We are planning a trip for someone in our family. Part of the trip would include parking in Florence near Santa Maria Novella train station. There is a private garage right across the station, Garage La Stazione. The garage seems to be inside zone B of the ZTL.
The driving instructions in the garage's web site include this sentence:
NOTE: at the beginning of Via Jacopo Da Diacceto there is a sign indicating a ban on driving older cars (Euro 1 and Euro 2); this does not stop you from reaching the garage.
The sign does not seem to mention the ZTL, though all the maps I find show that the ZTL zone starts there. In trying to clarify how the access to the ZTL zone works, and since I found references online that hotels and parkings can whitelist license plates, I sent an email to the garage. Their reply was
As far as the ZTL is concerned, we are outside so access to our parking is free. Remember to access our car park via Via Jacopo da Diacceto.
In searching, I found this comment on TripAdvisor (translated):
The entry route is: viale f.lli Rosselli - via Jacopo da Diacceto, at the end of which are the entrances to a private garage and the public underground car park; don't be impressed by the ZTL indications, those who stop at the car parks can ignore them.
So, what's going on exactly? Is Via Luigi Alamanni by the train station not in the ZTL? Is there some kind of exception over these streets that allows one to ignore the ZTL? Does the car's license plate need to be whitelisted by the parking garage?