... because the item will most likely get confisticated by the Italian Custom Service. Not because they are greedy or corrupted, but because they are supposed to. Italy does not allow private individuals to import most items. The list includes most SF-relevant goods: clothes, shoes, watches etc. http://pe.usps.com/search/jsp/search...9&dtype=2#hit0 Lesson to be learned: check destination country's list of prohibited goods before shipping.