Removals to Italy from the UK are easy with Simpsons

Get a quote for international removals to Italy from the UK with Simpsons –  a leading European removal company

If you are moving to Italy from the UK and are looking for a cost-effective removal company to transport your furniture and belongings to your new house then we can help!

Simpsons is a trusted removal company that has been helping people move house to Italy for many years. Our removals to Italy team specialises in European removals and International removals so we know how to take care of everything to make your home removal easy and stress-free. On moving day, you will receive a friendly and high-quality direct service from our international removals team.

Our local knowledge, and our experience of International & European Removals, make us a great choice for moving. You will have move managers who will guide you towards your dream move to Italy.

Moving your furniture or belongings to Italy from the UK is usually transported by road freight. This could be a dedicated van removal but more usually a shared van for smaller moves to Italy. We don’t usually use typical van removals to Italy but a larger European road train which allows you to save money through economies of scale. This process will help make your removal to Italy costs cheaper.

We offer a door-to-door service so our packers will export wrap your household effects and deliver to your new house in Italy from the UK.

To discuss your requirements, no matter how large or small, we recommend you complete the quote form and we’ll be in touch to answer all your questions about moving to Italy.

Living in Italy will be a great experience. You will be able to enjoy excellent food, culture and landscapes.

Simpsons operates regular road services throughout Europe, for anyone moving to Italy or relocating in Europe. The destinations range from the Netherlands to Italy, and from Finland to Greece, whilst the popular offshore destinations – such as the Canary Islands, Balearics, Malta and Cyprus – are covered by our International services by sea.

Our dedicated load service offers the freedom of a specific date for the goods to be removed from your current premises and, subject to the confines of driving, the delivery date to your new home in Italy. We want you to have the peace of mind that your removal company has high standards and that your household goods are in safe hands.

removals-italy-Simpsons will give you the peace of mind of seeing your goods loaded safely, and leave to travel directly to your new Italian home. As well as allowing you to see the vehicle arrive to unload.

We will be able to provide packing materials for your removal to Italy and a dedicated move manager to discuss your needs.

Our removal service to Italy can also incorporate a period of storage, should this become necessary, and as with all our services, you may elect to take a full or part packing service when you are moving house in Europe & moving house to Italy.

If your consignment is of a small nature, the time scale is of little importance, or you are simply working to a budget, then our part load service or shared service will be the obvious choice. Whilst still offering a fixed date collection of your goods and maintaining compatibility with a professional packing service, this cost-saving service still provides first-class services to all popular destinations for European moves.

To illustrate how a part load service works, please click here. We can also provide you with storage facilities if required for your move.

We pride ourselves on being one of the best international removal companies in the UK.

Removals to Italy FAQ Guide & Moving Checklist

Removals to Italy from the UK

In the transition period following the UK leaving the EU, (up until 31st December 2020), free movement of goods and personal effects between the UK and EU / EEA countries, continues.

Therefore, shipping of personal effects and household goods to your home in Italy can continue as before. Some changes to residency status may apply since Brexit, so you should seek advice on your personal situation.

Once the transition period ends and Brexit takes full effect, regulations for shipping and removals to European countries may change.

Removals to Italy Cost

The cost of your removal to Italy depends on a number of factors including where in the UK you are moving from and where in Italy you plan to move to.

Naturally the cost also depends on how much you are taking – the price per cubic foot drops significantly as your volume increases.

However, as a large number of people move from the UK to Italy every year, the cost may be much less than you think when you consider the distances involved from say London to the Costa Del Sol.

Transportation by road freight to mainland destinations in Italy usually takes around 2-4 weeks for a dedicated service or 4-8 weeks for a shared / part load service.

We undertake household removals and shipping from every part of the UK and Ireland to anywhere in Italy.

Some of the popular Italian city destinations include:

  • Rome
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Turin
  • Palermo
  • Genoa
  • Florence
  • Bari
  • Catania
  • Venice
  • Verona

Some of the other popular destinations for expats and property buyers moving to Italy:

  • Abruzzo
  • Aosta Valley
  • Apulia
  • Como
  • Lazio
  • Puglia
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • South Tyrol
  • Tuscany

At Simpsons we are big enough to offer a friendly service, but large enough to have a very experienced team and economies of scale.

Although there are many removals companies that transport belongings to Italy, few like Simpsons specialise solely in international removals.

Not only do we do house removals to Italy and the EU but also removals worldwide.

We have a variety of house removal and shipping services depending on your relocation needs. So no matter whether you are just shipping a few boxes to Italy or moving your entire house contents, we have a cost effective solution for you.

Dedicated removals service

If you are undertaking a large house removal to Italy then our dedicated removal service will suit you. You will be allocated your own dedicated removal van and packing team to take all your furniture and other goods from your home in the UK to your new home in Italy.

Small removals to Italy (part or shared load)

If you don’t have much stuff to take with you to Italy, then our shared load removal service is ideal.

We regularly transport people’s household belongings and furniture on a ‘European road train’. to all parts of Italy including Rome, Milan, Naples and Sicily.

