Directions in Italian

While the Italian people are known for their hospitality, and are more than willing to give directions, it's still important to have a basic understanding of Italian words and phrases relating to directions. Knowing how to ask for directions, and being able to understand what is being said, is one the first things you'll want to learn if you plan on visiting or living in Italy. Below we'll explore the most important Italian words and phrases you'll want to commit to memory in order to be able to ask and give directions in Italian. Click on any blue button to hear a phrase, then repeat the phrase out load.
English
Italian
Excuse me, where is…?
Mi scusi, dov’è...?
Where is _______?
Dove ______?
Where is the subway?
Dov’è la metropolitana?
Where is the bus?
Dov’è l’autobus?
Where are the taxis?
Dove sono i tassì?
Where is the exit?
Dov’è l’uscita?
Is it far?
È lontano?
Is it near?
È vicino?
Turn left.
Si gira a sinistra.
Turn right.
Si gira a destra
Go that way.
Si va in quella direzione.
Go straight ahead.
Si va diritto.
Go back.
Si va indietro.
Take me to this address, please.
Mi porti a questo indirizzo, per favore.
A subway map, please.
Una cartina della metropolitana, per favore.
A map of the city, please.
Una pianta della città, per favore.
Does this bus go to Mercerie Street?
Questo autobus va in Via Mercerie?
Stop here, please.
Fermi qui, per favore.
can you help me?
potresti aiutarmi?/potrebbe aiutarmi?
we got lost
ci siamo persi
I'm lost
mi sono perso/persa
how many stops before we arrive in …?
quante fermate ci sono prima di ...?
where do I get a ticket for the bus?
dove si fa il biglietto per l'autobus?
where's the underground?
dov'è la metropolitana?
do you have the time, please?
mi può dire l'ora per favore?
do you know a good restaurant in the area?
mi sa indicare un buon ristorante in zona?
where is the parking meter?
dov'è il parchimetro?
can I park here?
si può parcheggiare qui?
how do I get to ...?
come si arriva a ...?
can you show me on the map?
potete mostrarmelo sulla carta?
street
la strada, la via
motorway
l'autostrada
traffic lights
semaforo
alley
il vialetto
corner
l'angolo