Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mailbox ETC in Florence, Italy

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      I have posted a short review on the great service MBX in Florence has given me over the years:  shipping luggage ahead to my next destination so that I can take the train and stop to visit smaller towns that do not have luggage storage, shipping my purchases home as well as my computer so that I did not have to drag everything through the airport and pay the $100 fee for an extra bag and my favorite service, they store my luggage weekly for a fraction of the fee at the train station.

     All my trips home to Italy are planned around a visit to Florence and I always visit the Four Women Of Mail Box Etc..

      I may only return to Italy once a year and in rare years every 10 months but it does not matter.  When I walk through the door it is as if I am visiting family…..    Perhaps I am just an annoying ‘tourist’ who is continues to come      by and bother the owners but they never indicate anything else but actual joy to see me.
                                             

   Any I am sure to stop there early in every trip.   They go beyond the services they list on their wall and have received awards for their efforts.    Last December I came down with the flue while in town.   Being too sick to travel I extended my visit.     Who else would I ask for help in finding any medicine that would help but the Four Women Of Mail Box Etc.     Right away a product was suggested to me  as well as the pharachia (drug store) right down the street where I could obtain the medicine.  In addition they gave met the pharmacist's NAME!    This is an example of their kind service!  

   My Four Women of Mail Box Etc. have also had a following on YouTube.   They reported to me that customers were stopping by saying they say them on the internet!   So this year we updated their  movie and I will share it with you now.   Sorry only  3 of the 4 wonderful owners were present that day.


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For many, many services contact MBX 13 on Via Della Scala   # 13 Florence, Italy.   It is a short walk from the train station and a few blocks from the church of Santa Maria Novella

……..English is spoken, store your luggage, ship a package, copy documents, ship luggage to your next hotel or to your home.       Just remember they are NOT open on weekends.



mbe212@mbe.it   just tell them Lee sent you...


Mail Boxes Etc. - MBE 212
Firenze more info‎Via della Scala, 13
                                                         50123 Florence, Province of Florence, Italy
                                                                            055 268173

Send me an email if you have used this MBX location and what you thought of their great service.  And say ciao to the Four Women of MBX for me.

42 comments:

  1. New follower here. Nice to meet you, Lee!

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    1. Thank you. have you been to Italy before?

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    1. I have used MBX in other towns too but NO ONE is a great as the 4 Women of Florence. I only take the train in Italy and it is great to leave the bag in Florence and take short trips with an overnight bag.

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  3. Seem like they give excellent service. Its useful to know about a place like that when you are travelling.


    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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    2. think i have been able to remove the offensive captcha

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  5. I wouldn't mind going to Italy. My husband lived in the Rome area back in the late 1970's for a couple years. I see your doing the A to Z daily posting. Why don't you but up the logo so people can see you are. :)

    http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/to-z-badges-and-banners.html

    Go to this site and it will give you what you can copy and paste to your side bar and spread the word. If you need any help, send me a note and I do like your topic, blog, and pictures. Keep up the great work. http://jeanettesandersen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I have finally gotten a following for this topic and will be starting a second one soon.

      Thanks for the link to the badge. Shall try to find time to post that plus the other suggestions I have gotten.... Wish there was more time to read everyone's posts.

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    2. Jeannette, just stopped by your blog.....you have traveled everywhere....wow.
      but i could not add a comment, wonder why?

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  6. Is it possible to ship wine home through this service? what are the prices like??

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    1. not a problem, they told me they ship olive oil and wine....contact them directly, any of the 4 women of mbx Florence can help you: two are fluent in Englhis....I heard they even pick up at your hotel.....their service is wonderful
      check with them (and i shall post it here too) they close for summer vacation for 2 weeks.... they will let me know the dates soon.

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    2. mbe212@mbe.it is their email address ifyou have any questions

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  8. Thank you for this wonderful information and for the introduction to these wonderful people. I am arriving in Florence in a few weeks and I will definitely have need for their services. Thanks again! Donna - U.S.A - Los Angeles

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    1. So glad you found my post.... they can ship almost everything...saw them sending a surfboard once! I stop in to say hello on every trip, please tell them you read about them on line...they get a thrill when they know people have seen their video...... if you have xtra time in Florence, the second floor of the food market in San Lorenzo just opened up as a food court! there is an online newletter for Florence that lists everything going on..... Florentine....I think is the name..... let me now if you need any other novel things to do

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  10. Excellent post and wonderful blog, I really like this type of interesting articles keep it up.

    Cheap mailbox rental | personal mailbox rental

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    1. so sorry i missed your message, i was traveling those months and did not see the notice online, but thank you for your comments!

