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Old 09-20-16, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
English is widely spoken in the more tourist areas (Rome, Pisa, Florence, etc). Some knowledge of Italian will be helpful if you stray from the beaten path.
Certainly that will help, numbers, basic politeness like greeting, say thank you and making the effort to speak their language. But for Italians language is more like a beautiful soundtrack while they are communicating with their hands, voice and faces. Usually for them not speaking the language is not a reason not to have a conversation.
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