Send a Parcel From Italy to UK

Send a Parcel from Italy to the UK from only £31.32

  • Safe and secure delivery from £31.32
  • Door to Door Delivery Options
  • Enhanced liability options*
  • Up to 50kg in weight per parcel
Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The UK and Italy have become closely connected through trade, tourism, and immigration. It is estimated somewhere in the region of 200,000 Italians have set up home in the UK - interestingly around 16,000 Italian students study at UK universities each year. Additionally, the UK imports around £24 billion worth of goods and services from Italy each year.

Because of this, a lot of post travels between these two countries. To send a parcel the short distance from Rome to London, or Milan to Liverpool couldn’t be easier with ParcelBroker. Because of our excellent connections with the major shipping companies, we are able to pass on considerable savings to our customers when sending parcels from Italy to the UK.


Benefit from ParcelBroker’s fast delivery service to send parcels from Italy to the UK. Compare rates on Italy to UK imports now, and enjoy 70% off of standard tariffs when you deliver with ParcelBroker.

*£25 Extended liability cover is included on all services with the option to purchase instant additional cover up to £1000.  Business users will also be invited to receive goods in transit insurance quotes for consignments exceeding £1000 in value prior to their goods being collected.

Import Parcels from Italy: Price Comparison by Parcel Weight

ParcelBroker’s service allows you to save cash on every kilo, helping you save up to 70% on standard shipping costs thanks to our partnerships with top international couriers which enable us to offer exclusive, discounted rates.

FedEx DHL TNT
0.5kg £65.74 £31.32 £35.09
1kg £76.38 £31.32 £35.09
5kg £108.54 £37.89 £35.09
10kg £117.17 £37.89 £35.09
15kg £130.11 £42.95 £37.62
20kg £143.06 £48.00 £37.74
25kg £151.14 £55.77 £40.50

Prices as of May 21, 2024

How to Send a Parcel From Italy to the UK

Shipping products from Italy to the UK is as simple as it is shipping to any other country by using ParcelBroker. Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Simply fill in the form provided with the weight and dimensions of your package to receive a fast quote.
  2. Next, compare our available services and select the one that best meets your requirements.
  3. You will then need to provide the collection and delivery addresses for your shipment, and if applicable, choose a preferred collection date.
  4. You can stay informed of your parcel's progress by utilising our dedicated tracking service. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about sending your parcel from Italy to the UK.

What is the Cheapest Option for Imports From Italy to the UK?

For a cost-effective method to send a parcel to the United Kingdom from Italy, consider using DHL. Although its price is affordable, DHL provides prompt delivery with tracking options, and with shipments to the UK typically arriving in 2-5 business days.  You also have the option to drop your parcel off at a nearby collection point or arrange for a pickup from your home, or another location that works for you.

Service Name: "DHL: Standard Import"

From £31.32 including £25 transit cover*

Why Import From Italy to the UK With ParcelBroker?

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40-60% Cheaper than Direct

Looking to send a parcel from Italy to the UK? Send with us and you’ll get the best rates.

We consolidate all our deliveries, allowing us to negotiate excellent prices that major carriers don’t offer when you go direct. We use fast, reliable and trusted delivery services for all our parcels to the UK.

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Exceptional Customer Service

Fed up with unreliable couriers? Every customer is important to us, and we make sure that whether you’re sending one parcel from Italy to the UK or a thousand, you’re completely satisfied with our service.

Speak directly with our team today.

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Simple Booking Process

Our booking process is straightforward and to the point, so you can get the services you need, when you need them. Simply choose the best rate for the service you need, fill in your details, and schedule your delivery from Italy to the UK - spend less time sending, and more time selling.

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Register in Under 1 Minute

Your time is valuable, so we don’t waste it with long registration forms. Get signed up with ParcelBroker today in less than 60 seconds, and benefit from low cost parcel delivery from Italy to the UK.

Important Information About UK Customs

When sending a parcel from Italy to the UK, there are international import regulations and UK-specific laws set by HM Revenue & Customs. As the recipient, it's important to be aware that you may be responsible for paying VAT, customs duty, or excise duty fees based on the contents of your parcel. At ParcelBroker, we understand the complexity of these regulations, which is why we offer a comprehensive service that takes care of most of the process for you. Trust us to handle the details of your parcel's journey, so you can focus on more important things.

Prohibited items - refer to goods that are illegal on an international level, as well as items specifically controlled by the UK border force. Different courier services may also have their own lists of prohibited and restricted items. To ensure a smooth shipping process, it's essential to confirm these lists before sending your package. Failing to comply with these regulations could result in significant delays or even the confiscation of your package.

Restricted items - must be accompanied by the correct paperwork, and all legal restrictions must be followed. Failure to comply with these regulations or provide accurate documentation can result in the seizure of your package.

Here is a list of items that are prohibited and restricted from entering the UK from Italy. View the Universal Postal Union’s full list of prohibited and restricted items.

Commonly Restricted items

  • Aerosols
  • Alcoholic beverages below 70% ABV
  • Batteries
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Electronic items
  • Food items
  • Lighters
  • Paints
  • Perfumes
  • Seeds and plants

Commonly Prohibited items

  • Alcoholic Beverages above 70%
  • Combustible Gases
  • Explosive materials
  • Firearms
  • Flammable materials
  • Meat products from a prohibition area
  • Narcotics
  • Food or plants grown outside the EU

Find more information on prohibited items here.

