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Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide?
Purpose-built shipping boxes and materials provided
Trusted with your shipments for over 25 years
Pick your own dates for shipment delivery and collection
Spread the cost of your delivery by paying in instalments
We handle the Italy customs clearance process
Send boxes and bags to Italy using our trusted shipping services
Italy is a boot-shaped country in Southern Europe best known for its delicious cuisine and passionate people. From the timeless allure of Rome's Colosseum to the romantic waterways of Venice, it's easy to see why visitors flock yearly. Discover ancient sites, beautiful art, and landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Vatican City.
Whether travelling to Italy for a few months, beginning a new job or starting university, you'll want as many home possessions as possible. That's where our international delivery experts come in. Our boxes and bags shipping service includes most towns and cities across Italy. Popular destinations include major cities Rome, Venice, Naples, Verona, Florence and Milan.
With over 25 years of experience sending personal belongings overseas, our services simplify the luggage delivery process. Our worldwide network of depots and multilingual customer service team make us the top choice among international shipping companies.
We make shipping to Italy from Canada stress-free
We've designed our shipping services to be as straightforward as possible. In other words, our overseas delivery experts handle the boring logistics, so you don't have to! Simply book our services online, pack your possessions, and complete your online documents. We'll come to your door, collect your shipment and handle customs and delivery to your new address in Italy.
Read below for more reasons why our worldwide delivery services make your life easier:
- Complimentary storage services: enjoy two weeks of free storage services for your shipment at one of our secure depots in your origin country.
- No hidden fees: since we control a worldwide network of depots, we provide a door-to-door collection and delivery service. Get a free instant quote now for a transparent cost breakdown with no surprise costs.
- Pay in stages: we won't ask for the full amount upfront. Instead, you make several payments across your shipment's journey to Italy.
- We deal with customs in Italy: we clear your shipment through customs thanks to our in-depth local knowledge. All you need to do is pack your possessions and complete your online documents.
- Friendly customer service: our multilingual customer service team is happy to offer advice and answer questions about boxes and bags delivery around the clock.
Shipping from Canada to Italy 5 easy steps
Free online quick quote
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised delivery cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.
Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.
Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty shipping boxes, ready for you to fill.
We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll transport your shipment to Italy.
Delivered to your address
Our team will clear your goods through customs and deliver them safely to your new home.
We can provide robust shipping boxes to Italy
Our international shipping company can provide sturdy boxes to protect your possessions. Made from double-walled, chemically-strengthened cardboard, our most popular containers are Large and Standard. See below for the exact dimensions. It's a good idea to overestimate how many you need. We'll then collect any unused boxes that remain in brand-new condition for free.
Specially-shaped containers made from the same high-quality materials are available for instruments and sports equipment. Wrap them securely, and we'll box them at our nearest depot.
You can use your own containers. But please avoid laundry bags, plastic crates, used food boxes and bin liners. Such containers are liable to break and damage the rest of your shipment when sending them overseas.
61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches
Best for sending:
- Sports equipment
51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches
Best for sending:
- Files and papers
- Children's toys
Sending belongings to Italy: customs information
Our delivery experts take care of customs inspections in Italy for you. But there are some things you should be aware of.
Like all nations, Italy has country-specific restrictions on certain goods to protect its people and the environment. As you pack, please check out our Prohibited Goods page to avoid unwanted delays or fines.
Log into your Seven Seas Worldwide account and complete the following documents:
- An inventory listing every item you're sending to Italy. Italian customs officials will see this, so accuracy is a must.
- Optional insurance forms for extra cover in the rare chance your goods become lost or damaged.
- Colour scans of the shipment owner's passport picture and signature pages.
European Union (EU) members can import used personal belongings to Italy tax-free. Under certain conditions, non-EU members can do the same. Conditions include how old your possessions are and how long you have lived outside Italy. Please note: your local customs office in Italy may ask that the shipment owner be present before their belongings arrive.
Our multilingual customer service is available 24/7 if you need help at any stage of the delivery journey.
Our delivery experts take care of customs inspections in Italy for you.
FAQs about sending boxes and bags to Italy
With over 25 years of experience sending luggage internationally, our services simplify the whole delivery process.
Follow these steps:
- Get a full cost breakdown for our services in just a few clicks using our free instant quote tool. Then, make an order, pay the holding deposit and select a date so we can drop off any requested packing materials.
- Pack your possessions and complete your online documents. Then, choose a date so we can collect your delivery shipment.
- After you've made your Shipping and Transportation payment, we'll send your things to Italy and clear them through customs.
Shipping from Canada to Italy takes 151 days via our boxes and bags delivery service. Transit time begins when you pay your Shipping and Transportation fee and ends when your belongings arrive at the destination port.
You can send most things you use at home to Italy with our boxes and bags delivery service. Plus, specially-shaped goods, like guitars and skis.
All countries worldwide have a list of restricted items to protect their citizens and the environment. Please check our Prohibited Goods page for the most up-to-date information as you pack.
EU members may import used personal belongings to Italy at no extra cost. Non-EU members can do the same depending on how old your belongings are and how long you've lived outside Italy.
Since we own and operate a global network of depots, we're able to control costs. But rates depend on your needs. Factors include your shipment size, chosen service and origin and destination locations. Use our instant free quote tool for a cost breakdown specific to your delivery needs.
All shipping and air routes are predefined to ensure your goods arrive in Italy via the most efficient delivery method possible.
