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14 Feb

The dull brown envelope creates the impression that the contents are official, and thus of little or no value.

This discourages tampering, especially when there are all those other nice bright red and sky blue envelopes to tinker with.22 December, 2011: A reader who sent a colorful package to Milan from the south USA on December 2 contacted me to say the package had not arrived at its destination in Italy.

It arrived at my home in Milan, Italy on January 10th using normal postal service.

And if you think I’m being paranoid, then take a look at the comments which this post on the Italian post has attracted since it was first published in May 2009.If you ignore the list and send items anyway, they may be seized or returned to the sender. Residents of other countries should check with their postal services to see what can and cannot be mailed to Italy.The Italian postal service cannot be blamed if items on such a list do not arrive at destination in Italy.I’ve lost count of the number of stories I’ve heard from expats in Italy who have lost things in the post here.More often than not it is items sent to Italy which tend to disappear into the ether.