Lettera raccomandata
Nicolò Bolla

Nicolò Bolla

Lettera raccomandata

Once you mail a letter how do you know the recipient has actually received it? The traditional mail does not provide this particular service, in fact every letter is delivered to the recipient’s mailbox and no further action is taken. That letter can sit in the mailbox forever and you will always be unsure if the message has actually been delivered properly, or it can also be lost in transit and you will never know!

On the other hand, the Lettera raccomandata is delivered to the recipient and tracked until delivery, therefore you know exactly when it was actually mailed to your recipient.

It is also possible to pay for the proof of receipt, also known as A/R Raccomandata, where the recipient is actually required to sign a paper in front of the mailman acknowledging its receipt. This paper is then mailed back to your mailbox and it serves as proof of the delivery taking place.

Lettera raccomandata

Why should you use the raccomandata service?

The reasons why to use the Raccomandata service are multiple, and they are normally bound to legal requirements.

If you want to notify your counterpart according to the law (and to the contract) you are likely required to send a lettera raccomandata. Think about this, you want to terminate the contract for your utilities, you must send a raccomandata A/R within the timeframe set by the law (normally 60 days). The receipt is a legal evidence of your intent of termination, and the company cannot bill you any longer.

The service is normally administered by the post office, however the deregulation of the mail and parcel market has allowed private companies to enter this type of services, nonetheless they must acquire a license by the Department of Economic affairs.

What kind of raccomandata should I receive?

You may receive raccomandata for various reasons, to deliver you:

  • Contract copies
  • Fines and penalties
  • Tax office audits
  • Traffic tickets
  • Tribunal appointments
  • Evidence of legal dispute

If you are unavailable to pick up the letter, the mailman deposits it to the local post office leaving a ticket informing you about the collection period and location. If you don’t pick it up within 30 days, the legal effects are the same as if you picked it up during that time frame.

You can track the raccomandata code online, retrieving useful information such as the place of origin, the type of raccomandata, and if it is a fine or not.

Our advice is then to always pick up any raccomandata!

Share this post:

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts

2 People signing contracts | Open a Company in Italy

How to open a Company in Italy in 2022

Who Can Open a Company in Italy To conduct business in Italy there are several different options available. This is thanks to many reforms that encourage the streamlining and simplification of procedures required to start and operate businesses in Italy. Any person may conduct business either as an individual in Italy, or through the setting

Retire in Calabria in Italy

Italy’s southern region of Calabria is the toe of the Italian boot, a peninsula surrounded by the incredible Tyrrhenian Sea on the west coast, the Ionian Sea on the east, and separated from Sicily by the small Strait of Messina, itself steeped in both history and myth. Who Qualifies to Retire in Calabria, Italy While

Freelance with a calculator | Freelance Visas in Italy

Freelance Visas in Italy

Obtaining a Self-Employment Visa in Italy Getting your hands on a freelance visa (Visa for Self-Employment), as a non-EU citizen, is difficult. Not only does the Consulate ask that you have some form of “employment” lined up before arriving in Italy (often a perplexing situation), but you have to go through some additional processes that,

Gran Sasso in Abruzzo Italy | Retire in Abruzzo

Retire in Abruzzo in Italy

Abruzzo is in the center of Italy, a mere 31 miles from Rome, though historically it has been considered a part of southern Italy both politically and culturally. Its eastern coast is bordered by the Adriatic Sea, with Le Marche to the north, Lazio to the west, and Molise to the south. Living in Abruzzo

San Pietro Square | Requirements for Residency in Italy

Requirements for residency in Italy: all you need to know

Requirements for EU Citizens and Non-EU Citizens All citizens of the European Union have the right to move and reside freely in Italy or within the territory of another Member State other than that of which he/she is a national. Different formalities are required depending on the length of stay (exceeding three months or shorter

Scroll to Top

Join us for
amazing
content

Joing our mailing and receive at your mailbox our amazing real estate opportunities, services updates and the latest news.