Historic Town Centers

Image of the city

  • Usable and orderly spaces
  • High parking space rotation
  • Selection and reduction of vehicle traffic
  • Enhancing the heritage
  • Balancing central and peripheral parking spaces

Historic Town Centers

Car Parks and Historic Town centres

In a program for developing and enhancing the environmental and cultural resources in the area, historic town centres are a fundamental resource and should be valued, making them more beautiful, more liveable and more welcoming, improving the provision of information and reception services.  

Limiting automobile traffic is a logical consequence and is an integral part of a policy for their recovery.

Historic urban spaces are limited resources which can be exhausted, with few opportunities for their modification without changing age-old values and balances that deserve to be safeguarded. In Italy there is roughly one car for every two people. Naturally even small urban centres are faced with a remarkable number of cars.

Moreover, the historic town centres attract tourists and host services and high-density cultural and commercial sites, adding an influx of non-resident cars wanting immediately available short-term parking spaces.

The paying car park system implements a reduction and filtering of traffic in the central area, with a more balanced use of central and peripheral car parks, with reduced and more widespread car traffic in a broader urban context.

Parking payment machines ensure a greater rotation of parking spaces, better parking opportunities at times of high usage or emergencies, as well as an efficient service available to citizens and tourists.