English | Phrases - Travel | Getting Around

Getting Around - Location

Mi sono perso.
I am lost.
Not knowing where you are
Può mostrarmi dov'è sulla cartina?
Can you show me where it is on the map?
Asking for a specific location on a map
Dove posso trovare ____?
Where can I find___?
Asking for a specific facility
... un bagno?
... a bathroom?
facility
... una banca/sportello di cambio
... a bank/an exchange office?
facility
... un albergo?
... a hotel?
facility
... un benzinaio?
... a gas station?
facility
... un ospedale?
... a hospital?
facility
... una farmacia?
... a pharmacy?
facility
... un grande magazzino?
... a department store?
facility
... un supermercato?
... a supermarket?
facility
... la fermata dell'autobus?
... the bus stop?
facility
... la fermata della metro?
... the subway station?
facility
... un ufficio di informazione turistica?
... a tourist information office?
facility
... un bancomat/sportello bancario automatico?
... an ATM/a cash machine?
facility
Come si arriva __?
How do I get to___?
Asking for directions to a specific place
... al centro?
... the downtown area?
specific place
... alla stazione del treno?
... the train station?
specific place
... all'aeroporto?
... the airport?
specific place
... alla centrale di polizia?
... the police station?
specific place
... all'ambasciata di [paese]?
... the embassy of [country]?
the embassy of a specific country
Ci può consigliare un buon ___?
Can you recommend any good___?
Asking for recommendations of a specific place
... bar?
... bars?
place
... caffé?
... cafes?
place
... ristorante?
... restaurants?
place
... night club?
... night clubs?
place
... albergo?
... hotels?
place
... attrazione turistica?
... tourist attractions?
place
... sito storico?
... historic sites?
place
... museo?
... museums?
place

Getting Around - Directions

Gira a sinistra.
Turn left.
Giving directions
Gira a destra.
Turn right.
Giving directions
Sempre dritto.
Go straight ahead.
Giving directions
Torna indietro.
Go back.
Giving directions
Fermati.
Stop.
Giving directions
Vai verso ___.
Go towards the___.
Giving directions
Vai oltre ___.
Go past the___.
Giving directions
Cerca il/la ___.
Watch for the___.
Giving directions
in discesa
downhill
Giving directions
in salita
uphill
Giving directions
incrocio
intersection
Common reference point when giving directions
semafori
traffic lights
Common reference point when giving directions
parco
park
Common reference point when giving directions

Getting Around - Bus/Train

Dove posso comprare un biglietto per l'autobus/per il treno?
Where can I buy a bus/train ticket?
Asking for a ticket office
Vorrei comprare un ___ per ___[destinazione]___.
I would like to buy a___ to __[location]__ please.
Buying a ticket to a specific location
... biglietto solo andata...
... single ticket ...
one-way ticket
... andata e ritorno...
... return ticket ...
two-way ticket
... biglietto di prima/seconda classe...
... first class/second class ticket ...
ticket for the first class/second class
... biglietto giornaliero...
... day pass ...
a ticket you can use the entire day
... un abbonamento settimanale...
... weekly pass ...
a ticket you can use for a whole week
... un abbonamento mensile ...
... monthly pass ...
a ticket you can use for one month
Quanto costa un biglietto per ___[destinazione]___?
How much is a ticket to __[location]__ ?
Enquiring about the ticket price to a certain location
Vorrei prenotare un posto (lato finestrino).
I'd like to reserve a seat (by the window).
Reserving a specific seat
Si ferma a ___[luogo]___?
Does this bus/train stop at __[location]__ ?
Asking if the bus or train goes to a certain location
Quanto ci metteremo per arrivare a __[destinazione]__?
How long to get to __[location]__?
Quando parte l'autobus/il treno per __[destinazione]__?
When does the bus/train bound for__[location]__ leave?
Asking when a certain bus/train leaves the station
È occupato questo posto?
Is this seat taken?
Enquiring whether the seat is still free
Questo è il mio posto.
That is my seat.
Pointing out that you were already sitting on this seat or have a reservation for this seat

Getting Around - Signs

aperto
open
A store is open
chiuso
closed
A store is closed
entrata
entrance
Sign to enter
uscita
exit
Sign to leave
spingere
push
tirare
pull
uomini
men
Bathroom for men
donne
women
Bathroom for women
pieno/occupato
occupied
Hotel is full/bathroom is occupied
libero
vacant
Hotel rooms available/bathroom is empty

Getting Around - Taxi

Sa il numero per chiamare un taxi?
Do you know the number to call a taxi?
Asking for the telephone number of the taxi company
Devo andare a ___[destinazione]__.
I need to go to __[location]__.
Telling the taxi driver where you want to go
Quanto costa andare a ___[destinazione]___?
How much to go to__[location]__?
Enquiring the taxi fare to a certain location
Può aspettare qui un momento?
Can you wait here for a moment?
Asking the taxi driver to wait for you while you run an errand
Segua quella macchina!
Follow that car!
Used if you are a secret agent

Getting Around - Car rental

Dov'è il noleggio auto?
Where is the car rental?
Asking where you can rent a car
Vorrei noleggiare una macchina di piccola cilindrata/di grossa cilindrata/un furgoncino.
I'd like to rent a small car/large car/van.
Specifying what kind of car you want to rent
... per un giorno/una settimana.
... for one day/one week.
Specifying for how long you want to rent it
Voglio una polizza assicurativa con copertura totale
I want full coverage insurance.
Getting the maximum insurance possible
Non ho bisogno di assicurazione.
I do not need insurance.
Getting no insurance at all
Devo riportare indietro la macchina col pieno di benzina?
Should I bring the car back with a full tank?
Asking if you need to fill the car up with gas before returning it
Dov'è il prossimo benzinaio?
Where is the next gas station?
Asking where you can find the nearest gas station
Vorrei includere un secondo guidatore.
I would like to include a second driver.
Asking to include another driver to the rental agreement
Qual è il limite di veocità in città/nelle autostrade?
What is the speed limit in cities/on highways?
Enquiring about the speed limits in the region
Non c'è il pieno.
The tank is not full.
Complaining that the car is not filled up 100%
Il motore fa uno strano rumore.
The engine makes a strange noise.
Complaining that there is a problem with the engine of the car
L'auto è danneggiata.
The car is damaged.
Complaining that the car is damaged