Some of the greatest moments in travel come from an unexpected surprise: you discover a fantastic restaurant by wandering down a strange alley, or you meet a new friend at the cheese shop who invites you on a hike with some of the best views you’ve ever seen.
Traveling by train remains one of the most enjoyable ways to explore Italy. The country’s extensive rail network allows you to reach almost every town, village and city coast to coast.
You’ve taken time to learn Italian phrases, maybe even read our article on Italian phrases for travellers.
You’re going to Italy, but you don’t know how to speak Italian. It might help to have some basic Italian phrases in your pocket to help make your trip run more smoothly. It goes a long way as a traveler to show that you’re at least making an effort in the local language.
Picture this, you have just arrived in the city center after taking the train into Rome from Fiumicino. While you are excited you need a jolt after your long journey.
There’s a good chance that you’re familiar with the Italian word gelato. You’ve probably even tasted it. What is gelato though? What makes gelato different from ice cream and other frozen treats you enjoy at home?
It hits your nose first. The server is coming your way with a plate in hand, a warm steaming pizza that was freshly made and just pulled from the oven. You lean back in your chair and soak up the sights, feeling a bit more in Italy with every bite you take.