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Customs Information

Please make a moment to review customs information before shipping to Italy.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Italy

Important Information

  • Declared value

Customers are currently limited to a maximum declared value of 140€ / £120 / $100 USD for shipments entering Italy in order to avoid delays with customs clearance and additional duty and taxes being applied.  The declared value is for customs purposes only and does not affect the level of Send My Bag Complimentary Cover selected at the time of booking.  Further information is available on our FAQ page.

  • Sanitary Clearance

Please be aware that shipments containing foodstuffs, cosmetics, medications, or medical equipment will require sanitary clearance by Italian customs which the consignee will need to arrange with our courier partner by completing an additional form and paying them an additional fee of around 30-50€ (this is not covered by Send My Bag). As sanitary clearance also involves the shipment being physically inspected by customs, additional delays of around one week can be expected.

  • Duty Free Clearance not applicable to all shipments

Duty relief may only be granted to shipments considered as permanent imports for six months or more such as for relocation, study, returning residents who were studying or working abroad for more than six months, and where the relevant evidence is also provided.

 Unlike most other countries, Italian customs do not always consider temporary imports of personal effects such as those for a holiday or business trip, or the import of goods by returning residents who have been outside of Italy for less than six months, as tax exempt, customs will assess shipments on a case by case basis. If Italian customs assesses that duty and taxes are due, these will need to be paid by the receiver directly to our courier partner in Italy.

  • EORI Code (Non-Italian Citizens)

For consignees that do not have permanent residence in Italy, Send My Bag will apply for a “Temporary Fiscal Code” from the Italian customs service using an EORI submission which will allow shipments of Personal Effects to enter Italy duty-free providing they are entering Italy for 6 months or more due to work, study or relocation. This process usually takes c. 5 days from the date that the shipment enters customs in Italy. Shipments can then be released as soon as an EORI code is generated.

 Unfortunately Send My Bag are unable to apply for an EORI Code for holders of EU Passports, therefore if you hold dual nationality we would recommend you provide any non-EU passport held. For those who do not hold a non-EU passport, and therefore cannot obtain an EORI code, shipments will incur duty of around 30-50€ which will be billed upon delivery by the driver.

Documents Required (All customers)

All customers will be required to provide the documents below.  If the consignee is moving / relocating to Italy, or going there to study, they will also need to provide the relevant documents in those sections.

  • Passport

A copy of the consignee’s passport details page is required.

  • Italian Fiscal Code

Italian citizens and residents will need to provide their Italian Fiscal code (Codice Fiscale).

  • Flight Ticket

A copy of the consignee’s flight ticket dated within 12 months of the shipment's arrival in Italy is required.   This must show travel from the same country that the shipment is being sent from.  If the consignee has travelled in multiple journeys between the origin and Italy this is acceptable, and multiple flight tickets can be provided.

  • Customs form

Italian Customs require a short form to be completed for personal effects clearance.  This is done via your Send My Bag account after booking.

and if applicable

Returning Italian Citizens and Residents who were abroad for more than six months

  • Entry Stamp or Visa

Italian customs will require a copy of the entry stamp or visa from the country you had travelled to.

  • Proof of studying or working abroad

Customs will require evidence of living or studying abroad for 6 months or more such as an enrolment letter, job contract, or similar.  Utility bills and bank statement cannot be accepted.

Studying, relocating or moving to Italy to live (six months or more)

Shipments can be sent up to 3 months prior to the consignee’s arrival in Italy.

  • Visa or Fiscal Code

The consignee will need to provide a copy of their visa, or Italian Fiscal Code.

  • Proof of studying or working in Italy

Customs will require evidence that the consignee will be living or studying in Italy for 6 months or more such as an enrolment letter, job contract, or similar.  Utility bills and bank statement cannot be accepted.

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief non-generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.

More information is available on our customs information page.

Customs Clearance Time

Most shipments on this route will not be stopped by customs, however, when a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, impromptu inspection, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 5 working days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.

Shipping Gifts to Italy

Italian customs have a limit of €45 for shipments of gifts entering the country duty and tax free. Where shipments have a declared value exceeding €45, duty and taxes can be applied to the entire shipment's value.

