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Send a Parcel to Italy

Ship to Italy from the UK from £7.19

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Posting to Italy?

The cheapest way to send a parcel to Italy from the UK is with Parcel2Go! We work with the best international couriers, such as Royal Mail, UPS and DPD, so you can trust your delivery to Italy will arrive safely and on time.

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Our Services and Postage to Italy

Starting from just £7.19, sending to Italy doesn’t mean blowing your budget. Choose between a variety of super economy and next day delivery services and track your parcel for free, every step of the way! 

Before You Ship to Italy

Whether you need a fast delivery or you’re in no rush at all, it’s still good to know Italy’s public holidays and non-working days (Saturday and Sunday) so you can avoid them. If you do choose to ship to Italy on these days, it could delay your parcel’s arrival.

Another issue that can delay your shipment to Italy from the UK is if your parcel gets held up at Italian Customs. We will send you all the documentation you need to avoid this but if it’s a good idea to check Italy’s customs regulations so you don’t send anything that’s prohibited from entering the country.

Whether you’re sending to Sicily or Rome, find the best courier service to Italy easily with Parcel2Go. Get a quote today.

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Our International Services to Italy

DPD Drop Off Europe
DPD Drop Off EuropeEst Delivery: Wed, 1 May

Parcelforce Worldwide - Euro Economy
Parcelforce Worldwide - Euro EconomyEst Delivery: Thu, 16 May

Evri Europe Standard Parcelshop
Evri Europe Standard ParcelshopEst Delivery: Wed, 8 May

Customs and Postage to Italy After Brexit

Because the UK is no longer in the EU, your delivery to Italy may be subject to additional charges such as EU VAT. Italy’s VAT rate is 22% of the total value of your shipment.

But there are exceptions to paying VAT when you send a parcel to Italy. For example, if the cost of the gift you’re sending plus the cost of postage is under the value of £39*/€45, you won’t be charged anything extra! Remember that this only counts if your item is sent from one individual to another.

If you’re sending from a business or directly from a marketplace such as Amazon, then you will need to pay any duties or charges required of your item - usually just the 22% EU VAT. Here’s more about shipping to Europe as a business sender.

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Our Top Tip

We include everything you need to know about shipping parcels to EU countries in our International Shipping Hub - including details on customs, documentation and more about sending gifts to the EU.


Italy Address Format

When addressing a shipment to Italy, don’t forget to include the province code after the city you’re sending to. This is just a 2 letter abbreviation, for example for Rome it would be ‘RM’. Find all Italian provinces here and here’s an example of how to address a parcel to Italy.

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Italy Prohibited Items

Before you send a parcel to Italy, you should know what items are restricted from being sent into the country. We include everything in our prohibited items list, and you can filter by your chosen courier too.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to send a parcel to Italy?

Parcel2Go offer the cheapest shipping from the UK to Italy from just £7.19. Or use Parcel2Go’s Royal Mail International Tracked service starting at £9!

You won’t find a cheaper price anywhere else.

How long does it take for a parcel to get from the UK to Italy?

Postage to Italy can take as little as 2 working days with our next day delivery services. Book now and have your parcel collected tomorrow and delivered the day after with DPD Air Express!

If you’re not in a rush or on a budget, our super economy delivery to Italy usually takes 8-13 days.

What can I not send to Italy?

Italy’s prohibited items include:

  • Any liquids, creams or wax

  • Deodorants or any aerosols

  • Drugs, even prescription or over the counter

  • Flowers or plants

  • Money, including banks cards as well as notes and coins

  • Perishable foods

  • Personal ID, such as passports or driving licence

  • Toy weapons or any toys containing batteries

You can find a full list of all restricted items and any items that cannot be covered for loss or damage in our prohibited items lists. Some couriers have their own restrictions, so make sure you filter the list by both ‘Italy’ and whichever courier you choose to ship with.