Long live car free Lungomare! Naples Via Caracciolo and Via Partenope will remain a Pedestrian Zone.

After the success of Naples Special ZTL instituted for the occasion of America’s Cup, in terms of livability of the area, reduction of vehicle pollution and congestion, and on the proposal of the Mayor, the Administration and the multitude of citizens who sent in hundreds of suggestions for initiatives around the use of Lungomare Liberato, Comune di Napoli has decided to leave Via Caracciolo and Via Partenope a Pedestrian Zone.

And the Special ZTL? Now being called the ZTL del Mare, regardless of protests by business owners or the signs “Stop alla ZTL” posted in nearly every shop in Chiaia, the ZTL will remain in force for the next six months, but with some modifications and simplifications.

Starting Monday May 14th through November 30th, 2012, the ZTL del Mare will be in force Monday through Friday from 0830 to 1400. The first six months will be a temporary period during which time the provisions for the definitive project can be put in place.

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Perimeter of the ZTL del Mare

Via del Parco Margherita, Piazza Amedeo, Via Martucci, Via Riviera di Chiaia (exit from the ZTL in direction of Piedigrotta), Via Giordano Bruno, Piazza Sannazaro, Via Sannazaro, Via Caracciolo, Via Partenope, Via Nazario Sauro, Via Acton, Piazza Municipio, Via Toledo, Via San Liborio, Via Pasquale Scura, Vico Trinità delle Monache, Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Parking Area of Viale Dohrn

A service of the new ZTL del Mare, starting Saturday May 12th, the completely repaved Parcheggio di Viale Dohrn will open with 400 parking places. Entrance to the parking area is at Piazza Sannazzaro where Napolipark personnel will manage access. The new tariffs, which will also be valid for parking in the adjacent zone on Riviera di Chiaia are:

Monday through Friday from 0800 to 1400 – €3,00 flat rate
Monday through Friday from 1400 to 2000 – €3,00 flat rate
Monday through Friday from 0800 to 2000 – €4,00 flat rate
Evenings and Sat, Sun and Holidays – €1,50 for the first hour and €2,00 per hour after that

Other provisions of the ZTL del Mare

To make the Pedestrian Area more accessible, starting Saturday May 12th, new parking areas will be implemented in Piazza Vittoria on the side of Via Partenope.

To facilitate the direct passage of buses to the hotels on Lungomare and vehicles involved in loading/unloading goods, a no parking zone (with forced removal) will be instituted on the left side of Via Alessandro Dumas Padre. The right side of Via Alessandro Dumas Padre will become a taxi rank.

To improve traffic flow, the left side (direction of travel) of Via Piedigrotta and Largo Toretta will also become no-parking zones with forced removal starting May 14th, 2012.

Public Transportation 

Chiaia Funicolare Hours of Operation
Mon, Thu, and Sun – 0700 to 2400
Tues and Wed – 0700 to 2200
Fri and Sat – 0700 to 0200

ANM Bus lines serving the area
140, C24, E6 and 154