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  11. Will MBE 13 be able to receive a one-time piece of mail (envelope shipped expedited by either DHL or Fed Ex) for a young person who is traveling in Europe? He will be in Florence next week. Thank you for your help. Judy - New Mexico, USA

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    1. i hope this reaches you since i do not have an email address. i did exactly this with a train ticket, had it delivered to this mb ext office, i only use this location so i do not know how the other office work.
      PLEASE email the office, and tell them what you need, so they can tell you the best way to send the documents/envelope. remember they are closed sat and sunday.....

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    2. Thank you! I did get your reply in time. I have emailed their office, although it was after closing time for them. I will look for a reply from them in the morning. This may solve our problem, as my son has no address while he is traveling. Thank you for your prompt response! Judy in NM

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    3. wish i had your email to share with MBX, i sent your message to them yesterday and they told me via email this AM that they had not heard from you. try this email address: Mail Boxes etc Firenze 212 you could use this location for all his mail, they can forward it to a location he is traveling to, i have my suitcase sent ahead all the time, lets me go bag free on the train! hope you reach them before they close at i think 6:30 or 7: pm Italian time

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  12. Lee, I wrote a message on their web page last night rather than sending an email. Since I didn't hear back, this morning I called and spoke with Dario at MBX 212. He was extremely helpful, told me the best way to ship and took my son's name. I think we have it all arranged. Thank you for going out of your way to help us. Sincerely, Judy in NM

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    1. so glad you were in touch with Dario, he is a sweetheart. good idea to call today. there are MANY mbx in florence but these women and dario go out of their way....you can ALSO store luggage here and pick it up later or have it shipped home, storage is less than the train station....

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  13. Hello I was wondering if this location has services where I can send packages to my daughter who will be studying abroad in Florence this fall. I am also interested in a PO Box but not seeing the info on their website.
    Thank you

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    1. Yes I have sent items to them and have had them held until i was able to pic them up. just this april they received a ticket for me and kept it safe until i arrived. i have also stored a suitcase there while i traveled
      i have seen mail boxes at the front of the store and you can ask Carolyn or any of the other womem about these, what the do best is SERVICE, they go out of their way to help you. ..... tell them i said hello!

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  14. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who was conducting a little
    research on this. And he in fact ordered me lunch simply because
    I found it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this....
    Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to
    discuss this subject here on your web site.


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  15. Hi! I was just wondering if there was a time limit on luggage storage here.. I would need it for a 2 week trip. Thanks!!

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    1. I don't think there is a limit, i have left a bag there for 3 or 4 weeks. they have just renovated the store http://hometoitaly.blogspot.com/2015/12/mail-box-etc-in-florence-italy-has-new.html (newer post on the blog)..........any of the women of Mail box etc will be happy to help you....tell them you saw their post online please, they get excited to know they are seen worldwide!!!! are you traveling around Italy on your 2 week adventure???

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  16. Awesome! Thanks so much for your help. I'll definitely let them know. I'll be staying in Florence for four months and going to school at Lorenzo de Medici then traveling for 2 weeks after my program is over to Ireland, Germany, & Belgium! If you have any travel tips for Italy id love to hear them!

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    1. ALWAYS happy to share info on Italy or share links to people who know everything! I did a semester abroad many years ago and now spend as much time as I can returning Home to Italy.
      Tell me what you enjoy doing or what you want to explore and let me share what I can with you. faster if you send to em at leelaurino@earthlink.net.......i am traveling the next month but will continue to work every day......also did a 14 day review of smaller towns in Germany on my MatureSoloTravel.com web site...........there were some interesting adventures on that trip!

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  18. I am studying abroad in Florence for the semester. My father is coming to visit me at the end of the semester and we are planning a 3 week trip around Europe. About how much would it cost to store 2 large suitcases for about 2 and a half weeks at Mailbox Etc?

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    1. http://hometoitaly.blogspot.com/2015/12/mail-box-etc-in-florence-italy-has-new.html is a more recent post on Mail Box Etc they will also ship most anything home! saved me the second bag fee on the airplane

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  19. Enjoy you semester in Firenze, I did the same MANY years ago.
    i left a bag there last year but the price may have changed....please check with anyone there to confirm the price....I think it was only 10 euros a week! that is far less than the train station...... i can only comment on the location I use on Via dell Scala ........ an easy walk from the center. Just call them, email or drop by! Enjoy your trip. reminder: not open on weekends or for some of August

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  20. http://hometoitaly.blogspot.com/2015/12/mail-box-etc-in-florence-italy-has-new.html is a more recent post on the store.....

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  21. mbe212@mbe.it link to the mbe office I use

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  22. Does anyone know if they can arrange a pick up of paintings from Zurich and deliver to a gallery in Florence

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    1. contact the mb etc office in florence, perhaps they can suggest an office in zurich who can ship to florence. i have seen the florence office ship large art work so they are familiar with the process, sorry to answer so late but was on a boat for a week without much wifi and just landed
      let me know if i can help further

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