International Moving to Italy
So you are moving from the USA to Italy and aren’t sure what to do next. One of the first decisions you will need to determine is how much of your personal effects you will be moving.
Did you know that the average home size is about two and a half times smaller than in the US? This makes balancing what you want to bring and what is practical even more important.
That is just one of the differences for anyone moving to Italy from the USA. There is also the difference in voltage for appliances..
Truth is, there are many factors to consider and as an international moving company with over 35 years experience moving household goods to Italy, we understand that there are plenty of options but our goal is provide you with a great rate and a stress free experience.
Moving Services for:
- Full Households/containers
- Partial Households
We not only have very competitive groupage rates for personal effects and other household items but we operate out of 5 locations: Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Savannah and New York.
Our international moving services to Italy provide domestic pick-up options or self delivery of your belongings. So whether you are moving from downtown Los Angeles or a small town in Pennsylvania, we can help.
Exporting, Importing, and Customs Info
Our moving services cover all aspects of the export process including customs clearance, documentation and transport to/from the departure warehouse. Upon arrival of your belongings, there are additional processes and destination fees for import.
Will I need to Pay Taxes and Duties?
In most cases, Italian customs allows a one time duty free import of goods as part of your international move to Italy, as long as you meet the following requirements:
- Items have been owned for at least a year
- You have lived in the country of origin more than 12 months
- The goods are at least 6 months old and have been used by you
When shipping household effects to Italy, you will need copies of your passport, a detailed inventory list (which your international shipper will ask for), proof of citizenship (if it applies), proof of residence, and a few more. These are the main forms.
If you do not qualify for the duty free import mentioned above, then expect to pay the standard duties and VAT in Italy. Duties range from 5-20% while VAT is 22% but they vary depending on your status and the condition of your cargo.
Schumacher Cargo’s international moving specialists can help you gather everything that you’ll need.
Italian Shipment Information
The Italian base ports we use are Genoa and La Spezia. However, those moving household goods to Italy have the options to also use other European ports.
We offer door to door services with final delivery to any address in Italy, even moving boxes and furniture to the following major destinations:
Major Cities in Italy we Ship Household Goods:
Ways to Move Household Goods to Italy
As mentioned at the beginning of this page, sometimes what you want to move does not always align with reality. For instance, if you are moving to Rome from the US and only have 200 cft (about 1 bedroom worth of goods), it would not make sense to book your own container.
So as consolidation experts, unless you can fill your own 40′ or 20′ with household goods, we can pair your goods with others also heading to Italy. This saves you money on both sides of the move! That example would be our shared container service.
However, for large family moves our moving services can also offer you your own container. Those shipping a vehicle to Italy as part of the move can also book their own container.
Now the last method is for those that want their belongings ASAP and don’t have that much. That would be our air freight service, however it does cost more.
Whichever service you need, Schumacher Cargo will be happy to help you move to Italy!