How long does luggage delivery to Italy from Canada take?*
Sending by sea
*estimated transit times dependent on global shipping circumstances
Tips for packing your shipment to send to Italy
Secure your boxes:
Gather all your packing materials together, like parcel tape and a knife. Secure your box's base by folding in the small flaps, then the large flaps and sealing them with three layers of overlapping parcel tape.
Cover exposed edges with more tape, then wrap around the base of your box. Once your container's full, seal the lid in the same manner.
Be careful with fragile goods:
Use bubble wrap on every item and at least two layers for delicate or valuable goods. Place heavy items along the bottom of your box and lighter things above and away from the sides.
Fill gaps with cushioning materials like packing paper or towels. Gently shake your container. If you hear a sound, add more soft materials till it stops.
Fill in your inventory:
Log in to your online account and complete your inventory — a list of every item you're sending to Italy. Customs officials will ask to see it, so please ensure accuracy.
With a marker pen, write the job number, box number, and shipment owner's destination country and city on two sides of every container. Double-check with your inventory as you write to ensure all details match.
Prepare for collection day:
For the safety of you and our driver, the weight limit of each container is 30kg/66lbs. Weigh all boxes, bags and suitcases individually on bathroom scales. If one goes over the limit, take out some items and place them in a lighter container.
For a happy collection day, move everything you're sending as close to your building's entrance as possible the evening before.
I fell in love with Seven Seas Worldwide's services when I moved to Italy to study. The service is one of the best, with time-specific collection and delivery slots. In other cities, you may need to take a day off to do that. The move was smoother and faster than expected. I also love that there is a multilingual phone helpline. There is also clear guidance on what to do if you need to apply for customs clearance.Natthaphong
Must-see attractions in Italy
Italy is one of the most popular destinations in the world thanks to an enchanting blend of historical landmarks, romantic sights and mouth-watering cuisine. Get lost in a haze of well-maintained ancient ruins, artistic treasures and snow-peaked mountains.
Keep reading for a selection of the best tourist hotspots in Italy's most popular cities:
Italy's capital is full of ancient history and grandeur. Let iconic landmarks like the Colosseum and Roman Forum transport you thousands of years back in time. With endless art, culture and culinary delights to discover, Rome is a captivating journey for all.
See an ancient Roman icon: the Colosseum is an 80,000-capacity amphitheatre built in 80AD. Over the years, it has hosted gladiatorial contests, theatre, and battle reenactments. Don't miss this impressive feat of Roman engineering.
Spot the Pope: the Vatican is the administrative centre of the Roman Catholic Church. It's considered a separate sovereign city-state within Rome. Explore St. Peter's Basilica and various museums, including the Sistine Chapel.
Visit a 1st-century Roman temple: the Pantheon is a well-preserved ancient church still functioning today. Its remarkable, unreinforced concrete dome is the world's largest.
Step back in time: the Roman Forum is a large archaeological site featuring the ruins of government buildings, temples and public spaces. Take a stroll through 8th-century BC history to easily imagine how the Romans lived.
Venice is an enchanting city built on water featuring romantic canals and historic charm. Take gondola rides past ornate palaces and dazzling architecture. The city's art and cultural scene add to the allure, creating an unforgettable experience.
Witness Piazza San Marco: St. Mark's Square is an iconic urban space in central Venice. It is home to several landmarks, including St. Mark's Basilica, an exquisite example of Byzantine architecture, and the Campanile's 360° city views.
Float along Venice's main waterway: the Grand Canal is a famous water street with elegant buildings on either side. Take a vaporetto (water bus) ride for an eye-opening perspective of the city's architecture and daily life.
Sail underneath an icon of Venice: Rialto Bridge spans the Grand Canal and is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Venice. Its distinctive 16th-century design and lively atmosphere make it a must-visit for tourists.
Explore a Venetian Gothic museum: Doge's Palace, aka Palazzo Ducale, was once the home of the Venetian rulers Doge and the seat of government. Enjoy the stunning architecture and impressive artwork that make it an enduring attraction.
Florence captivates all with its brilliance and beauty. Discover endless artistic masterpieces and historic, eye-popping architecture. Stroll through cobbled streets and indulge in Tuscan cuisine in Italy's Renaissance gem.
Climb an icon of Florence: Florence Cathedral, aka the Duomo, is considered a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The impressive dome, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, dominates the city's skyline.
Stand beside da Vinci: Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world. It houses a vast collection of Renaissance masterpieces by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael.
Walk along a Mediaeval bridge: Ponte Vecchio is one of Florence's most recognisable landmarks. It spans the Arno River and includes several souvenir shops and art and jewellery stores.
Discover a historic palace: Palazzo Vecchio symbolises Florence's political power and history. It once served as the city's town hall and the residence of the ruling Medici family. Explore its grand halls, impressive artwork, and the famous Salone dei Cinquecento chamber.
Italy's fashion and design capital exudes cosmopolitan chic. The Gothic Milan Cathedral, Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, and Sforza Castle are cultural gems not to be missed. The city's effortless blend of history, style, and innovation entices worldwide visitors.
Visit one of the largest cathedrals in the world: Milan Cathedral is a stunning example of Gothic architecture. Admire the elaborate facade, intricate sculptures, and colourful stained glass windows. Remember to climb to the rooftop for panoramic city views.
Witness a work of genius: Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper is one of the world's most recognisable and revered artworks. It lies within the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent. Reservations are a must, as access is limited.
Tour a 14th-century mediaeval fortress: Sforza Castle was the home of the ruling Sforza family. Today, it houses various museums featuring artworks by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, among others.
Shop in style: the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a beautifully designed shopping arcade. It is considered an architectural masterpiece and an icon of Milan's luxury and fashion culture. Explore a range of high-end boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.