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Moving to Florence, also known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, can be a time of excitement as well as extreme planning to ensure the move goes smoothly. Florence is a great place for employment relocation due to the major industrial centers including chemicals, food, rubber and furniture manufacturing. Locally you will also see many shops set up for antiques and crafts, beautiful glassware, leather, jewelry and art. Florence also has excellent annual weather including hot summers and mild, yet damp, winters. Driving throughout the city may become a little hectic from time to time but once you figure out the driving patterns of others on the roadways, driving will be second nature to you just as it may be in the United States. You will want to watch out when approaching red lights or stop signs however, as many motorists fail to stop when they feel it is clear to go.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Florence

San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Florence
$200$34005+36 days
Boston, MA to (New York port)
to Florence
$400$28005+26 days
Florence to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$34006+36 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Florence
$550$34006+36 days
Florence to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$28006+26 days
Florence to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$28006+26 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Florence
$775$34007+36 days
Florence to (New York port)
to Memphis, TN
$800$28006+26 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Florence
$925$28007+26 days
Florence to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$34007+36 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

How to Ship a Car to Florence.

Shipping a car is easily done when you contact a reputable transporter who has the experience necessary for overseas automobile shipping. A1 Auto Transport is the leader in the auto transport industry and will safely and reliably transport your motor vehicle from the United States to Florence, Italy quickly and affordably. When you call for a shipping quote you will need to provide information about your car such as the make, model and year of manufacture. You’ll also need to let the agent know if you have had anything modified on the car that would increase (or decrease) the size or weight. Scheduling transport must be accurate so that the properly sized carrier is available to pick the car up as well as transport it overseas. You will need to provide your driver’s license and social security number for identification purposes. Prior to receiving a total quote for shipping you will also need to determine the way that your car will be transported.

Your agent will assist you with this, but the ways to transport a car overseas are:

RORO Shipping– For shipping motor vehicles of all types and sizes, RORO is the most common way to ship a car around the globe and is used daily by millions of automobile shippers. RORO means Roll-On Roll-Off and just as the name, the practice is the same. Motor vehicles and other items that may be crated are rolled onto the carrier vessel for transport and rolled off when they reach their destination. RORO vessels can carry hundreds of vehicles at one time, thus making the cost as low as possible for each customer using the transport ship at any given time. RORO is a safe and reliable way to have your car shipped to Florence from the United States.

Enclosed Shipping-Also known as container shipping, this type of shipping is the preferred way to move expensive and delicate automobiles and other shipping package. Large steel shipping containers are used to safely transport motor vehicles in a protected, often padded and climate controlled, environment during overseas travel. Your automobile will be loaded inside of the container and then lifted onto the carrier for transport. You’ll need to include a packing list when using a container so customs will be able to verify all contents of the shipment when they complete inspections. Enclosed shipping is more expensive than RORO but it is the best way to ship when you have a luxury car or need to move other items as well.

Once you determine the type of shipping that you will need, your agent will explain the transport contract, damage protection and automobile shipping preparation to you. The agent will also give you a total shipping price once all information has been gathered and the decision on transport has been made.  Once the car has been scheduled for pick-up and delivery you will have the ease of door to door transport to make everything convenient for you when relocating to Florence.

Customs and Registration.

Once your car arrives at the seaport in Florence, you will need to be present for the customs check for clearance. The agent inspecting your car will need your driver’s license, automobile title and a tax code number that you can apply for once in Florence. You’ll be required to pay taxes and duties on the motor vehicle you are importing. Both new and used cars may be imported to Florence and there are no restrictions on the vehicle age. You can however, be exempted from paying import duties if the car has been owned by you for at least one year or longer. All cars in Italy, whether local automobiles or imported vehicles, must have an Italian license plate to be able to drive on the streets. If you do not register your car and obtain local plates, you will not be able to drive. For registration of your motor vehicle you will need the following documentation at the motor vehicle office:

For New Automobiles:

  • Registration and a copy of the registration.
  • Valid Driver’s License. Must have Italian translation if it is not an Italian license.
  • Commercial Sales Invoice.
  • Tax Code Number.

For Used Automobile:

  • Valid Driver’s License. Must have Italian translation if it is not an Italian license.
  • Certificate of Residency showing whether you are a temporary or permanent resident.
  • T2119 Application.
  • NP2B registration.
  • Sales Receipt notarized with owner’s name.
  • Registration and a copy of the registration.
  • Certificate of Commerce if the car is a corporate or business owned car.
  • Tax Code Number.

As you are making your shipping plans with the agent assigned to your automobile you will be given all information pertaining to the motor vehicle regulations you need to adhere to when importing the car to Florence.

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Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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