Italy is one of the world’s most alluring travel destinations, which would help explain why it currently sits in fifth place in the world tourism charts, with well over 40 million international visitors going there each year.
If you plan on being among the 40 odd million tourists who visit Italy in the next year or two then here are some of the advantages of learning some of the Italian language before you leave home.
Have a Conversation
How many conversations have you had on previous trips to countries where they speak a different language from you? The sad truth of the matter is that most of us fail to speak the locals at all when we travel. The good news is that it is a situation which can be remedied. As it is the language barrier which tends to be the problem you can learn enough of the local tongue to hold a simple conversation. Italy is a fantastic place to do this, as the Italians are famously outgoing and talkative.
Watch a Film or Read the Newspapers
There are so many historic sights and world famous tourist attractions in Italy that you won’t be short of things to do during the time you spend there. However, there are sure to be a few moments in which you just want to sit back and relax for a spell. A fine way of doing this is by going to a cinema and watching a movie. If you watch an Italian language film then you can really feel as though you are soaking up the experience and getting some culture on your trip too. Sitting in a bar or café and watching the world go by while you read a local newspaper is another fantastic way of relaxing in any Italian town or city.
Finally, Italy is a country which urges you to go and explore it. If you are planning on spending all your time there in a big city like Rome then it might be time to think again. By getting out and about you can experience the country in a different way and take home some even more magical memories. Of course, being able to speak the language is essential if you plan to do some independent travelling and exploring. If this sounds good to you then try these Italian courses in Glasgow and set yourself up for the time of your life in Italy.