The most essential travel phrases you need to know in Italian

Travel dictionary - Italian  - Luminata

Ciao a tutti! Are you planning a trip to Italy and feeling a little uncertain about your Italian language skills? Fear not, for we have compiled a list of the most common travel phrases in Italian to ensure you have a great experience.

Buongiorno! - Good morning!

Start your day off right by greeting the locals with a friendly and respectful "buongiorno!" Whether you're ordering a cappuccino at a local café or asking for directions, initiating the conversation with a polite greeting will set a positive tone for your interactions.


Quanto costa? - How much does it cost?

Budgeting is a crucial aspect of any trip, and this question will come in handy when visiting local markets or purchasing tickets for attractions. For an added touch, throw in a "per favore" (please) to show your appreciation for the assistance.


Dov'è il bagno? - Where's the bathroom?

When nature calls, be prepared to locate the nearest bathroom with this essential phrase. You'll find this particularly useful in rural areas where signs may not be as prevalent.


Posso avere...? - Can I have...?

This phrase will come in handy when ordering at a restaurant or buying souvenirs. A polite "posso avere" accompanied by a "per favore" will go a long way in showing your appreciation for the service.


Mi scusi! - Excuse me!

If you need to get someone's attention, a simple "mi scusi" will suffice. It's polite, respectful, and will make your interactions with the locals much smoother.


Grazie! - Thank you!

A simple "grazie" can make all the difference. The locals will appreciate your effort to show gratitude, and it will reflect positively on you as a traveler.


Mi potrebbe aiutare? - Could you help me?

Whether you're lost and in need of directions or struggling with your luggage, "mi potrebbe aiutare" is a polite way of asking for assistance.

Mi piacerebbe... - I would like...

If you want to explore a particular location or try a specific Italian cuisine, "mi piacerebbe" is the perfect phrase to start your request.


Keep in mind that a smile, a greeting, and a polite attitude go a long way, and don't be afraid to sprinkle in some Italian phrases as you go. Remember, you're not just traveling, you're immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of Italian culture and history - Buon viaggio!

And those of you who would like to be even more prepared for your trips to Italy, why not to take one of our Italian language or culture courses? If you can't find one suitable for you, please do get in touch, and we will gladly see how we can help!

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