This furniture removals service is our most popular as the cost is shared amongst other customers moving to the same area of Italy. In fact, it’s usually cheaper than ‘man and van’ type removals service and your belongings are certainly a lot safer!

Box shipping service for cheap removals to Italy

All our shipping options are cost effective but if you only have a few boxes to send to Italy then our Excess Baggage or box shipping will likely be your cheapest option.

Moving from Ireland to Italy

We are now also able to undertake removals from all parts of Ireland to Italy including both Belfast and Dublin. Please contact us for more details and a quote.

We not only do removals from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool to Italy, but from all parts of England.

We have teams serving Cardiff and Wales to Italy as well as from all over Scotland (not just Edinburgh and Glasgow) to Italy too.

Insurance for your Move to Italy

We would recommend taking out Shipment Protection Cover for peace of mind whilst your belongings are on their journey.

Whilst we have expert packers who specialise in international removals and use accredited shipping lines who take special care of your personal belongings, we cannot control every eventuality.

Just as you will likely have home contents insurance in the UK and travel insurance for your family, we recommend you discuss with your Move Manager the available options for protecting your belongings whist they are in transit.

Although Simpsons will take care of all the details they can for you, this convenient checklist will make preparing for the move as simple and worry free as possible.

Moving out: Before the removal men arrive, be clear in what they are contracted to do and what you are expected to do. If in doubt, ask the surveyor or a member of our staff. Ordinarily, both householder and the removal men have fairly defined responsibilities (though a measure of flexibility on both sides is of course desirable)

Children: Children, who are naturally curious and can easily get in the way, may potentially be injured. The younger ones are best left with a neighbour or friend until it is time to leave.

Swings/Climbing frames: Generally dismantling these is one job you will do yourself, but be careful not to lose the bolts. If wish us to arrange dismantling please discuss this with our surveyor

Garage/Shed: Tie together garden tools, and prepare items to be lifted straight onto the vehicle.

Self assembly furniture: If you have any furniture of the home assembly type particularly if made of chipboard, please note that we recommend dismantling units before the move, as the joints are seldom strong enough to survive even careful handling if the furniture is moved whilst still assembled.

Washing machines: Secure your washing machine drum, and disconnect from water supply and electric.

Books: Books are very heavy, use our book cartons as they are smaller and easier to manage.

China & glass: Wrap each item individually in packing paper or bubble wrap, packing the heavier items first with lighter pieces on top. Remember that plates and dishes are packed vertically and not laid flat.

Moving in: Make sure that you (or some other responsible person) is on hand to admit the removal men. If no-one is there and a reasonable waiting time expires, you could find yourself landed with storage and re-delivery charges. Enquire how long the vehicle will wait should you be inadvertently delayed on the way. It can also save time and confusion if you stand at the entrance and specify the location of each item as it is carried in.
Helping the move along: If you follow the guidelines suggested on this page you will find the removal men themselves responding to your good sense with extra efficiency and relaxed good humour. You can also help the move along by remembering to pack the kettle last. A cup of tea all round is a gesture always much appreciated.

Tipping: There is, of course, no obligation to tip the men, but, as with all personal services, people like to reward extra attention, willing good humour or a job well done. If you feel that a reward has been earned, the driver or packer in charge will distribute any gratuity given amongst the crew.

Who to tell

Utility Bills: Gas, Electricity, Water & Telephone
Banks/Building Society: Credit cards, standing orders
Doctors: Dentist, Medical Care & Private health care
Insurance: House, Contents, Car & Life insurance
Your Landlord
Your Tenants
Professional Advisors
: Solicitors, Accountant
 TV Licence
TV Rental
Your Employer
National Insurance/DHSS
Premium Bonds
Post Office:
 Mail Redirection
Local Authority: Removal from electoral register
Insurance Companies: Household insurance, vehicle insurance

Your Personal arrangements

Here are the issues that should be addressed well ahead of time to ensure smooth transition to your new life abroad.

Passports and visas: for yourself and your family
Work permit: if needed
Inoculations: for yourself, your family and your pets
Travel bookings completed
Tickets received
Overseas accommodation booked
International driver’s licence
Traveller’s cheques and currency
Charge cards issued

Power of Attorney
Income Tax refund arrangements
Personal accident and medical insurance: for yourself and your family
Insurance for your valuable possessions
Arrange care and transportation of your pets: They hate moving more than humans and so need special attention – see
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Call: 01322 949 557

Simpsons are a long established and quality approved company operating to British Standards across the UK, for all European, International and Commercial removals

WhatClients Say

Please browse our selection of testimonials from recent house moves, relocations and other services used.

  • Very professional in the whole process. Office helpful, efficient and prompt. Removal itself amazing - so quick and so thorough. All the way to Malta where their agents were very impressive and helpful. Given that moving is always traumatic and anxiety-making, Simpson’s took the load and didn’t worry me with unnecessary detail but delivered a seamless service. Really could not fault them and best of all their quote was by far the cheapest!

    Dr Packer
  • Can not fault the service received, friendly, efficient and nothing was too much trouble

    Mrs Lindsay

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