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Regulating Tourist Bus Access in Orvieto: LTZ BUS

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

If you're planning a trip to Orvieto, Italy and will be traveling by tourist bus, it's important to know the regulations and fees for parking and passenger drop-off and pick-up. This article outlines the details you need to know before arriving in Orvieto.

Starting from August 8th, 2016, the following tariff system will be applied for access and parking of tourist buses in the city of Orvieto:

A. Buses with Reservation at City Accommodations or Restaurants or Accompanied by Authorized Tour Guides

  1. €45.00/day with the possibility of parking at Piazza d’Armi (ex Caserma Piave)
  2. €25.00 with the possibility of parking for a maximum of 4 hours at Piazza d’Armi (ex Caserma Piave)
  3. €10.00/day with the possibility of dropping off and picking up passengers at Piazza d’Armi (ex Caserma Piave) or alternatively on the lateral lane of the Fiera parking lot and parking at Piazza della Pace (Orvieto Scalo)

B. Buses without Reservation at City Accommodations or Restaurants

€45.00/day with the possibility of parking at Piazza della Pace

Map indicating parking areas for tourist buses and areas for passenger drop-off/pick-up

Parking Procedures

Regulations for parking tourist buses in Piazza della Pace and Piazza d’Armi and for the drop-off and pick-up of passengers:

  1. PIAZZA D’ARMI – EX CASERMA PIAVE (HISTORICAL CENTER)

Available parking spots: 13 The use of this area is allowed for the following categories in possession of proper authorization:

A. Guests of accommodation and restaurant establishments

To incentivize economic activity in the city, all buses transporting guests of accommodation and restaurant establishments located within the territory of the Municipality of Orvieto have the right to access the ex Caserma Piave by paying the following tariff:

  • €45.00 for daily parking (24 hours) 
  • €25.00 for parking up to a maximum of 4 hours

B. Tour guides

To increase tourist groups and encourage cultural and tourist promotion of the city of Orvieto carried out by authorized tour guides of Umbria, the buses of accompanied tour groups with a tour guide regularly registered on the appropriate list have the right to access the ex Caserma Piave by paying the following tariff:

  • €45.00 for daily parking (24 hours)
  • €25.00 for parking up to a maximum of 4 hours

To use the above area, documentation attesting to the purchase of tourist services must be presented at the time of booking the bus spot.

Buses requesting authorization for a 4-hour stop must communicate the arrival and departure times during booking. This information will be included on the pass that must be displayed clearly and visibly on the front of the bus during parking. In the case of parking at different authorized times, the corresponding penalty provided by the current Highway Code will be applied.

Tourist buses of points A) and B) above, if the parking area is full, may drop off and pick up passengers at Piazza d’Armi ex Caserma Piave or alternatively on the lateral lane of the Fiera parking lot with parking at Piazza della Pace (Orvieto Scalo) at a rate of €10.00 (passenger loading and unloading fee). In any case, when booking a bus spot at Piazza d’Armi, priority will be given to 24-hour reservations.

  1. AREAS FOR PASSENGER DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP:

a. Piazza d’armi area b. Lateral lane of Fiera parking lot

All buses with tour groups in possession of proper reservations at city accommodation or restaurant establishments or accompanied by authorized tour guides may, upon obtaining 

authorization, drop off and pick up passengers at Piazza d’Armi or alternatively on the lateral lane of the Fiera parking lot, and park at Piazza della Pace in Orvieto Scalo at a discounted rate of €10.00 for every 24 hours.

To allow for the safe use of the passenger drop-off and pick-up areas, a maximum of three operations will be allowed simultaneously for each area. Therefore, at the time of the permit request, the operation times must be communicated. Passenger drop-off and pick-up operations cannot exceed 20 minutes. Each bus can only perform one operation of passenger drop-off and one operation of passenger pick-up, exclusively during the communicated hours.

Regulations for Permit Issuance

To book a bus spot at Piazza d’Armi or to obtain authorization for the drop-off and pick-up of passengers at Piazza d’Armi or the lateral lane of the Fiera parking lot, a complete request must be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including the following information:

  • Arrival date
  • Duration of stay
  • Requester's information and contact details (phone, email, fax)
  • Bus license plate (if available at the time of booking, otherwise, it can be communicated later, before the arrival date)
  • In the case of a 4-hour parking request at Piazza d’Armi, the bus arrival and departure times must be indicated.
  • In the case of a passenger drop-off and pick-up request, the operation times must be indicated.
  • In the case of a parking request for more than one day, the bus arrival and departure times must be indicated.

Incomplete requests will not be accepted. In addition, documentation attesting to the reservation of a tourist service in the City of Orvieto must be attached to the request.

The request must be made at least 5 business days before the event. Failure to comply with this deadline will result in the forfeiture of the right to book.

After verifying the availability of a bus spot in Piazza d’Armi or a passenger drop-off and pick-up location at Piazza d’Armi or the lateral lane of the Fiera parking lot for the requested date, the Parking Office of the Municipality of Orvieto will opt for the available parking spot or drop-off and pick-up area, communicate the option and simultaneously send the request for payment of the due fee.

The order confirmation must be received within 48 hours of receiving the communication from the Parking Office of the Municipality of Orvieto and must be accompanied by the advanced payment (attested with the submission of a copy of the bank transfer or receipt of payment) of the due amount.

If the order confirmation is not received within 48 hours, the option is considered forfeited.

Payment must be made by bank transfer to the account of Cassa di Risparmio di Orvieto, intestated to the Comune di Orvieto, with the following IBAN code: IT48W0622025710000002100103, and specifying "n. permit" as the reason.

Once the order confirmation and documentation attesting to the payment are received, the office will send the permit in digital PDF format, which must be visibly displayed on the front windshield of the bus throughout its stay in the city of Orvieto.

Piazza della Pace (Orvieto Scalo)

The daily fee for tourist bus parking in Piazza della Pace is €45.00, payable on-site.

Useful Contacts and Links

  • Online bookings
  • Regulations
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Call center: +39 0719207000

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