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Moving to Milan from the USA

Are you considering a life-changing move to Milan from the USA? The idea of living in the fashion capital of the world and savoring Italy’s rich culture is undoubtedly exciting. However, international relocation can be challenging. Fear not, as we’re here to guide you through the process with valuable insights and expert advice. Let’s explore everything you need to know about moving to Milan from the USA.

If you are already prepared, use our quote form at the top of the page and we can start shipping your household goods to Milan today.


Preparing for Your Journey

Obtaining the Correct Visa

Moving to Milan from the USA as an American expat requires a visa. Depending on your circumstances, you may need a tourist visa, work visa, or a residence permit. Start the application process well in advance to ensure a smooth transition. If you are originally an Italian citizen, you may still need to work with the Italian consulate. Visit the list of Italian Consulate Locations to find your nearest consulate who can help you navigate your situation.

Learning the Language

Italian is the official language in Milan. While many Milanese speak English, learning basic Italian phrases will help you integrate better into the local community and navigate daily life more easily.

Finding Accommodation

Securing accommodation is a top priority. Milan offers a variety of options, from city apartments to suburban homes. Research neighborhoods, consider your budget, and explore property listings. There are many different Italian sites to looks through such as,, and that can get you started.

Relocating to Milan with Your Household Goods

Those moving your household goods to Milan from the USA with Schumacher can know that we can ship from any city and state in the country. We have multiple departure ports so you will always have the best selection no matter which coast you need to ship from. Additionally, we have just as much experience shipping vehicles, so you can bring your favorite vehicle with you as well.

When shipping to Milan, containers enter through one of the following ports:

  • La Spezia
  • Genoa

Then from those ports, Schumacher moves your goods to your destination in Milan. If you need shipping to other destinations in Italy, visit the broader Moving to Italy page which covers the entire country.

Services for Shipping to Milan

When moving to Milan with Schumacher, we offer many different services for every circumstance. We have completed shipments to Milan since 1977 and are one of the only full services to this beautiful city.

Here is a list of a few of the different services and options when shipping to Milan:

  • Vehicle Shipping to Milan
  • Household Goods Moves to Milan
  • 20- and 40-Foot Containers to Milan
  • Consolidated Shipping Options
  • Full Packing and Wrapping
  • Documentations and Surveys
  • Door to Door
  • Port to Port
  • Full and Total Loss Insurance

How Much Does Moving to Milan Cost?

The price to move to Milan will change based on your details. Both the volume and origin of the goods play a large role in the overall cost. For example, a move to Milan from California vs a move to Milan from New York has different prices with the same amount of goods. Since there is a lot of variation, our representatives create custom quotes for each shipment. Fill out our Online Form or contact Schumacher today at 562-408-6677 to get a competitive rate!

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Schumacher Cargo Logistics utilizes insured, secured and bonded facilities. We provide warehousing, packing, crating, trucking and loading services out of our own warehouses here in the USA - Los Angeles, Houston, Savannah, Miami, New York, and New Jersey. All other worldwide destinations are covered by our affiliated organization member companies.