Please be aware that shipments containing foodstuffs, cosmetics, medications, or medical equipment will require sanitary clearance by Italian customs which the consignee will need to arrange with our courier partner by completing an additional form and paying them an additional fee of around 30-50€ (this is not covered by Send My Bag).  As sanitary clearance also involves the shipment being physically inspected by customs, additional delays of around one week can be expected.

If a gift shipment is being sent to a military base, then a copy of the ID or passport of the receiver will be required.



Personal Effects Customs Clearance Italy

Important Information

  • Declared value

Customers are currently limited to a maximum declared value of 140€ / £120 / $100 USD for shipments entering Italy in order to avoid delays with customs clearance and additional duty and taxes being applied.  The declared value is for customs purposes only and does not affect the level of Send My Bag Complimentary Cover selected at the time of booking.  Further information is available on our FAQ page.

  • Sanitary Clearance

Please be aware that shipments containing foodstuffs, cosmetics, medications, or medical equipment will require sanitary clearance by Italian customs which the consignee will need to arrange with our courier partner by completing an additional form and paying them an additional fee of around 30-50€ (this is not covered by Send My Bag). As sanitary clearance also involves the shipment being physically inspected by customs, additional delays of around one week can be expected.

  • Duty Free Clearance not applicable to all shipments

Duty relief may only be granted to shipments considered as permanent imports for six months or more such as for relocation, study, returning residents who were studying or working abroad for more than six months, and where the relevant evidence is also provided.

 Unlike most other countries, Italian customs do not always consider temporary imports of personal effects such as those for a holiday or business trip, or the import of goods by returning residents who have been outside of Italy for less than six months, as tax exempt, customs will assess shipments on a case by case basis. If Italian customs assesses that duty and taxes are due, these will need to be paid by the receiver directly to our courier partner in Italy.

  • EORI Code (Non-Italian Citizens)

For consignees that do not have permanent residence in Italy, Send My Bag will apply for a “Temporary Fiscal Code” from the Italian customs service using an EORI submission which will allow shipments of Personal Effects to enter Italy duty-free providing they are entering Italy for 6 months or more due to work, study or relocation. This process usually takes c. 5 days from the date that the shipment enters customs in Italy. Shipments can then be released as soon as an EORI code is generated.

 Unfortunately Send My Bag are unable to apply for an EORI Code for holders of EU Passports, therefore if you hold dual nationality we would recommend you provide any non-EU passport held. For those who do not hold a non-EU passport, and therefore cannot obtain an EORI code, shipments will incur duty of around 30-50€ which will be billed upon delivery by the driver.

Documents Required (All customers)

All customers will be required to provide the documents below.  If the consignee is moving / relocating to Italy, or going there to study, they will also need to provide the relevant documents in those sections.

  • Passport

A copy of the consignee’s passport details page is required.

  • Italian Fiscal Code

Italian citizens and residents will need to provide their Italian Fiscal code (Codice Fiscale).

  • Flight Ticket

A copy of the consignee’s flight ticket dated within 12 months of the shipment's arrival in Italy is required.   This must show travel from the same country that the shipment is being sent from.  If the consignee has travelled in multiple journeys between the origin and Italy this is acceptable, and multiple flight tickets can be provided.

  • Customs form

Italian Customs require a short form to be completed for personal effects clearance.  This is done via your Send My Bag account after booking.

and if applicable

Returning Italian Citizens and Residents who were abroad for more than six months

  • Entry Stamp or Visa

Italian customs will require a copy of the entry stamp or visa from the country you had travelled to.

  • Proof of studying or working abroad

Customs will require evidence of living or studying abroad for 6 months or more such as an enrolment letter, job contract, or similar.  Utility bills and bank statement cannot be accepted.

Studying, relocating or moving to Italy to live (six months or more)

Shipments can be sent up to 3 months prior to the consignee’s arrival in Italy.

  • Visa or Fiscal Code

The consignee will need to provide a copy of their visa, or Italian Fiscal Code.

  • Proof of studying or working in Italy

Customs will require evidence that the consignee will be living or studying in Italy for 6 months or more such as an enrolment letter, job contract, or similar.  Utility bills and bank statement cannot be accepted.

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief non-generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.

More information is available on our customs information page.

Customs Clearance Time

Most shipments on this route will not be stopped by customs, however, when a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, impromptu inspection, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 5 working days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.

