One of the important things I’ve learnt since being here is that you cannot survive in Italy without knowing at least some basic Italian. It sounds a bit obvious but i was pretty sure that I could survive for the first few month here with English, at least for the basic things like getting around the city and asking for directions. I was wrong. English can’t even take you out of the international airport in Rome, let alone get you to the hotel you’re staying at- well at least it didn’t for me.
Lucky for me i got myself a learn Italian book for beginners a couple of months before I moved here so it was a little bit easier for me to get around. It wasn’t at first though because all I’d ever learnt was how to read, write the basic Italian phrases and listen to a Italians speaking…
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