A few months back, in this article in the Washington Post by travel expert Chris Elliott, I talked about the issue of traffic tickets in “limited traffic zones” in Italian cities. When I shared the article and advice with my readers, one (M. Briglia) had these interesting comments about being cautious about where you park when pulling up to a city hotel:
I ultimately did get my situation resolved satisfactorily, and the resolution process actually worked more smoothly than I expected. The nice woman who handled my ticket resolution said that the proper procedure is for travelers to inquire of your hotel (before you leave for your trip) whether they are located in a limited traffic zone. If they are, they are supposed to submit your name and travel info into the municipal traffic system which issues the tickets, and your name should be cleared when any traffic infraction comes through. Travelers should make sure that this has been done upon check-in.