Moving to Italy Guide | Relocation Advice | Bishop's Move
Est 1854
Over 160 Years Moving Experience

Guide to Moving to Italy

Whether your moving to or from Italy Bishop’s Move can help with your removal. Our service can include the full export packing and wrapping of your furniture and personal effects, or you can chose to pack all the small items into cartons yourself prior to moving and leave us to protect your furniture.

What Can I Expect From Bishop’s Move?
Upon your initial enquiry Bishop’s Move will arrange a free survey and quotation. Our expert staff will advise and support
you on every step of your journey, providing you with advise on the regulations and documents you will require.

What Services Do We Provide?
We offer a range of removal services including the following:

Direct Load
We pack, wrap and protect your furniture and household effects, then load onto one of our dedicated specialist removal
vehicles. Our team then travel directly to your new home and deliver on a date that is suitable for you. We also offer an
unpacking service.

Part Load
Your furniture and household effects are packed and collected on an agreed date and then taken to our safe secure
warehouse. Our team will then agree a delivery time frame with you and once a schedule is planned we will confirm a
delivery date. This is a more cost effective way of moving as you only pay for a proportion of our vehicle.

Storage
We can also offer storage at both origin or destination should you require this service.

Getting to know Italy:

  • Italy is divided into 20 regions.
  • 87% of the population consider themselves Catholic.
  • It has just shy of 61 million inhabitants, making it the 5th most populous country in Europe and 23rd in the world .
  • 12th highest life expectancy.
  • Italy is the largest wine producer in the world .
  • It has the world 3rd largest gold reserve .
  • 1957 it was a founding member of the European Economic Community (EEC).

Things You Should Be Aware of:
If you are moving to a town there maybe potential access issues or parking restrictions. Narrow streets or apartment
blocks can all pose potential problems when unloading at your new home.

If you can advise us in advance then Bishop’s Move through its network of European Partners can arrange smaller shuttle
vehicles, tranships and specialist equipment such as hoists to ensure a smooth pain free delivery of your effects.

Useful Information:

  • Currency is the Euro.
  • The electrical supply is 230v 50hz. Domestic appliances from the UK will not work/operate without a transformer.
  • Time Zone is CET (GMT + 1 Hr).
  • The International Dialing Code for Italy is +39

Internet:

There are internet café’s in most urban areas, ISP include BT Italia, Fastweb, Telecom Italia, Tiscali & Wind.

Mobile Phone Service:
There are many mobile phone service providers in Italy that offer a range of tariffs to suit the individual, Providers include TIM, Vodafone, Wind & H3G.