Milan bans cars for three days

Three-day ban after Christmas to fight Milan's pollution.

Milan is banning vehicles circulating in the city for three days, starting 28 December. The ban is from 10.00-16.00 each day.

To help inhabitants move around the city has introduced an all-day €1.50 public transport ticket.

There has been no rain in the north of Italy since the end of October which is one of the reasons that it is proving difficult to get the pollution levels down. The lack of rain is also having a detrimental effect on north Italy's ski-ing season. Lack of rain and higher than average  temperatures means that even artificial snow-making machines can not function.

Rome is introducing a similar ban on 28 and 29 December.