Thanks to all for these helpful replies - I certainly wouldn't have considered that the vehicle that turned up might be that big! A friend mentioned Euromanandvan but I didn't realise they did removals, I thought it was just smaller deliveries of goods - so will have a look at them.
Hi, new member here - thanks for the useful information, it's really helpful. On a related topic, is it possible to sign up for internet/phone from Getby or Fidoka from the UK,or do we actually have to turn up in person at an office to sign things? We have just purchased our house and whilst we managed to sort out most of the services before we came back to the UK, we didn't have time to investigate how to get the phone reconnected and internet installed. We'd like to have it in place before we return in March - from next year we'll be in Italy full-time. Thanks in advance!