Information for British nationals detained or imprisoned in Italy

Information on the Italian legal and prison systems for British nationals in prison in Italy, their family and friends.



Explains how to:

  • arrange visits
  • send money to a prisoner
  • apply for a transfer to a UK prison

See also help if you’re arrested abroad.

Published 15 March 2013
Last updated 4 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. A new HTML version of this information has been added

  2. Information updated 22 October 2021

  3. Updated 8 January 2021

  4. updated 4 November 2020

  5. Updated 29 November 2019

  6. Information for prisoners updated - 20 May 2019

  7. Updated "prisoner pack" attachment.

  8. Updated guidance uploaded

  9. The Prisoner pack was recently updated, but the notification did not go out to subscribers.

  10. The Italy prisoner pack updated on 30 July 2014

  11. Updated details for the British Consulate in Milan and the Consular section of the British Embassy in Rome.

  12. First published.