Shipping Gifts to Italy

Italian customs have a limit of €45 for shipments of gifts entering the country duty and tax free. Where shipments have a declared value exceeding €45, duty and taxes can be applied to the entire shipment's value.

Please be aware that shipments containing foodstuffs, cosmetics, medications, or medical equipment will require sanitary clearance by Italian customs which the consignee will need to arrange with our courier partner by completing an additional form and paying them an additional fee of around 30-50€ (this is not covered by Send My Bag).  As sanitary clearance also involves the shipment being physically inspected by customs, additional delays of around one week can be expected.

If a gift shipment is being sent to a military base, then a copy of the ID or passport of the receiver will be required.



Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items

With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in luggage, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Italy.

  • Airline Tickets;
  • Antiques;
  • Cheques;
  • Non-Prescription medications or pharmaceutical products from outside of the European Union;
  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items Excluded From Cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Italy.

  • Airline Tickets;
  • Antiques;
  • Cheques;
  • Non-Prescription medications or pharmaceutical products from outside of the European Union;
  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items Excluded From Cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Italy.

  • Airline Tickets;
  • Antiques;
  • Cheques;
  • Non-Prescription medications or pharmaceutical products from outside of the European Union;
  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items excluded from cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Italy.

  • Airline Tickets;
  • Antiques;
  • Cheques;
  • Non-Prescription medications or pharmaceutical products from outside of the European Union;
  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items excluded from cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

Why Ship to Italy?

Why Ship to Italy?

Whether you’re looking for a break away or hoping to relocate to Italy, you may find yourself needing some extra luggage. It can be expensive to lug around the heavy gear needed for an activity holiday or to take over a large number of personal possessions. Send My Bag can help you avoid costly airline baggage charges.

Send My Bag can pick up your ski gear or your heavy hiking gear and deliver it to your accommodation in Italy. This means you don’t have to think about checking bags in at the airport or waiting at luggage carousels. Nor will you have to carry heavy items around with you if you take the train across Europe. There are many other items that we can ship for you, such as camping gear, bikes or golf clubs. We aim to make your travel experience pleasurable and take the lug out of luggage!

It's not just travellers who need to transport several items to Italy. Many students choose to study in Italy for their full course or for just a term as part of a scheme like Erasmus. Or students might decide to spend their third year abroad teaching English in a school. Students will need to send several bags of their possessions to Italy in order to set up home abroad. This allows them to have many more of their things with them than if they only brought what they could check into the plane's hold (at considerable cost).

Send Luggage to Italy

Send Luggage to Italy

With Send My Bag you can send your luggage and boxes to Italy. You can save yourself a lot of stress and hassle by sending your possessions with Send My Bag. This will allow you to bring lots of your home comforts to make Italy feel a bit more like home. With your possessions taken care of, you can busy yourself with exploring your new surroundings. Send My Bag has numerous international routes, with great rates for each route, and you can pack up to 30 kg per item. To discover more about sending luggage to Italy, take a look at our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.

Removals to Italy

Removals to Italy

If you are moving to Italy to live there permanently or for a few years for work placement, you will have to look into international removals to Italy in order to transport all of your possessions. Before you have the movers take away your items, ensure that everything is carefully packaged so it won’t get damaged in transit. Use suitable packaging for your items and seal everything up well.

Student Shipping to Italy

Student Shipping to Italy

If moving to Italy to study, or for a third year abroad, you will need to bring lots of your things with you to help set up a home from home in your student accommodation. You will need textbooks for your course, or teaching materials if you are spending the year as a language assistant. And, you will need all the other everyday essentials, like clothes, CDs and DVDs. Top Italian universities you might decide to study at include Università di Bologna, Politecnico di Milano and Università di Roma. To find out more about student shipping to Italy visit our student shipping page and get your student discount.

Sending a Parcel to Italy

Sending a Parcel to Italy

You can easily send a parcel to Italy with Send My Bag. This way, friends and family can send you care packages or gifts. Or if you have left something behind, they can put it in a box and send it to you in Italy. You can easily send parcels internationally to Italy with Send My Bag. Make sure you use an appropriate box when sending a parcel to Italy and secure it well with tape so nothing gets damaged in transit. Also make yourself aware of rules relating to personal effects and brand new items. Find out more about how to send a parcel with Send My Bag and how to package your items.

