Learning the basics of a language is a great way to make any trip more enjoyable. Even just saying hello when you enter a shop, or knowing how to order food, can make for a much more sociable experience.
Here are some of the most useful Italian phrases to get your head around before you travel.
Good morning: Buon giorno
Please: Per favore
Thank you: Grazie
How much?: Quanto?
Excuse me: Mi scusi
How are you?: Come va?
Train station: Stazione ferroviaria
Where is the bathroom?: Dov’è il bagno?
Do you speak English?: Parla Inglese?
I don’t speak Italian: Non parlo Italiano
The bill, please: Il conto, per favore
I’m sorry: Mi dispiace
Alright: Va bene
Can I have the menu, please?: Potrei avere il menu, per favore?
While you won’t be able to hold more than a basic conversation, these phrases will at least help you ask for directions if you are lost, buy things in the market or communicate what you want at a restaurant.
The Yemeni Island of Socotra is home to wildlife and plant life never found anywhere else in the world. The island is part of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean and a beloved symbol of the Arabian Sea. With the region rife with war at the moment, experts are beginning to wonder how much longer its unique topography will last.
My husband and I arrived to Kenwood Inn & Spa about an hour before check-in time and luckily our room was ready. The front desk attendant asked if we need assistance with our luggage, then escorted us to our room. Along the way, she pointed out the rooms past the lobby where the daily complimentary breakfast is served, as well as complimentary wine tastings. I enjoyed a glass of welcome Champagne as we made our way to the room.
TritonWear is an innovative IoT product that’s bringing elite sport analytics to everyday swimmers. The affordable and user-friendly technology was created by a Toronto startup and is aimed at swimmers looking to increase their speed and overall skill. The TritonWear platform, which includes both the wearable and the app, helps swimmers pinpoint weaknesses and reduce injury risk.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.