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Poste restante to northern Italy - how?

I want to mail myself some warm clothes to Northern Italy for our return from Tunesia in late October / early November. Since we only need that stuff to cross the alps I don't want to carry that crap around for six weeks.

However, I can't seem to find anything about mailing a package poste restante to Italy. Can somebody help or give me some hints?
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Poste Restante

Greets from Milan, Italy

Poste restante in Italian is 'fermo Posta' don't know if it is possible for big parcels. Many tourists use offices of American Express as poste restante.
however this the link of the italian post

Poste Italiane - Homepage


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Post Restante

Any post will keep a package sent 'post restante' for upto 30 days.

You just need the details of the post office.

For Italy the website provided by Coguaro has a post office search feature: use this link: PosteShop

Find the post office and the post code.

Then send your package with the address as follows for the chosen town village.

Example for Bologna Centro:
BOLOGNA CENTRO piazza minghetti 1 BOLOGNA Bologna 40124 0512756749 0512756745
Post Restante / fermo Posta
Bologna Centro
Bologna 40124
Italy
Tip: in my experience it's better choosing a smaller town because the post office is usually much easier to find and they don't have multiple offices.
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I'm probably not on your route, but if this were the case, please feel free to PM me, I'd be glad to lend you my address, and keep your package for as long as you wish.

Greetings from Trieste.

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Wow... I love this forum

Thanks everybody, big help. Giacomo, we haven't figured out our route yet but I'll definitely let you know if we happen to pass through Trieste.

TurboCharger: have you sent something poste restante to Italy yet? Or is it just general experience.
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TurboCharger: have you sent something poste restante to Italy yet? Or is it just general experience.
I have never sent something post restante to Italy, BUT I have sent many things including parts, Credit Cards, Bank cards, rego papers and even clothes post restant to the following countries:

Malaysia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Turkey, France and never had a problem, I always got my stuff, even if it took a few return visits in India .

Of course the post office at it's own discretion may decide to charge you something if the package is large or due to customs clearance. But in principle the service is worldwide and it's free.
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Thanks everybody for their help again. In an evil scheme to piss us off DHL & the Italian Post have managed to screw up one of the simplest tasks (incidently one which is at the core of their business model) and lost the package containing our warm winter clothes that we sent poste restante to Modena. I've spent all day toady trying to track a package that has apparantly been delivered to somebody or something named "KWOFIE" but neither DHL nor the poste know who, what or where that is. Luckily enough it's quite warm right now, with around 0-5°C on the Brenner and no snow in sight, we are thus putting on all the layers of summer clothing that we have. Wish us luck

Oh, and while we're at it: the search on their website (the link provided above) is worthless - the post office I had located in Modena, the only one according to the search, doesn't exist anymore. It moved around the corner. Four years ago. And it doesn't even do parcels. The other nine post offices in Modena do, however.
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hope you figured out the "fermo posta".
if not feel free to contact me via PM or mail (lucataurisano78@gmail.com). im in la spezia.

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