I don’t know about you, but traveling to Italy has always been a life-long dream of mine. However, of large concern to me (and other travelers visiting Italy) is how to get around this beautiful but unfamiliar area. What more and more people are choosing to do to make their vacation more fun and allow them more freedom is shipping cars to Italy.
Learning the Laws of the Land
Before you ship your car to Italy, you need to be aware of some of the laws, regulations and taxes that may be imposed upon your arrival and the arrival of your car. For instance, if cars are coming from a part of the Italy’s European Union, they can be easily shipped into Italy if they’ve been driven for six thousand kilometers and are over 6 months old. If you’re from another country, the car must be at least one year old.
If you’re planning to import your car into Italy, you need a residence certificate. When driving, remember you’ll be driving on the right side of the road! There are also rules that need to be followed regarding the shipping of cars by non-Italians. Check with your government before you plan to ship your car there so you know all the rules!
Shipping your Car to Italy
Shop around for the best deal from shipping companies from USA to Italy. Before accepting one offer, compare what each company will do for you. Although some may do the work for you, most require that you prepare your car for the transport, including draining most of the fuel, removing personal items and making sure the car is in good condition.
Be prepared to show your driver’s license and proof of identification. Make sure you have insurance to protect your car from the time it reaches its destination. It’s better to be safe than sorry.