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Regulating Tourist Bus Access in Padua: LTZ BUS

05 March 2023
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Regulating Tourist Bus Access in Padua: LTZ BUS

As a popular tourist destination in Italy, Padua attracts many visitors arriving by tour buses. To help tourists navigate the city and find suitable parking areas, this article provides useful information on parking fees, circulation, and how to get around in Padua.

Padua is a popular tourist destination in Italy, and many visitors arrive by tour buses. While the city does not impose ZTL (Limited Traffic Zone) fees on tourist buses, the main parking area, Piazza Isaac Rabin, has been partly closed due to construction work on the former Foro Boario building. Here are some useful information on where to park and how to get around in Padua.

Parking Fees and Options

The parking rates for tour buses in Padua are as follows:

  • From 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM: €15.00
  • From 2:01 PM to 12:00 AM: €15.00
  • Full day: €25.00

There are no ZTL fees.

For long-term parking, tour buses can use the following areas:

  • Piazzale Boschetti (paid parking with limited spaces)
  • Piazzale Centenario Club Ignoranti (free parking, preferably on weekdays and during daytime, subject to any scheduled events or concerts)
  • Capolinea Nord-Pontevigodarzere and Sud-Guizza tram stops (paid parking)

Short-Term Parking

Tour buses can park for short periods in via 58° Fanteria, on the side of the construction fence, for up to 20 buses. The driver must stay with the bus, and loading and unloading of passengers are prohibited. Two bus stops for loading and unloading passengers are located in front of the Foro Boario building, after the pedestrian crossing. Tour buses coming from Piazzale Santa Croce can reach Prato della Valle by taking Santa Maria in Vanzo, Via Cadorna, and Via Cavalletto, as access from Via Marghera to Prato della Valle is closed.

Long-Term Parking

For long-term parking, tour buses can use the following areas:

  • Piazzale Boschetti (paid parking with limited spaces)
  • Piazzale Centenario Club Ignoranti (free parking, preferably on weekdays and during daytime, subject to any scheduled events or concerts)
  • Capolinea Nord-Pontevigodarzere and Sud-Guizza tram stops (paid parking)

By following these tour bus routes for short and long-term parking, you can enjoy your visit to Prato della Valle and other attractions in Padua without worrying about parking.

Useful Information for Parking and Circulation

If you need to park your tour bus, here are some useful information to keep in mind:

Via 58° Fanteria

  • This area has a one-way traffic flow, entering from Prato della Valle towards the south, and can be used by both cars and buses.
  • There is a short-term parking area with the engine off, located on the side of the construction fence, for 15-20 tour buses. The driver must stay with the bus, and loading and unloading of passengers are prohibited.
  • Two bus stops for loading and unloading passengers are located in front of the Foro Boario building, after the pedestrian crossing. Tour buses coming from Piazzale Santa Croce can reach Prato della Valle by taking Santa Maria in Vanzo, Via Cadorna, and Via Cavalletto, as access from Via Marghera to Prato della Valle is closed.

Piazza Rabin

  • Due to construction work, the Piazza Rabin parking area has been partly closed. However, cars can still access it from Via Carducci.

How to Get There

If you're coming to Padua by tour bus, here's how to get there:

  • From the Venice-Milan (A4) highway, take the Padova Est exit if coming from Venice, or Padova Ovest if coming from Milan.
  • From the Bologna-Padova (A13) highway, take the Padova Sud exit.
  • To reach Piazza Y. Rabin, adjacent to Prato della Valle, enter Via Cinquantottesimo Fanteria from the tangenziali and follow the signs to Basilica del Santo and Prato della Valle.
  • To reach Piazzale Boschetti, located on Via Trieste, it's only a 5-minute walk from the Cappella degli Scrovegni and the Musei Civici Eremitani, and a 10-minute walk from the historic center.

Useful Links and Contacts

For more information, you can visit the official website, contact APSHOLDING, or check out the map of stops and parking areas.

Tour Bus Routes for Short and Long-Term Parking in Prato della Valle


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