I am starting to worry now. I sent a package to my cousin on Sept. 29. Usually it takes 9 days via air mail for something to reach her. Today is Oct. 17 and she said she still has not received it. It was a heavy envelope with photographs and a padded envelope with a picture calendar and documents. I mailed it from the post office, so I don't think postage was the issue. The padded envelope had a customs declaration and the other envelope did not require one. Does anyone have an experience with a letter or package taking quite a long time to reach Italy?
P.S. I did not have any package tracing on the parcel.
A friend recently sent me a very small parcel via AIRMIAL from New Jersey. Other similar parcels, packets and letters normally take 7 - 10 days.... this last one took over a month! So don't sweat - YET!
Only over a month? You were lucky.
A photograph sent me 22th june arrived 31st of august.....69 days.
Now I'm waiting a couple of books and maybe they will be a Xmas gift. I say maybe because it could be longer.
The whole problem, anyway, is italian custom. When they see the green label they hold mail just to see if the declaration corrispond (items under 50 â‚¬uros are free of custom charge). It takes 40/90 days, it depends from the period.
The ridicoulous part of all this is that even if your item is free of charge custom they let you pay 5.50 â‚¬uros just for presenting the item in custom....