Removals to Italy
Find the right removals to Italy service at Removals.co.uk
Find the right removals to Italy service at Removals.co.uk
Finding the right removals to Italy service can be quite hard when you have to compare loads of removal companies. Removals.co.uk offers a removals to Italy service tailored to your requirements.
Moving to Italy
Italy is the third largest eurozone economy and the ninth largest in the world. While a major manufacturing nation, the service sector accounts for around two-thirds of the nation’s GDP. The country offers a great way of life for expats including an excellent climate, an exciting lifestyle, and some of Europe’s most scenic landscapes. Italy is one of the most popular expat destinations in Europe; almost six per cent of Italy’s population is made up of expats.
If you are joining Italy’s expat community, then you will be looking for an excellent international removals company that will move all your belongings to your new home safely and take all the stress out of the logistics of your relocation.
Shipping containers & Boxes to Italy
When shipping your items to Italy by container, there are three options: you can ship a full container load (FCL) in either a 40-foot or 20-foot container or share a container with other shipments heading for the same destination.
A 20-foot container has adequate capacity to transport the contents of a small two bedroom house or apartment while a 40-foot container can accommodate the contents of a four or five bedroom house and possibly including a car.
If you are loading a car, then you need to prepare the vehicle first. You should ensure it is cleaned inside to prevent any problems with customs; remove any personal items including any documentation; ensure the battery and alarm system are disconnected, and fold down the side mirrors. The car is then loaded onto the container via a flatbed truck and secured in place with wooden blocks and straps.
How Much Does It Cost to Send Shipping Containers to Italy?
The cost of sending shipping containers to Italy depends on several factors, including seasonal variations. Typical prices for the seaward part of the journey are:
• 20-foot container from Dover to Rome – £1,100 to £1,600
• 40-foot container from Dover to Rome – £1,300 to £1,800
You will need to add shipping from your UK address to the departure port and from the destination port to your new address in Italy. Transit times are typically three to five days.
Road Haulage to Italy
An alternative way of moving your furniture and other items is Italy is using road haulage. Transport routes from the UK to Italy are highly efficient, and with a good international removals company from the viewpoint of the customer, a house move from the UK to Italy is no more complicated than a house move to somewhere else in the UK. The truck and trained crew will arrive at your home and load your furniture, appliances and other items; they will even pack them for you. You will need to provide them with an insurance form and a cargo movement form, and they will then drive your goods all the way to your final destination in Italy crossing the English Channel by ferry.
Raul haulage is usually faster than container shipping. Typical on the road time to Italy is in the region of 28 hours; more if you are moving to or from the more remote locations. Most international removals companies will keep you updated on the progress of the journey which will be monitored by GPS.
Italy via Air Freight
If you want your items moved quickly, then shipping them by air freight is the fastest solution, though it is also the most expensive. Typically the cost of air freight to Italy is around five times higher than sea freight. Most people relocating to Italy reserve air freight for the items they need in the short term and choose a cheaper shipping option for those items that they are willing to wait a little time for.
What items can I ship to Italy?
You can ship household items and appliances, personal items, motor vehicles, bicycles, in fact, you can send most of your possessions. The only regulations on these are that you have paid VAT on them or they are over six months old. There are, however, certain items you can’t ship to Italy. These include anything that is unsafe to transport such as flammable products and weapons, fruit and food of any sort, pharmaceuticals, plants, tobacco, alcoholic drinks, and perfumes.
Your international removals company will be able to provide you with a comprehensive list of prohibited items. They are also listed on government websites. Do ensure that you stick to the rules as attempting to ship banned items and substances to Italy runs the risk of not only delaying your shipment but also landing you with a hefty fine.
Insurance on goods to Italy
While you might be tempted to try to save some money on your planned move to Italy, one thing you shouldn’t cut down on is insuring your goods while they are in transit to Italy. Most international shipments to Italy run smoothly with few if any problems, but from time to time things can go wrong. For instance, however, well your goods are packed in a shipping container, there is always the danger of very rough seas resulting in items moving around resulting in some damage.
Most reputable international removals companies will include optional insurance in their quotes, and you can also insure your items through a third party insurer so you can always shop around to find the best deal. You should also ensure that you have adequate insurance for your items after they have arrived and been unloaded, and speaking of insurance, make sure that you have adequate medical insurance too.
Removals from Italy back to the UK
If you are moving to Italy temporarily and intend to return to the UK sometime in the future, you will need to have the assurance that removals back to the UK are as easy as your original move there. Perhaps you are already planning to relocate back to the UK. Either way, there should be no problems; any international removals company can organise a return trip for your belongings. Removals.co.uk are experts at arranging house moves to and from Italy quickly and efficiently.
When moving to Italy, you need someone you can rely on to help you move, which is why we assign each and every removals to Italy customer their own dedicated removals coordinator who will be able to manage the move, offer a number of moving solutions, and be there to answer any questions there may be.
We believe that our prices for shipping and removals are very competitive, which is why if you receive a cheaper like for like quotation from any other professional removals company, in most cases we can beat it.
For total peace of mind, Removals.co.uk is part of the BAR, the Guild of Removers & Storers, Eurovan, and many more well-known industry organisations.