Helpful words and phone numbers you might need in Italy
Useful words and phone numbers you might need during your vacation in Italy.
A few words to the word “help”: Italians told me a couple of times to scream “fuoco” (fire) when you need help. It’s more likely that someone will come and look what’s happening. Fortunately, I can’t confirm this myself.
Useful words: Aiuto! Translation: help
Si : Yes
Prego: You are welcome
Per favore: Please
Perché? : Why?
Quanto costa? : How much does it cost?
A che ora?: At what time?
Dove e’?: Where is ?
Dove e' un tipico ristorante locale?: Where can I find a typical local restaurant?
Mi serve un dottore : I need a doctor.
Quando aprono? When do they open?
Quando chiudono? When do they close?
A che ora? At what time?
Another way of communicating here in Italy is with your hands. Shortly, we will do a video of most of the signs and explain their meanings. Hand signs in Italy have specific meanings and if you watch carefully you can even see children communicating in this way.
The numbers to call in case you need help are:
These phone numbers are valid for the whole country, no matter what city your in.
Carabinieri: 112 Carabinieri are like the police, so you can call one or the other.
American Embassy: +39 06 46741
Via Vittorio Veneto 121, 00187 Rome, Italy
Canadian Embassy: 00-800-2326-6831 (dial toll-free) or 613-996-8885 (call collect where available)
Via Zara 30, 00198 Rome, Italy
British Embassy: +39 06 4220 0001
Via XX Settembre 80/a, 00187 Rome, Italy
Australian Embassy: +39 06 852 721
Via Antonio Bosio 5, Rome, Italy
In the Italian pharmacies you'll find almost everything you can get at home only that they will be
double priced. Should you need antibiotics from the pharmacy then a doctor has to come and
visit you in the hotel if the hotel has one and if not, you'll have to visit a "studio medico" - the
doctors studio. This will cost you around 100 euros and the doctor will write you a prescription.
Don't be afraid and always ask in advance the prices. The best thing is to bring along the things
you usually need from your own country.
A green cross which can be in different shapes or sizes means that the store is a pharmacy