel. +39 0942-620196


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