For tourists who hope to have a unique, ?off the beaten path? experience in Italy, learning a little of the native language is crucial. Just knowing they find the train station (stazione del treno) or say ?thank you? (grazie) can relieve some of the stress that traveling can bring. Featuring hundreds of commonly used phrases, this pocket-sized guide provides travellers with the words they need to order dinner, talk on the phone, read street signs and train schedules, shop with confidence, and more. This book even features the basics of Italian grammar and pronunciation as well as common idioms and slang words. Conveniently organized and indexed by category, this quick reference guide is a one-stop guide for quick, practical phrases for any situation.