ZTL and Pedestrian Areas
If you are looking for parking in the centre of Trieste, there are a couple of things you need to know.
The first is that you must pay attention to the ZTLs. The centre of Trieste, in fact, has many limited traffic zones, which are divided into two types.
Type A ZTLs are areas reserved mainly for pedestrians. Only certain vehicles used for public or commercial activities may pass through them. Type B ZTLs, on the other hand, are reserved for the parking and transit of residents, but with the right permit they can also be crossed by doctors, the disabled, journalists and commercial agents.
In addition, there are many pedestrian areas where traffic is prohibited, with very few exceptions mostly reserved for vehicles used for public services.
We know how obnoxious it is to search for parking in a new city, with the anxiety of accidentally ending up in a LTZ. Therefore, before booking your parking space in Trieste city centre, we advise you to study well how these areas are distributed.
If you want to avoid completely the risk of crossing a ZTL, the best parking in the centre of Trieste is probably the SABA Trieste S. Giacomo. It is only a few minutes' walk from the city's main attractions and offers a 24-hour video surveillance service. So you can leave your car in a safe place and enjoy your stay in peace.
Alternatively, you could book a parking space at Saba Trieste Ospedale. Located not far from S. Giacomo, this garage will also allow you to park in the centre of Trieste without having to worry about the ZTL. As the name suggests, this parking garage is perfect for leaving your car near the Ospedale Maggiore, but not only. Its location is well connected to Corso Italia, Rimembranza Park, St. Just Cathedral and many other attractions. Within walking distance of the exit, then, are bus stops 5, 11, 19, A and D.
Well, then you might want to check out the or the Drivers Gilbe Torri D'Europa. Both offer convenient shuttle services that will allow you to easily reach the Port, knowing that you have left your car in a safe and supervised place. From Trieste Park, you can also move easily to and from the Station. Convenient, isn't it?
If you are planning your trip in advance, it is good to find out also about the costs. So, let's see together how much it costs to park in Trieste.
The city is divided into 4 price zones: Red, Yellow, Green and Lanterna zones. The prices of blue parking spaces in each zone are:
In the first three zones, you have to pay at least 30 minutes for a parking ticket. In the Lanterna zone, on the other hand, there is a minimum charge of 30 cents.
However, if you don't want to rely on chance, let's see how much the car parks in Trieste that you can book with Parclick cost.
The cheapest is the SABA Trieste Silos (remember? we mentioned it earlier). With us you can book a day pass for € 11.46. If you have to leave your car in Trieste for more than one day, it's like paying a little more than 50 cents per hour for a covered parking space in the city centre. Not bad, is it?
SABA Trieste Ospedale, SABA Trieste S. Giacomo, SABA Trieste Foro Ulpiano and Trieste Park, on the other hand, have daily passes with prices ranging from € 13.76 to € 15.48.
Finally, if you have to stay a long time, at Drivers Gilbe - Torri D'Europa you can book a 2-day pass for € 27.28.
So, if you were wondering where to park in Trieste, now you know everything you need to organise your trip. All you have to do is book your parking space with Parclick.
This way you can arrive safely and avoid going crazy in the traffic.
Look at the map, choose the car park that suits you, and book it in a couple of clicks. You're welcome!
The city of Trieste is the capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, overlooking the gulf of the same name in the northernmost part of the Adriatic Sea. It is located only a few kilometres from the border with Slovenia, straddling Italy and the Istrian peninsula.
Because of its location, Trieste has always been a hotly contested city since antiquity, passing from one domination to another; from the Romans to the Byzantines and from the Byzantines to the Franks, until it became a free port of the Austrian Empire in 1700. It would be necessary to wait until the early 1900s to observe the birth of irredentism in Trieste, which longed for the annexation of the city to Italy, a desire that would be realised in 1920 with the signing of the Treaty of Rapallo.
At the end of World War II, Trieste was occupied by Nazi Germany, which made it an area of war operations, carrying out severe repression on the inhabitants and turning the Risiera di San Sabba, which can be visited today as a National Monument and museum, into a prison and extermination camp for Italian and Slavic Jews and partisans, with crematoria operating at full capacity.
Nowadays, Trieste is a city of great commercial importance, given its location and its large port, which allow international trade of goods between Asian and Central and Eastern European markets.
Thanks to its history, Trieste is a crossroads of cultures and peoples. It is interesting to visit for its gastronomy and for the numerous architectures from different eras that can be admired throughout the historic centre.
First and foremost is the Cathedral of San Giusto, built in 1300 and located on the San Giusto hill, a few metres from the remains of the Roman forum and the castle-fortress of Frederick III. From the hill you can walk down to enter the Old Trieste, where you can admire the Tor Cucherna, the only one remaining of the ancient city walls, Riccardo's Arch and the Roman Theatre, brought to light in the 1930s.
Trieste is a city to be discovered, strictly on foot, because every corner hides a story and it seems as if every alley in the historic centre leads to a new place to visit, be it a church, a palace or a park.
Vehicle circulation in Trieste is also limited by different types of Limited Traffic Zones (ZTL). Type A ZTLs prohibit all categories of vehicles except for a few exceptions for emergency vehicles, law enforcement and loading and unloading, while Type B ZTLs allow access provided the corresponding permit has been applied for, and are temporary and delimited.
Then there are the Urban Pedestrian Areas, with an absolute ban on private vehicles. However, getting around without a car is not a problem, thanks to the more than 50 public transport lines serving the city, including the scenic 100-year old tram that links the city with the Opicina district and the maritime lines to Muggia, Grignano/Miramare, Duino and Sistiana.
However, as parking in Trieste is 'wild' and it is not difficult to see cars parked in no-parking zones, the best option is to look for a supervised car park, such as the Silos car park in Trieste!
With Parclick you can reserve in advance your parking space in Trieste, so you don't waste time and start visiting the city right away!