Italians are suave, debonair, elegant and CHARMING ! We suggest that in order to get the best of your stay at Holiday villas in Lucca you learn the lingo… this way the hosts of your Villa rentals in Tuscany will be charmed and show you an even better time while you rent a villa in Tuscany You have two options you can learn Italian at La Collina del Sole as if you stay at this amazing Lucca Villa Rental you can learn Italian with a friendly, engaging and creative approach, with Alina d’Amelia who teaches Italian as a second language and is available for private tutoring to see this option check the experiences section of www.luccavillareantl.com . This is the easiest way to learn “Italiano” when you stay at villas for rent in Tuscany Learn many useful expressions at the same time as getting to grips with Italian culture. From absolute beginners to advanced levels, improve your communication skills, in order to get the most from your stay in Italy. Lessons upon request at La Collina del Sole tutoring fee is €20 per hour which includes preparation time.
Your second option is to buy a phrase book, a notoriously laborious and often frustrating method, the third is to start now so here are a few useful expressions, here is a starter portion we have divided them in the word you would like to say, how it is written in Italian and how it is pronounced if you have a English/American accent. First up to get Maximum Brownie points … greeting people. The ubiquitous Hi or Ciao is hardly ever used, only while dashing past someone with no time to greet properly, so to gain most points greet properly, greet them with the time of day.
Here is how to catch peoples attencion to ask directions to the suggested watering hole farmacy, food shops, walks, Pizzerias or places of interest written up in the Villa handbook Good day Buon giorno Bwohn Juor-noh Good evening Buona sera Bbwon-ahh Sair-rah Good night Buona notte Bwon-nah No-tay Goodbye Arrivederci Ah-ree-ver-dair-chee Or if you want to be very formal for Goodbye - Arrivedela ah-ree-vehdair-la At a bar and need an extra prosecco ?? Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi Skoo-zee I would like a glass of Prosecco– Vorrei un bicchiere di prosecco Vorr-hey hun beak-khiere dee Prosecco When searching for the perfect scoop of ice cream [gelato] and have to look past a queue 3 deep use -Excuse me (to get past someone) Permesso Pair-meh-so When searching for the best restaurant in town use Where is the restaurant ? Dov'é il ristorante Doh-vay Eel Rhis-toh-rant-eh What do you say if soemone lets you into a super secret special date for a festa Thank you grazie Grat-tzee-yay How to begin asking where you can find the Olive iol and wine tasting experience ? please per favore Pair fa-vohr-ray What do you say if you found the suggestions in the Villa handbook helpful ? yes si see What MUST you say if asked if you woudl like to go home ? no no pronounced as it is said … no When asked if they would like to come back to La Collina del Sole our guests have always said an emphatic SI … do join them !