The Amalfi Coast Towns have had to impose new traffic rules due to the large number of tourists flooding the regions. The two single lane road, which was once a donkey track perched high on the cliffs hanging over into the sea is just not large enough to cope with the traffic, resulting in long queues in the summer.
The new rules will apply to the 35 km road between Vietri sul Mare and Positano.
During peak hours in peak season, drivers will have to obey a new alternate number plate system.
If your car’s number plate ends in an odd number, you will be able to access the road on odd number days. If your number plate ends in an even number, you will be able to access the road on even number days.
The system is modelled of the Pico y placa regulations in place in several congested Colombian cities.
The Amalfi regulations will apply from 10am to 6pm on weekends from mid-June 2022 through to the end of September 2022.
They will apply for all of August, and on Easter Holy Week holiday. Public buses, and taxis are exempt, as are residents of the 13 towns.
Anas – the authority which manages the roads – has also completely banned vehicles over 10.36 metres long. Caravans and vehicles with trailers will only be able to use the road between midnight and 6:30am.