Sunday 16 May will be the last traffic free day in Rome until late in the summer. The areas of the city which will be closed to private traffic, including mopeds, will be the historic centre, Trastevere and the Esquilino. The traffic free days are held to encourage the Romans to enjoy the city on foot and bicycle and to increase awareness of traffic pollution.

The next traffic free day, a Europe-wide car free day, will be on Wednesday 22 September. It promises to be controversial, falling in the middle of the week when schools will have reopened and Rome will be getting back to normal after the long summer holidays.

The final car free Sunday of the year will be on 7 November.