How to Address Italian Envelopes

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How to Address Italian Envelopes
Addressing letters to Italian destinations follows a format similar to that used in the United States. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Addressing an envelope to someone in Italy is quite similar to addressing an envelope for mailing within the United States. You must include all relevant information, paying particular attention to the changes based on language and the Italian province of your destination. It's also important to pay attention to spacing on the envelope as most letters are scanned and sorted by machine.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Print in block letters the name of the person in the middle of the envelope. Names can follow the first name-last name format or the reverse. If using the last name-first name format, no comma is needed between the names.

  2. 2

    Write the street name, followed by a comma. This is followed by the house or building number. If there is a unit or apartment number in the address, it is placed at the end of the house number, separated by a slash. For example: Via Delle Ruote, 1234/5.

  3. 3

    Print the postcode -- similar to an American zip code -- followed by the name of the town and the abbreviation for the province. Leave a small space between each section.

  4. 4

    Finish by writing the country on the last line.

Tips and warnings

  • Leave space at the bottom -- 5/8-inch, front and back -- for the reading and sorting machines.

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