Moving to Italy
Wherever you’re moving to in Italy, whether a major city like Milan or Rome
or a secluded place in the countryside, our specialist team will take care of
everything to make sure your move goes smoothly and your goods arrive at
your new home safe and sound. Here at Arrowpak International we’ve been
moving people to and from Italy since 1979, and have the local knowledge,
contacts and skills to make sure your move goes smoothly - you couldn’t be in
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Italy is the fashion capital of Europe: the home of designer brands such as
Prada, Gucci, Armani, and dozens of others too numerous to mention.
As well as high fashion, Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than
any other country in the world, with 47 sites of global historical significance
dotted around the country.
Italy has everything, from chic holiday beaches on the Mediterranean and
Adriatic, to world-class ski resorts in the Dolomites and Alps. Add to that an
agreeable climate and sunshine for most of the year and it’s no wonder
Italians and visitors enjoy La Dolce Vita.
You can import any used personal effects and household goods to Italy
providing VAT has been paid in the EU. You will need a detailed inventory of
all items and a customs declaration form.
Electrical current is 220 or 225 volts, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are
You are welcome to take your dog or cat to Italy provided they are at least 3
months old and have been vaccinated against Rabies within 21 days of
moving. An EU pet Passport attesting valid rabies vaccination delivered by a
Government-approved vet in the UK or local veterinary inspector is required.
Regulations frequently change so it is advisable to check the latest situation before travelling. The team at Arrowpak will be happy to give advice about
transport and the shipment of domestic pets and more unusual animals.
Cars and motorcycles
Importing cars and motorcycles into Italy can be complicated so please ask
our specialist team for advice well in advance of your move.
Driving licences issued by an EU country are valid in Italy for an unlimited
period (subject to their normal renewal date) providing there are no
endorsements or suspensions, etc.
Holders of non-European licences may drive for up to one year, again
providing there are no endorsements, etc. After twelve months the Italian
theory and practical test will need to be passed to obtain a licence. Some
countries have reciprocal arrangements to exchange licences for their Italian
Italian embassy: www.conslondra.esteri.it
Customs info: italy.visahq.com/customs