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Your one-group partner in Italy

Vinelli & Scotto
Viale delle Industrie 22
I-10078 Venaria – Turin

Company Profile

Vinelli & Scotto, founded in 1890 in Torino, is one of the oldest removal companies in Italy. With more than a century of experience, the company is well prepared and equipped to manage an assignee’s transfer to or from any overseas location. Their excellent reputation is largely attributed to customers’ referrals and their commitment to attaining high levels of satisfaction.

Vinelli & Scotto offers careful planning, organizational commitment and a constant presence throughout the relocation process. They understand the importance of even the smallest detail, whether it is in the packing of a precious object or responding to a customer’s question. Vinelli & Scotto are dedicated to deliver a personalized moving and relocation service designed to add value to and complement both the needs of a transferring individual and a corporation’s relocation policy.

Vinelli & Scotto has well equipped offices and safe warehouses in Torino (Venaria), the historical location of the company and Milan (Concorezzo), as well as a capillary network of agents and partners throughout Italy, which have all been carefully selected over the years.


Vinelli & Scotto
Viale delle Industrie 22
I-10078 Venaria – Turin

Tel: +39 011 736 408
Fax: +39 011 736 512

Locations: Milan, Turin



Renata Busettini, GMS,CERP2
(Management/Presentations Committee/HR)
Tel: +39 011 73 64 08

Domenica Iaria  (DSP Coordinator – GMS)
Tel: +39 011 73 64 08

Mariangela Pastorello (DSP Coordinator – GMS)
Tel: + 39 011 73 6408

Graziella Pochettino (Finance)
Tel: +39 011 73 64 08



Vinelli & Scotto
Via Nando Tintorri no. 15-1D
I-20863 Concorezzo MB

Tel: +39 039 647 440
Fax: +39 039 6049 310

Locations: Milan, Turin



Laura Busettini (Board Member/Management, Rates/Quality Manager)
Tel: +39 039 647 440

Patrizia Placella (Moving coordinator)
Tel: +39 039 647440

Roberto Ortilio (Corporate sales)
Tel: + 39 039 647 440

Graziella Pochettino (Finance)
Tel: +39 011 73 64 08

Government typeRepublic
Total Area301,230 km²
IndustriesTourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics
Famous CitiesBologna, Cagliari, Florence, Genoa, Livorno, Messina, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Trieste, Turin, Venice, Verona
Official languagesItalian
Country code+39
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Voltage220 V
Public Holidays


Basic etiquette and tipping – Italians greet good friends with a kiss on each side of the face upon arrival and departure. If you don’t know each other well, a handshake will suffice. Tipping is not obligatory as in other parts of the world. Certainly if service is exceptional or particularly friendly, a tip is always appreciated.

Bureaucracy – Dealing with Italian bureaucracy and public offices can be one of the most upsetting and frustrating experiences in Italy. It is certain that your patience will be tested as soon as you arrive in Italy since you will have to apply for several documents to work and live there. Being assisted by a relocation consultant will definitely avoid big headaches and possibly wasting your time.

Cooking – Food is a very important part of the Italian culture. Eating well (mangiare bene) is quite important here and you are certain to enjoy some wonderful cuisine during your stay. A typical Italian meal would include an ‘antipasto’ (appetizer), primo (pasta or rice), secondo with contorno (meat or fish with vegetables) followed by cheese or fruit, dessert, coffee and perhaps an after dinner drink (digestivo) to aid the digestion. No-one could eat such large meals with all the courses every day. However, if you go to a dinner party, wedding or holiday luncheon, be prepared to eat, eat and eat …

Italian drivers –  The foreigner’s first impression is that Italian drivers pay no attention to speed limits, have little or no concept of lane discipline and stop at red lights or pedestrian crossings only in a dire emergency.

Nevertheless, although many Italian drivers are reckless, in general they are not as bad as their reputation might suggest. However, just to be on the safe side, always try to leave a large gap between your vehicle and the one in front to give you more time should you need to brake suddenly and, when you cross the road at a traffic light or pedestrian crossing, you’d better check twice.

Housing – Styles of homes in Italy vary according to the location. In cities, people generally live in flats, houses being rare and prohibitively expensive. In the outskirts of cities or small villages, you can easily find standalone, detached or semi-detached houses with gardens. Italian homes and apartments tend to be sold or rented empty and not even equipped with a kitchen or bathroom furniture. It is possible to find furnished apartments, but the quality of furniture is not always high and landlords are not always willing to sustain the cost to move or store them if you love the apartment but hate the furnishings.

Language – Italians are very appreciative of even the smallest effort to speak their language. Don’t be afraid to dive in and make mistakes. That’s the best way to learn. Remember Italians do talk with their hands, so it is amazing what can be communicated with a few key words, hand signals and an open mind.

Recycling – Each city may have slightly different recycling requirements, so find out the specific separation policy in your area. Typically, trash should be divided into the following categories: biological / food waste, glass and aluminum, paper and cartons, plastic, all other waste. There may be separate bins in your condominium trash area or specific collection days for various types of waste. In some cities you will find large bins located throughout the community marked and color-coded for the various types of materials, including pharmaceuticals or batteries.

Schooling – Italian children usually begin nursery school (scuola materna or asilo nido) at the age of three, for a period of three years. Many kindergartens also accept children of younger ages to accommodate the needs of working parents. Compulsory school begins at the age of 6 when a child enters elementary school (scuola elementare). Junior High School (scuola media) begins when a child is 11. High school (liceo – offering scientific, classical, artistic or linguistic curricula) or trade school is the next option for continued studies after Junior High (usually beginning at about the age of 15 with diplomas earned after 5 years).

Shopping – Italy is one of the greatest shopping countries in the world, a real paradise for shopping lovers. Shopping in Italy is not limited to clothing, shoes or bags. Italy is also famous for its handicrafts, handmade goods, food and wine. Each region has its own specialties.

Television – Italian TV currently offers 7 major channels and several other local channels. RAI (the state Italian radio and television network) requires all owners of a television to pay an annual subscription fee (abbonamento / canone). If you are interested in a wider choice of television channels, check out the satellite television services. Note that televisions in Italy operate on the PAL and DVB systems.

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