Whilst exploring Italy it's important to know some basic Italian to help you along the way, and the locals will respect you for trying, let's take a look!
Hello: Ciao - Buongiorno - Salve
When greeting a stranger, always use Buongiorno or Salve especially if they are older than you, only use Ciao for friends, people younger or if they say Ciao first!
Morning/Afternoon/Evening: Buongiorno, Buonasera
Good morning and good afternoon are both the same "Boungiorno" but good evening changes to "Buonasera" Used when entering shops, restaurants, hotels etc
Goodbye: Arrivederci or Ciao
Goodbye can vary depending on the formality of the situation, between friends a simple Ciao would do, but when leaving a shop or formal occasion throw in a "Arrivederci"
I'm going to bed, I'm really tired. Goodnight everybody: Vado a dormire, sono proprio stanca, buonanotte a tutti.
See you tomorrow: Ci vediamo domani
"C" is pronounced "ch" like in church or chocolate
Nice to meet you, I'm John: Piacere, sono John
nice to meet you, i'm John and this is Kevin: Piacere, sono John e questo e Kevin
I'm staying at the hotel Rose: Sto all'hotel Rose
I'm staying in Venice for one week: Mi fermo a Venezia per una settimana