Historic center of Perugia (Italy): guidance solution for the restricted access parking area

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Project description Historic center of Perugia (Italy): guidance solution for the restricted access parking area

Control the volume of traffic income by improving the management of the parking spaces.

Perugia is the capital city of the Umbria region and a famous cultural and artistic center in Italy. Based on statistics from previous years, the Perugia province received the highest number of international tourist arrivals in the Umbria region with approximately 469 thousand visitors in 2016.

Like most old cities, Perugia’s streets were not designed for heavy traffic. Also, the limited parking spaces available and the large influx of tourists have made it difficult for both local residents and visitors to find parking spots.

End-to-end service

Saba Italy, a private parking management company, is managing 6 indoor parking facilities to address the parking demand. They also partnered with Fastprk for the installation of sensors in the historic center for restricted access parking exclusive for local residents. The sensors send parking occupancy data to 2 gateways which in turn transmit the data to the Fastprk cloud software that is integrated with a Fastprk panel system installed at the entrance of the city center. The panel shows real-time parking availability in order to help control the volume of incoming traffic. The data from the Fastprk sensors is combined with the other indoor parking systems and are visualized in a mobile parking app available for both Android and IOS users. The app was customized for Saba and the city of Perugia.

Fastprk’s parking management system uses wireless sensors that work on LoRa to detect the status of each parking space and send all occupancy information to a central management unit. The sensors have been proven to reach parking accuracy levels of more than 95% and can be deployed without repeaters for up to 500 meters, making them ideal for outdoor parking deployments. The Fastprk software can also be integrated with 3rd party systems, in this case, with Parkare and the Saba parking management system.

The tourism boom in a city can bring in additional revenues but it can also be a nuisance for the residents and tourists if it is not managed properly. The collaboration helped to ease some of the inconveniences by providing the real-time status of parking occupancy through the panel at the city entrance, which spares drivers from the hassle of driving all the way up the city center in vain search for a parking space, and by showing the nearest available parking spot through the mobile app.

This solution includes:

  1. Fastprk wireless and autonomous sensors
  2. Dynamic Message Signs
  3. Fastprk guidance application
  4. Device management

Parking solution to detect the availability of free parking spaces on and off-street.


  • Secured parking spaces for local residents.
  • Reduces time spent finding a parking space.
  • More sustainable tourism development.
  • Better traffic and visitor volume management.
  • Incremental revenues from parking and visitor arrivals.
  • Increased satisfaction for tourists and residents.

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