Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers



Ever had a case of stuck tongue + sweaty armpits when starting a conversation in Italian?

You’re sitting in a nice Italian restaurant in the main piazza, enjoying the sunshine.

You scan through the Italian menu to find your favourite pasta dish.

The restaurant where you’re sitting is full cheerful and loud Italian people enjoying their lunch break. “It must be a good one -not a tourist place!” you think.

One little drawback, though: you realise that the staff doesn’t really speak English.

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Now, You want to attract the waiter attention but…how do you say “excuse me’ in Italian?

You get your phone out. Type it “Excuse me, I’d like spaghetti carbonara, please!” in Google translator.

You get the waiter’s attention. You read the translated Italian sentence to him -as clearly as you can! and…

The waiter looks at you completely puzzled!

“Scusi?” he asks.

OOPS!! You must’ve said something wrong.

Plan B: you show the waiter the screen of your phone and point at the sentence you wanted to pronounce, and then point at the food you want on the menú.

A feeling of embarassment dawns upon you.

If only you had learned some Italian earlier prior to your trip!

But last time you tried to attend a course your boss decided to keep you late at work and you had to miss quite a lot!

Also, last language class you went to didn’t really work for you. They taught stuff that wasn’t related to what you want to learn (aka travelling!).

Or you’ve realised you’re an independent learner who thrives when learning on her own. You want to be the one who decides what to learn and when (rather than be told so by some random teacher!).

Either way, you really want to learn Italian. And actually speak it. Because you really want to enjoy your trip to Italy.

You want to connect to Italian people.

You want to be part of their world.

And I really want to help make your trip to Italy the best ever.

I created something for you that can help you learn the Italian you actually need for your next Italian holiday!

Something that will help you learn the Italian you truly need on your own terms (whenever you want and wherever you want!). 

Something that is a phrasebook, an exercise book, an interactive vocabulary and grammar guide ! 🙂


The Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers is a bundle of Italian learning resources that include vocabulary flashcards online, a conversation script workbook with  20+ different travelling scenarios with related conversations, and an essential grammar guide that will help you acquire the vocabulary you actually need to speak Italian confidently on your next trip to Italy.

What does the Italian Conversation Guide For Travellers include?


A vocabulary guide with over 60 sets of Italian Flashcards online. These are Italian/ English flashcards (on one side there is the Italian phrase and on the other the the other you’ll find English translation) and feature all the essential Italian vocabulary (words, phrases as well as sentences) related to travelling and holidaying in Italy. These are visual and audio flashcards  (yes, you can hear the pronunciation and practice it too!) that I’ve created myself to save you countless of hours of word searching and second guessing! All the flashcards are organised by topics as well as alphabetical order. Each set is named afer a specific topic ( e.g. greetings, food, etc.) and contains on average 12 flashcards. The best things is that you can access these flashcards from your laptop, tablet or phone as long as you have an internet connection, which means you can learn anytime and anywhere!


A Workbook with conversation scripts This is a workbook with 22 conversation scenarios and 12 learning sheets featuring examples of Italian conversations you’re likely to have when travelling in Italy. This workbook helps you put into context the vocabulary you’ll be learning through the flashcards and use it to create your own conversation scripts to get you speaking ASAP!



“How to use Quizlet” Guide – My online flashcards are host on Quizlet. Not sure how to use Quizlet? FEAR NOT! This easy little guide will show you how. Plus, it will give you some tips to help you make the most out of your online flashcards!


Essential Italian Grammar Guide. An overwhelm-free checklist of all grammar you need to know with explanations and websites where you can practise it!


Language exchange  finder –  This little guide aims to help you find a perfect Italian exchange partner to practise with and turn those conversation scripts you’ll create into a real conversation. Because the only way to learn a language is to speak it!



Once you purchase the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers you get lifetime access till it exists.

You can get Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers at a discounted price right now.

I wanted to make this a very easy decision for you. That’s why I’ve priced Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers  at a price point that’s pretty much like a nice meal out or a cute dress from Zara! ❤



Testimonial for Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers

” The Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers is very helpful for anticipating typical conversations in several places where tourists will likely practice their Italian: restaurants, bars, hotels, souvenir shops, museums, asking for directions on the street, etc. I love how the conversations also have a checklist for vocabulary topics to review and grammar points to remember.  If I were planning a trip to Italy a few weeks or months from now, I would certainly use this checklist to help me focus on what needs brushing up before getting on the plane.” – JONATHAN HUGGINS from Huggins International (

Who created the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers?


Hi, my name’s Erminia Pedata, but you can call me Ermy. I’m a qualified language coach and Italian native speaker and the creator of  the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers.

When I first moved to England, my English fluency was fairly limited, so I used to prepare little conversation scripts (either in my mind or on my phone!) to effectively communicate in daily conversational scenarios, such as asking for something specific in a shop or going at the doctor’s. Creating these little conversation scripts helped me build my confidence in speaking English. The Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers stems from this idea. It’s the perfect resource for those Italian learners who are just starting their Italian learning journey and would like to build their confidence in speaking the Italian they actually need to enjoy their next trip to Italy.


The Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers is for you if…

  • You’re an independent learner who loves learning languages on your own (you just need a little bit of structure + right tools)
  • You’re a beginner. You’re just starting learning Italian as you want to travel to Italy
  • You don’t know how to structure your learning, what to learn first and would like a roadmap to follow – the Conversation Workbook in the Italian conversation Guide will give you this!
  • You’d like to learn Italian for your next trip to Italy without needing to attend a language course (because you don’t have time to commit to one!)
  • You’re are a more advanced Italian learner who would like to learn more vocabulary related to travelling to ready for your next trip to Italy
  • You love translation as a way to learn a language (there are lots of translation activities in there!)
  • You love using flashcards as a way to study languages
  • You’re always on your phone but would rather spend your time learning languages rather than scrolling your Instagram feeds (this will give you an extra kick in your but to get some learning done!)

The Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers is NOT for you if…

  • You’d rather learn Italian with a teacher. In this case, have a look here
  • You are not willing to spend at least 10 minutes of your time to learn some Italian every day.
  • Your first language is not English or you don’t speak English fluently
  • You hate flashcards
  • You hate translation as a way to learn a language
  • You hate using your phone as a tool to learn languages
  • You can’t be bothered to download a free app like Quizlet on your phone to use the flashcards included in the guide.
  • You’ve used Quizlet in the past and didn’t like it.
  • You eat pizza with pineapple ! 😛  (just kiddin’!)

Are you ready to start learning Italian straightaway on your own terms (any time and anywhere!


Testimonial for Italian for Travellers Conversation Guide


“The Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers is an excellent resource for beginners preparing for a trip to Italy. It provides useful, common scenarios and each conversation is linked to relevant vocabulary lists and grammar explanations, to allow you build your understanding and then modify the example to suit your situation. The layout is nice and clear, so it doesn’t make you feel overwhelmed with information. I wish I’d had this guide to help me prepare for my last trip to Italy!” REBECCA from Irregular Endings (


What kind of topics does the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers cover?

All the topics that are related to holidays and travelling around Italy. Below is a list of some of the topics. Bear in mind that this list is constantly evolving and once you purchase the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers you get free access to all future updated versions too. YAY!

Food & ordering at a restaurant
Booking tickets
Visiting cities, exploring and travelling
Buying gifts and shopping
Numbers, quantities, prices, time
Main regular verbs
Main irregular verbs
…& so much more


Have you got any questions? Doubts? Check out the F.A.Q. below and if you still can’t find an answer, send me an email at


“What kind of online flashcards are these in the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers?”

They are online flashcards on Quizlet. Quizlet is an app you can download on your phone (for free!) so you can play with your flashcards, learn and have fun at the same time (which aid memorisation). Plus,you can see the word, but also hear the words. Get a free sample of these flashcards right here (you’ll be sent them to your email along with the instructions to access them).

“How can I practise my pronunciation with the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers?”

The flashcards included in the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers are online and you can hear the pronunciation of each word and phrase they feature. Also, on Quizlet (the platform where these flashcards are hosted) there are specific listening activities that include dictation that will help you develop your listening and pronunciation skills too.

“What if I don’t know how to use Quizlet?”

I’ve got you covered. Along with the flashcards, you’ll also get an easy step by step guide that will set you up to use Quizlet like pro + give you some tips to get the most out of your flashcards.

“I don’t know much Italian as I’m just starting out. Would the Italian Conversation guide for Travellers work for me?

Yes! The Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers is actually for people who has just started learning Italian or would like to start now. The Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers would help you build up the vocabulary you need and put it into context through conversation scripts.

“How can I pay?”

By card. All transactions are handled via Paypal, one of the most reliable and secure platforms to handle payments online.

“What happens after I click “buy now”?”

You’ll be asked for your details and once you complete the transactions, you’ll be send to a page where you can insert your name and email in order to have access to the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers.

“If I don’t like the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers can you refund me?”

Due to the digital nature of the product refunds are not possible. However, you’re more than welcome to try the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers before purchasing  right here (you’ll be sent it to your email along with the instructions to access them).

“English is not my native language. Would the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers work for me?”

As long as you’re proficient in English, yes! I learned French through English and it worked for me as I already knew English. In a way, it would be even better for you as you’d be practising two foreign languages at the same time! How cool is that!

“I saw some of the flashcards you included in the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers in your free class on Quizlet “Italiano per Tutti”. Are these the same flashcards?”

No. The ones available in my free class “Italiano per Tutti” are just a sample version. Once you purchase the Italian Conversation Guide for Travellers, you’ll get access to another Quizlet class called “Italian for Travellers” where I have over 60 flashcards sets with over 600 words and phrases organised by topics.”

“I have a question that is not answered here. Where can I find you?”

Write to me at and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.




Testimonial for learning with Ermy

“Ermy’s resources have brought out my “learning superpowers”! The inputs to learn solo helped me a lot. I could learn Italian faster thanks to the flashcards on Quizlet which featured high frequency words, so they were of great help to read Italian as well as understand daily conversational Italian.” SRINIVAS RAO