Trade relations between Italy and the United Kingdom stretch back well before the two nations formed their own independence and unification. That’s not to say things have always been easy, instead, various kings and queens of Britain’s past have often quarrelled with the papacy in Italy and dealt with varying levels of excommunication, which no doubt damaged relations.
However, following the unification of Italy in the 1800s, and Britain’s support for the change, relations have continued to go from strength to strength and today between 4 and 5 million UK tourists choose to visit Italy to take in its diverse and intriguing culture. Around 30,000 of those citizens enjoyed Italy so much they decided to call it home, and around 200,000 Italians have done likewise with the UK.
On top of this, over 7,000 Italian students choose to study at UK universities, making this the 4th biggest such occurrence in the EU. As such, it’s very common for parcels and letters to frequent these two borders, and no matter what you need to send, ParcelBroker has a solution ready for you. Before you get started, check out the common questions and answers below, to make sure you have the smoothest experience possible.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from Italy to the UK?
Seeing as both Italy and the UK are a part of the European Union, there is no need to deal with any customs when sending parcels. This makes the whole process usually very swift and straightforward.
How much does it cost to send a parcel to the UK from Italy?
The price of sending a parcel from Italy to the UK will depend greatly on the size and weight of the package itself. However, ParcelBroker is an expert in the field of parcel delivery across Europe and as such can offer delivery from as little as £18.52. If you require other services, such as express delivery or signed delivery, then we can cater for that as well and will give you a complete quote before you make your purchase
How should I address my parcel for delivery to the UK?
The entirety of the UK works on the same postage system, with a postcode of either 6 or 7 digits long. If you have any issues on knowing how to address the parcel, then here is a useful guide by Royal Mail.
What items can I send?
As with all other countries, there are a number of restrictions in place as to what items are allowed to cross the border from Italy to the UK. This includes aerosols, weapons, medical waste, counterfeit currency and goods, as well as certain spirits. For a more detailed list of what is allowed into the UK, check out this article here. If you require further assistance in deciding whether you are able to send a package to the UK, be sure to contact the UK customs office before placing your order with us.