This how-to post, if you’ll excuse the postal pun, may help you avoid losing things to the rather erratic Italian post.
Other more costly items which I have heard of that have gone astray in the Italian post include a watch, and a Sony Play Station, plus many other things which simply never arrived at their destinations here.
It’s not just sending things to Italy which can be haphazard, but also sending items out of the country.
The point is that posting items to Genoa (Genova in Italian) seems to be safe. Genoa, for those who do not know, is in north Italy.
On 15 July, I ordered a couple of items from Germany. Actually, I’m happy to say that the order from Germany did get to me.
No, pop the card in an envelope of the nice ordinary buff brown variety, like the one on the left.
If you like, you can still put that card in its original glorious technicolor envelope, as long as both are placed in an anonymous-looking boring brown envelope.
Fingers crossed that this one makes it to me in Italy. The package arrived in Milan, where I live, in good time and in perfect condition.
I ordered, via Amazon.it, a memory card from a German company for my camera on January 6th.
I know, I have had direct experience of the Italian post.
Two things which stick in my mind are a Christmas card which never arrived, and a few humble pairs of Marks and Spencer’s socks which my mum sent to me a few years back. Yes, I know that these items were not life threateningly important, but losing them was annoying, and others have lost much more valuable items.
I imagine the Italian postal service has a similar list too.