Postage to Italy

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International Tracked & Signed

Added peace of mind for sending important or valuable items
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked from end to end
  • Signature on delivery
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.10
Online from £ 6.10

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.00
Online from £ 8.00

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 9.25
Online from £ 9.05

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 9.25
Online from £ 9.05

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International Tracked

End-to-end tracking for peace of mind
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked from end to end
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

Visit International Tracked
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 7.32
Online from £ 7.32

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 9.60
Online from £ 9.60

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 11.10
Online from £ 10.86

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 11.10
Online from £ 10.86

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International Standard

An affordable service for everyday international mail
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 6-7 working days
  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.35
Online from £ 1.35

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 2.80
Online from £ 2.80

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 4.50
Online from £ 4.30

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 4.50
Online from £ 4.30

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International Economy

For heavier parcels that don't need to arrive in a hurry
Max 2kg

Features

  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Buy online and print the label at home, or go to a Post Office®

Delivery aims

  • Western Europe in up to 2 weeks
  • Eastern Europe in up to 5 weeks
  • North America in up to 6 weeks
  • South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks
  • Australia in up to 12 weeks
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Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 2.75
Online from £ 2.75

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 4.25
Online from £ 4.25

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 4.25
Online from £ 4.25

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You are responsible for checking postal restrictions and prohibitions for your destination.

There are rules about what Royal Mail will carry and each country has their own restrictions which may differ, so it’s important to check both.  

Can I send it to Italy?

Check our guide to Italy’s rules on some common items, and the full restrictions, below:

Don’t send 

  • Liquids over 1l 
  • Alcohol over 24% ABV (rum, whisky, vodka) 

(These are prohibited by Royal Mail

Check restrictions on 

  • Vegetables, fruit or nuts 

(Check the full Italy prohibitions and restrictions below) 

 

Send food items in their original manufacturer’s packaging if possible. 

Don’t send 

  • Liquids over 1l 

  • Aerosols 

  • Perfumes or aftershaves 

  • Nail varnish, polish or gel 

(These are all prohibited by Royal Mail

Do not send 

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 

(See the full Italy prohibitions and restrictions below) 

Don’t send 

  • Works of art, collectors' pieces or antiques 

(Check the full Italy prohibitions and restrictions below) 

 

Here is an indication of prohibited items for mailing to Italy. For further information, or further clarification please refer to the Italian Post website

Please also refer to the Universal Postal Union - UPU - prohibitions and restrictions full list.

You must not send any item addressed to a country in which the item is unlawful or prohibited. When an item is restricted you must comply with the restriction. Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary.

The information below is provided in good faith, but Royal Mail is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate. Business customers are strongly recommended to do this.

Please remember that Royal Mail also prohibits and restricts certain categories of items. For more information visit royalmail.com/prohibitedgoods

Prohibited items

Prohibited products are not permitted in the mail under any circumstances.

  • Lithium batteries and equipment containing lithium batteries
  • Coins, bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers’ cheques, platinum, gold or silver, whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuable articles
  • Live animals; animal products
  • Live animals
  • Meat and edible meat offal
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • Vegetable products
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • Mineral products
  • Ores, slag and ash
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • Products of the chemical or allied industries
  • Fertilisers
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes; polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
  • Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
  • Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques

 

Restricted items

  • Vegetable products
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices
  • Cereals
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
  • Mineral products
  • Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
  • Products of the chemical or allied industries
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • Organic chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
  • Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • Cork and articles of cork
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard and articles thereof
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • Footwear, headgear, umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding crops and parts thereof; prepared feathers and articles made therewith; artificial flowers; articles of human hair
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware
  • Ceramic products
  • Glass and glassware
  • Base metals and articles of base metal
  • Iron and steel
  • Articles of iron and steel
  • Aluminium and articles thereof
  • Lead and articles thereof
  • Zinc and articles thereof
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
  • Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers and parts and accessories of such articles
  • Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment
  • Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles
  • Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof

Important information

Currently, items leaving the UK for other EU countries do not require customs documentation, as we are all in the European Union Customs Union. 

If the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’, we expect items going to the EU to be treated the same way as items going elsewhere in the world. This means you’ll need to attach a customs declaration label to your package. 

If you buy postage online with Click & Drop the label will be generated automatically, and we will also send customs data in advance of your parcel. 

Alternatively, customs declaration labels are available online or in a Post Office® branch. 

  • For items with a value up to £270, you will need customs form CN22 (pdf, 232.35 KB)
  • For items with a value over £270, you will need customs form CN23 (pdf, 227.98 KB) and clear plastic wallet SP 126, also available at any Post Office® branch. 

Help with customs and sending items abroad

Remember to use the correct address format 

For Italian addresses:

  • The recipient’s surname is usually written before the first name
  • The door number is usually stated after the street name on the second line
  • The postcode is stated first on the third line, followed by the town, then the two-letter abbreviation of the province
  • Please write 'ITALY' in capital letters on the last line of the address

Example: 

 
Rossi Giovanni  

via Garibaldi 27 

47037 RIMINI RN 

ITALY 

 

Please write the addressee's mobile telephone number on your parcel, in case we need to contact them about their delivery.

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