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Cars  Congestion charge
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 into the central area enclosed by the ’Viali’ or ‘Bastioni’ has become a costly business.
.:. The single-day ticket is currently Euro 5, with no exceptions for foreing vehicles. It can be paid online, also through PayPal, at the relevant website, though online payment is currently available in Italian only.
.:. No ticket, instead, before 7:30am or after 7:30pm (after 6pm on Thursdays), 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.
.:. Euro 0 petrol cars and pre-Euro 4 diesel vehicles are not allowed into the center at all.

Motorbikes  Motorbikes and Scooters
Motorbikes and scooters do not need any tickets, and do not pay to enter the Area C. (Keep in mind, however, that you are not allowed to drive any Euro 0 motorbikes anywhere in Milan.)

Information  Take Note
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 being 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
.:. Garage Meravigli (Castello district), Via Camperio 4
.:. Garage Velasca (Duomo district), Via Pantano 4
.:. Garage Rinascente (Duomo district), Via Agnello
.:. Garage Augusto (Duomo district), Corso Europa 2
.:. Garage Diaz (Duomo district), Piazza Armando Diaz

Just in case, the phone number of the city police tow-away service is 02 77031, then digit 2.

CiaoMilano .:. Milano. Ecopass area
The congestion charge area enclosed by the ’Viali’ or ‘Bastioni’

The 'Sosta Milano' ticket
The 'Sosta Milano' ticket, gradually being replaced by parking meters


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