Shipping From Italy to the UK Post-Brexit

Sending a parcel from Italy to the UK post-Brexit requires compliance with new regulations and processes. As the UK is no longer part of the EU, shipments are now subject to customs clearance and may be subject to import taxes and duties. To send a parcel from Italy to the UK, it's important to provide accurate information about the contents and value of your shipment, as this will determine the applicable fees.

It's also essential to ensure that your parcel complies with UK regulations, which may include additional documentation or labelling requirements. At ParcelBroker, we understand the complexity of shipping post-Brexit and can help ensure that your parcel arrives safely and on time, while minimising any additional costs.

Italy to UK Import Checklist

You should follow all relevant rules and regulations when importing goods from Italy to the UK to avoid any complications. Here is a checklist that covers all the essentials for importing goods from Italy to the UK.

  • It's important to confirm that your parcel contents are not on the list of prohibited or restricted items in the UK, such as firearms, narcotics, and food or plants grown outside the EU.

  • You must declare the correct value of your goods when filling out the customs declaration form. This value determines the amount of customs duty and VAT you'll need to pay, which must be paid within 14 days of arrival.

  • It's also worth checking if your goods qualify for Inward Processing Relief (IPR) or Duty relief, which can help you avoid paying charges. You can find more information on IPR, VAT, and Duty on the HMRC website. At ParcelBroker, we can assist you in navigating these regulations and ensuring that your parcel is delivered safely and efficiently.

How Much Does UK Import Duty Cost From Italy?

When looking to send a parcel from Italy to the UK, it's important to understand the potential costs of import duty that you may incur. The amount and type of duty that you will be required to pay will depend on various factors, such as the nature and value of the goods being imported. For instance, if the value of your goods exceeds £39 (€45), you may be required to pay VAT charges before your parcel is delivered.

Moreover, if the value of your goods exceeds £135 (€154), you may also be liable for Customs Duty charges. Certain goods, such as alcohol, tobacco, and gambling activities, may also be subject to Excise Duty charges, with rates that vary depending on the type and quantity of items being imported. At ParcelBroker, we can help you navigate these regulations and provide you with accurate information about the potential costs of import duty for your parcel.

Canals of Venice, Italy

FAQs About Importing From Italy to the UK

How long does parcel delivery from Italy to the UK take?

Sending parcels from Italy to the UK is fast and easy thanks to excellent postal links. Many shipping companies can deliver to the UK within a few days, with delivery times not likely to exceed 5 days with any service.

Do I need to deal with customs when sending from Italy to the UK?

Yes, when sending a parcel from Italy to the UK post-Brexit, you will need to deal with customs clearance. As the UK is no longer part of the EU, shipments are now subject to customs checks, and you may be required to pay import taxes and duties. To ensure your parcel is delivered smoothly, it's important to provide accurate information about the contents and value of your shipment, as this will determine the applicable fees.

How should I address my parcel to the UK?

The standard address format in the UK is how parcels should be addressed when being sent from Italy:

Name of recipient

Company name (if applicable)

Building name (if applicable)

Number and name of street (in this order)

Name of locality (if needed for differentiation)

Name of town or city (preferably in all capital letters)

Postcode (preferably in all capital letters)

It is advisable to include a return address on the rear of the parcel if necessary and, if you are writing the address by hand, to ensure all lines are written in capital letters for clarity.

What are the import restrictions when sending parcels from Italy to the UK?

The UK now has its own set of regulations and import controls, which are independent of the EU. One of the main restrictions is the list of prohibited and restricted items. The UK prohibits the import of items such as firearms, explosives, illegal drugs, and counterfeit goods. Restricted items include products such as alcohol, tobacco, and certain food items, which may be subject to additional taxes and duties. Another important restriction is the value of the goods being imported. If the value of the goods exceeds £135, you may be required to pay customs duty, as well as VAT, which is payable on the total value of the goods and the shipping costs.

What items are prohibited from shipping to the UK from Italy?

There are a number of items banned from import into the UK. Most of these are consistent with the EU’s own banned list. Items banned for import include:

  • Endangered plants and animals
  • Rough diamonds
  • Food or plants that are diseased or were grown outside the EU.
  • Pirated media

Remember to check what you are planning to ship to the UK will definitely be allowed into the country before you send. The UK government’s page on banned items may be useful for this.

You should also be aware of ParcelBroker’s prohibited items, to ensure that you’re not sending any materials that aren’t permitted by our shipping policy.

Are there any other considerations for sending a parcel from Italy to the UK?

When shipping a parcel to the UK, you must be sure you can find a courier which can actually carry out the delivery. We have a tool which will list various couriers that can do the job and supply a quote for postage.

When providing the weight and dimensions of your parcel, it is vital you measure correctly. Inaccurate values could lead to hefty extra costs being incurred! Ensure your parcel is packaged as safely as possible, as if not, goods can get damaged during transport. You must keep all items tightly wrapped and secured, or there is a chance the item you are sending could become damaged.

Save Money Sending, with ParcelBroker

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At ParcelBroker, we pride ourselves on providing trustworthy international shipping at affordable prices. We ship to over 220 countries, working with the best couriers to help our customers send parcels safely. Whether it's a personal package for a friend or family member, or a business managing multiple shipments – Find out how ParcelBroker can help you.

Ratings and Reviews for Imports from Italy

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