If you want to import personal belongings in Italy there are no particular procedures or formalities to be followed.
There are no restrictions on the importation of personal belongings, electrical goods, computers etc. into Italy, provided the articles were purchased in the EU.
If you bring articles purchased duty-free outside the EU, and for which duty and/or value-added-tax has not been paid in one of the EU states, they will be subject to Italian import duty.
Non EU nationals wishing to import a small quantity of their personal belongings, including books, are recommended to bring them as “accompanied luggage”.
There are no particular procedures to follow if you want to bring a small quantity of personal effects. You will need your passport (and visa, if required) and a list of the items you are bringing with you.
We strongly advise against shipping your belongings separately. Whatever the quantity, we urge you to bring them with you as accompanied luggage so that you can settle matters personally and directly with customs on arrival in Italy. As a member of the Institute you are entitled to import your belongings duty-free.
If you wish to import larger amounts of goods you need to formulate a request for duty-free importation:
in order to complete all the formalities, please contact the EUI Welcome Unit well in advance (at least three months):