Rome's traffic-free Sunday changed

Original date clashed with marathon

Rome's traffic-free Sunday originally scheduled for 23 March has been brought forward to 16 March after the city realised that it would have clashed with the 20th edition of the Rome Marathon.

Traffic is now banned within the fascia verde (green belt) on Sunday 16 March from 07.30 to 12.30, and from 16.30 to 20.30.

The move is part of regional measures to curb air pollution and is the fourth “ecological Sunday” in the capital so far this year.

The ban includes vehicles with permits to access the city centre and limited traffic zones (ZTL). It excludes electric cars; petrol and diesel Euro 5 cars; Euro 2 and Euro 3 motorcycles; cars with special permits for disabled drivers.

For a full list of exempted vehicles see the city website.

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