How to use the postal services and purchase postage in Italy
How to Use the Postal Services in Italy
For keeping in touch with with home while you're abroad, your best bet may be to rent a cell phone. You can also get a free cell phone if you rent a car through Auto Europe.
Stamps may be purchased only at tobacco shops and at the post office. Airmail with insufficient postage is not returned to sender, but is sent via surface mail, which can take weeks or even months.
We highly recommend you send your postcards and letters from the post office and, even though it can be irritating, take the time to confirm that you have affixed the correct postage.
Post offices are open weekly from 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. On Saturdays and on the last day of the month they close at 12:00 P.M. Post offices at airports and main post offices in large cities are open 24 hours a day for registered mail and telegram services.