Located at the heart of the Mediterranean, Italy shares open borders with France, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vatican City. With over 60 million people living there, it is the fourth most populated country in the EU, behind only Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
In the home of pasta, espresso and gondolas, a sizeable chunk of the British population enjoy soaking up the Italian sun, whether it is in historic Campania or bustling Rome. With so much on offer, sending parcels to Italy is in high demand. Whether it’s sending parcels to a business acquaintance, or something for the one you love, here at ParcelBroker, we can save you money when sending your parcels.
Whether you are sending an anniversary present to friends in Milan, birthday presents to loved ones in Venice, or maybe you have sold an item on eBay and the recipient is in Rome, we give you the options to send those all-important parcels safely and securely.
Economically, Italy is one of the most advanced countries in the world and as a manufacturer, the country is the second largest in Europe behind Germany. Italy has close links with UK goods, and for businesses who are thinking about expansion, the country is often seen as a gateway to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean markets.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from the UK to Italy?
As Italy is part of the European Union, there is no need to worry about having to deal with customs when you send a parcel from the UK to Italy. There will be some security checks, but this will be straightforward, as customs clearance isn’t needed, giving you the knowledge the parcels are sent as quickly as possible.
How much does it cost to send a parcel from the UK to Italy?
If you want to send a parcel to Italy, then ParcelBroker makes this a simple, affordable process. With rates starting at as little as £13.98, we can negotiate deals with couriers because of the trust and respect we have built with them. These savings are passed on to you as the customer making your delivery affordable and reliable.
How should I address my parcel for delivery to Italy?
Shipping to Italy is pretty straightforward when it comes to their addresses. There is a slight difference between Italian post and that found in the UK, and that is the need for a short province code after the city; similar to US states, they take the form of a two-letter abbreviation. An example of this would be RM for Rome.
|Parcel Weight||Post and mail||ParcelBroker||Savings|
|5kg||£36.95 +VAT||£16.86 +VAT||£20.09 Save 54%|
|10kg||£49.95 +VAT||£16.86 +VAT||£33.09 |
|20kg||£60.95 +VAT||£18.76 +VAT||£42.19 |
What items am I allowed to send to Italy?
As part of the European Union, Italy adheres to the regulations of the EU. This means that any meat and dairy which is from non-EU countries is prohibited, as are products of protected species listed under the Washington Convention. This includes reptile skin, tortoise shell and ivory. For more information on prohibited items, contact HM Revenue and Customs, and check out our prohibited list of goods that can’t be sent via our couriers.