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Shipping costs to Italy

Shipping to Italy From Canada

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

11 - 17 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Italy

1 bed flat

£1,405 - £1,552
£5,619 - £6,209

3 bed house

£2,161 - £2,388

5 bed house

£3,242 - £3,582

Shipping Container Costs to Italy

If you’re dreaming of your new life in Italy, but worrying about how you’re going to transport your belongings there, you needn’t. You can ship your belongings over to the most common port Rome, where it can then be transported throughout Italy.

To help you make international moving easier, at MoveHub, we can put you in touch with the right moving company that will ensure your belongings get shipped to the right location, whether that’s Milan, Rome, Florence or Parma.

Different shipping options to Italy

Transporting personal belongings overland to Italy is completely feasible, but there is also the option of shipping goods by air and sea.

The former is incredibly useful if you need to get your stuff over in a hurry, but beware this convenience and quick service comes at a higher price.

However, if time is on your side you can book your belongings on a sea ship that is still likely to reach Italy within a week, depending on the amount you’re sending and from where.

As with all international shipping, you will benefit from the standard door-to-door delivery service, so whether you’re living in a major hub city like Rome or off the beaten track in Tuscany, you can have peace of mind your belongings will be dropped off at your new home.

Bringing items into Italy

As an EU country, those moving to Italy can also benefit from the freedom of movement of goods within EU countries for personal belongings. However, there are certain restricted items so familiarise yourself with the general list below, as well as checking on the Italian Customs website.

40ft Shipping Container

67 Cubic Meters | 12.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
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Price: £4,106 - £4,537

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20ft Shipping Container

33 Cubic Meters | 6.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 20ft Container

Price: £2,161 - £2,388

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Car Shipping Costs from Canada to Italy

In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.

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Car Shipped by Sea Freight

Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)

Base Price: £2161 - £2388

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £3,161 - £4,888

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Unusual Restricted Items



Aviary ornamental birds from countries affected by Avian influenza are not permitted



Cats, dogs and ferrets from the EU must carry pet passports and other appropriate documents

Meat and Milk Products


Meat and milk products as well as pet food containing animal products from non-EU countries are forbidden.



Medicine from outside the EU and EEA is prohibited.



Amounts in excess of €10,000

Products from Protected Species

Plant & Animal Products

All products and parts of plants and animals listed in CITES

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