Ways of Shipping to Italy

Ways of Shipping to Italy

If you are going to Italy for a skiing or golfing holiday, or if you are moving to Italy for work, you will need to transport items. You should look into the various options available for shipping to Italy. Some options will work better for you than others. There are several different options for international shipping to Italy.

Send Golf Clubs to Italy

Send Golf Clubs to Italy

Italy has lots of great golf clubs to choose from, such as Royal Park I Roveri, Biella and Castelconturbia. You can easily send golf clubs to Italy with Send My Bag. This will make your journey to Italy much more pleasant, since you won’t have to carry large golf bags with you or wait around at bag drop or luggage carousels. You will also avoid any oversized baggage fees from your airline. A game of golf is also so much more enjoyable if you are able to play using your own golf clubs, rather than borrowing some, so consider sending your golf clubs with Send My Bag. Make sure you find out more about how to send golf clubs and how best to parcel up your items.

Send your Skis to Italy

Send your Skis to Italy

Part of the Alps is located in Italy, which means that Italy has numerous skiing opportunities, such as Monterosa, Sestriere and Cortina d’Ampezzo. You can send your skis with Send My Bag. This means you won’t need to use rented skis when you are there. It is easy to send your skis, just make sure they are packaged up well and visit Send My Bag to find out how to book a collection. Have a look at our ski shipping information to learn about how to package your skis for transit safely and in line with courier regulations.

About Italy

About Italy

Italy is a wonderful travel destination full of history, culture, a rich heritage, beautiful scenery and amazing food and drink. It’s a perfect place to go for a cosmopolitan city break, a long relaxing holiday, an adventure holiday and even to live. With scorching temperatures in the summer months, it’s a beach and lake holiday hub. In the winter, when snow covers its mountains, it’s the place to be if you’re looking for an exhilarating ski holiday. In-between the peak seasons why not experience the real Italy by hiking or biking through its awe-inspiring countryside.

Italy has distinct seasons, with hot summers, cool and cold winters (depending on the region) and mild temperatures in spring and autumn. In Italy the main language spoken is Italian, but English is also popular. There is so much to see and do in Italy that it’s hard to know where to start!

The Italian Lakes, which include Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como and Lake Garda, are celebrity haunts and wonderful family holiday destinations - great if you like to get out and about and explore. If cities are more your thing, Rome is a must, being so full of history. Then you have wonderful Venice with its Grand Canals. Or how about the stylish fashion capital, Milan? And you must not forget the ancient city of Florence!

If you prefer getting out and about, put your hiking boots on or get on your bike and explore Italy’s wonderful countryside, from the picturesque region of Tuscany - a fine food hotbed - to the rugged Amalfi Coast with hiking and trekking around Cinque Terre. In winter you must not forget about the top ski resorts in Italy, including Cervinia, Passo Tonale, Livigno and Alagna.

Please explore this page further to find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Italy.

Other Ways of Shipping to Italy

Other Ways of Shipping to Italy

As well as sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Italy you could look into the following alternatives for shipping items internationally, especially if you need to send large, bulky items like furniture.

Air Freight to Italy

You could use air freight to send large items to Italy. It usually takes one to two days for items to be sent with air freight. It is a fast option but it can be expensive. The amount you pay depends on your shipment’s weight and its size. You will probably need to hire a customs agent to deal with customs clearance for you. And, you need to transport your items to and from the airport, somehow. Costs could, therefore, quickly add up. If you send internationally by air freight to Italy your items will likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Rome Fiumicino Airport, Milan Malpensa Airport or Bergamo Airport.

Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Italy

You could decide instead to use sea freight or container shipping to transport your possessions to Italy. If you don’t need your items straightaway, this could be the option for you, especially if you need to send something like a sofa or a chest of drawers. This option can be cheaper than air freight, but you will still need to hire a customs agent to help with customs clearance and will need to get your items to and from the ports. Your items will most likely arrive at one of the major sea ports in Italy, such as the Port of Genoa, the Port of Naples or the Port of Venice.

Shipping Goods to Italy

You must make yourself aware of the current customs rules when shipping goods to Italy. You should take into account any customs duties that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Italy, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited.  Take a look at the prohibited items and customs sections on this page for more information.