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How to hand deliver a letter to a Rome apartment?

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By Traveller February 9, 2020
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How to hand deliver a letter to a Rome apartment?

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By barbara Traveller February 9, 2020

In the UK, most houses have letterbox openings in the front door, so you can put the letter through the door. Most apartments have mailboxes outside that anyone can leave mail in, or a concierge. But most rome apartments just have huge solid doors with doorbells for each apartment. Is it possible to hand deliver a letter to an apartment, or do you have to ring up the individual apartment using the doorbell and go into that persons apartment - what if they are not in? Are there small letter racks on the inside of the main building? how does post get delivered ?

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Yes there are inside, but you must ring the person to open the gate. So if the person is not there you can't get inside the building.
This avoid a lot of waste leafletting, and spam mail. So we are happy with this way :)
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Local February 9, 2020
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So how do they get post if they are on holiday? It is a very important document so I do not want to use Poste Italiane . I will be in rome, so it seemed ok to try to hand deliver it. But maybe you can think of a better idea?
If someone else opens the door, and it is a big apartment building, is there a rack on the wall to leave post?
Is this case you send a registered letter so they have to sign as received. If they are on holiday the mail man will leave a note for them to pick it up at the post office.
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Cris Local February 10, 2020
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Hi Barbara, every house (i'd better say flat. Rome has a few houses - for very wealthy people nowadays) has a different mail box system. Usually flats in a palace have many mail boxes downstairs in the main entrance hall or at the front door. Every flat has its own box so, if you know the name of the person it's not hard to find it.
Local February 10, 2020
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Thank you! So would that be ok if i try to go into the main entrance hall, then I can try to look for where to leave it in the mailboxes?