Enticing visitors with its world-class food and wine, its breath-taking beaches and mountain ranges and its chic and historic city centres, Italy is at the top of many travellers’ must-visit lists. Let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to Italy so you can kick back and immerse yourself in il bel paese.
Customs: Due to Italy’s place within the EU, travel between other EU countries is fairly easy. However, meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets including dogs, cats and birds. Check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £29.99!
Shipping time: 3 working days
Flights: Flights to Italy usually take about two hours. Nearly all international airlines provide a service to Italy but flights from Africa or the Australasia and Pacific region usually involve at least one change. Major gateways include Rome, Milan, and Venice.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens are not required to have a visa to travel to Italy. Other nationalities however may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: Central European Time, GMT+1.
Packing for Italy
Whether you’re skiing or hitting the beach, be ready for sunshine. Don’t forget the essentials: sun cream, sunglasses and a hat. Long-sleeved shirts are also a good idea to help protect your arms. If you’re headed for a coastal resort, remember your swimming trunks, and check whether you’ll need a beach towel – not all accommodation will provide one. Be prepared for rainfall in some regions in the south, particularly on Sardinia and Sicily.
Ship your bike to Italy
It doesn’t get much better than a bicycle tour of Italy. You’ll love peddling through the Tuscan countryside and the rural regions of Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, and Maremma; for a bigger challenge, take on the Ciclopista del Sole, Italy’s first long-distance cycle route, which runs from the Austrian border to Rome to the coast of Lazio. With Luggage Mule’s Italy bike shipping service you’ll be able to hop on your own bike the moment you arrive – we’ll ship your bike to Italy for you, so all you have to worry about are those tough hill climbs and finding the best vineyards to stop at…
Ship your skis to Italy
Regarded as one of the world’s top alpine ski destinations, Italy boasts more than 300 ski resorts, including favourites such as Bormio, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Madonna di Campiglio and Val Gardena. With Luggage Mule’s Italy ski shipping service you can enjoy a hassle-free ski holiday with your own gear – we’ll ship your ski equipment to the Italian resort of your choice, allowing you travel stress-free and hit the slopes as soon as you arrive.
Whether you’re staying in a classic Italian Alps resort, zipping down The Fassa Valley in The Dolomites or exploring the ancient slopes of Mount Etna on Sicily, Luggage Mule’s ski shipping service will help you get the best out of your Italian skiing trip.
Ship your golfing gear to Italy
If you’re looking for scenic, sophisticated golf, Italy is the place. Take a break from Venice and play the Alberoni resort’s famous 9th hole, swing for glory in the south at San Domenico in Puglia, or enjoy a round at Menaggio & Cadenabbia near Lake Como. Let Luggage Mule handle your golf clubs – our Italy golf shipping service will send them direct to your resort, so you can breeze through the airport and play Italy’s superb courses with your own gear.
What to ship home from Italy
With designer clothes, fine wines and fabulous food in abundance, Italy is a shopper’s paradise. Head to Tuscany for legendary food and drink, from porcini mushrooms to Chianti wine. Art is another big pull for souvenir hunters, particularly in the artistic cities of Venice and Florence, while Rome and Milan are hotspots for fashion fans. Don’t miss the Via Condotti area in Rome for famous brands such as Cartier, Battistoni, Armani, Chanel, and Emporto. Whatever your interests, Luggage Mule’s 30kg allowance will give you plenty of space to pick up your perfect Italian souvenirs.