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Send money to Italy

Learn how to send money to Italy with Western Union. Make easy money transfers to loved ones from Sicily to Piedmont.

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    Send money to Italy in a few taps with our app

    Start your transfer on the app and finish it at an agent location.

    Send money whenever and wherever you want – at home, at work or on the go.

    Track your transfer every step of the way from New York to Naples.

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    More information on how to send money to Italy from the USA

    Get a free estimate before you send

    Check your transfer fees3, transfer times and USD/EUR exchange rates in advance. There’s no cost and no obligation to continue.

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    Have your receiver’s details ready

    If you’re sending to your receiver’s bank4, you’ll need some details before you start. Have their full name, address, phone number, bank name and account number to hand.

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    Send money in minutes

    If you transfer for cash pickup, your money can arrive in minutes5. Bank transfers can take a little longer – but most complete within one business day.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Committed to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts give you peace of mind when you send money to Italy. Join us in the fight against fraud by learning how to spot a scam.

    Transfers to suit you

    We make money transfers easy. Pay by cash, debit/credit2 card or bank transfer. Send for cash collection or direct to a bank account.

    Relied on for more than 150 years

    We started transferring money between just three cities, more than 150 years ago. Today, we’re still going strong – with more than 600,0001 agent locations around the world.

    International reach

    We operate in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Whether your loved ones are in Italy or Indonesia, you can reach them with Western Union.

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    Earn rewards

    With the My WUSM program, you’ll earn points on every transfer. Use these for discounts6 and money off your future transfer fees3.

    Save receiver details

    Whenever you send money to Italy with Western Union, we’ll save your receiver’s details for next time.

    Schedule your transfers

    Want to send money for a special occasion? No problem. It’s easy to schedule your transfers in advance.

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    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Italy?

    You can send up to 50,000 USD to Italy in a single online bank transfer.

    How do I send money online to Italy?

    Learn how to send money to Italy from the USA online with these simple steps:

    1. Register for a free profile or log in to your existing one. Click ‘Send now’ to get started.
    2. Enter Italy as your destination and the amount you’d like to send.
    3. Select ‘Bank account’ or ‘Cash’ and enter your receiver details. The exact information you’ll need to provide will vary.
    4. Check you’re happy with the transfer fees3, delivery time and total.
    5. Pay by your preferred payment method – cash, card or bank transfer.
    6. Keep hold of your tracking number (MTCN). Use this to keep tabs on your transfer. Share it with your receiver so they can collect their funds.
    What do I need to send money online to Italy?

    You’ll need to register for a profile before you can make a transfer. For this, you’ll need to provide your:

    • Full name and address
    • US driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID
    • Information on the source of funds (for larger transfers)

    You’ll also need your receiver’s:

    • Full name (as on their bank records)
    • Bank name
    • Bank account number
    • Bank code
    How do I send money to Italy from a Western Union agent location?

    Learn how to send money to Italy from the USA in person:

    1. Start by finding a US agent location near you. We have more than 61,0001 to choose from.
    2. Visit your nearest agent location with your ID and the details for you and your receiver in Italy. Head straight to the counter.
    3. Arrange your transfer to Italy. Our assistants are here to help if you need them.
    4. Pay for your transfer with cash or a US credit5/debit card.
    5. Keep hold of your receipt containing your unique tracking number (MTCN) and share it with your receiver. They’ll need this to collect their funds.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Italy?

    You can get a handle on your costs, along with the current transfer times and exchange rates, using our free price estimator. You’re under no obligation to continue your transfer after you receive an estimate.

    1 Network data as of December 31, 2021.

    2 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

    3 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.

    4 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)

    5 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to the receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to the account tied to the receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.

    6 Fee reductions apply only to the Western Union® transfer fee for a single Western Union Money Transfer® or Quick Collect® transaction. Excludes all other services, including without limitation, online bill payments, and money transfers via social/chat applications. Points used will not be reversible and if amount of transfer fee is less than redeemed discount, no cash, credit or refund will be provided. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WU® fee reductions.