I am soon relocating from USA (New York, NY) to Italy. I have a bunch of personal effects (e.g., clothes, books, a game console, some souvenirs) that I would like to ship to Italy. I think I can fit these into two large boxes, say max 60-65 lbs (30 kg) each (probably less).
Any suggestion on how to do that in a relatively cheap (and secure) way? I have been looking at prices on UPS, FedEx, and DHL, and they are astronomical. Time is not a primary concern, it may take up to a couple of weeks (as long as it is secure).
Also, how to avoid VAT or customs? All of these are personal belongings.