Useful Italian Phrases: part two

Welcome to part two of our useful Italian phrases guide. Part one covered Italian phrases for meet and greet and useful phrases for permissions, inquiries and requests. Today we’ll be looking at more common phrases you would need to know before travelling to Italy.

Useful phrases for interacting with hotel staff/ shop keepers/cinema staff etc.

  • Ho una prenotazione (I have a booking)
  • Abbiamo una prenotazione (we have a booking)
  • Vorrei qualcosa da mangiare (I would like something to eat)
  • Vorrei qualcosa da bere (I would like something to drink)
  • Sono allergico a… (I am allergic to…)
  • Accettate carte di credito? (Do you accept credit cards?)
  • Prescrizione / ricetta (Prescription)
  • Posso pagare al check-out? (May I pay at check-out?)
  • Il conto, per favore. (Check please.)
  • C’è la connessione ad internet (Is there internet connection)
  • Quanto costa? (How much does it cost?)
  • Quanto costa questo? (How much does this cost?)

Important places and directions

Polizia / Carabinieri Police
Taxi Taxi
Fermata dell’autobus Bus stop
Aeroporto Airport
Stazione Train station
Farmacia Pharmacy
Medico Doctor
Albergo / Hotel Hotel
Dolore Pain
Vesciche Blisters
Supermercato Food store
Negozio Shop
Ospedale Hospital
Pronto soccorso Emergency room
Museo Museum
Biglietteria Ticket desk
Guida turistica Guidebook
Visita guidata Guided tour
Orario di apertura Opening time
Spingere Push (a door)
Tirare Pull (a door)
Dove posso lasciare la mia borsa? Where can..leave..bag?
Vai via! Go away!
Nord North
Sud South
Est East
Ovest West

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