How to ask for directions in Italian and how to understand them

How to ask for directions in Italian and how to understand them

Would you know how to ask for directions in Italian, in case your smartphone didn’t work?

In an era where smartphones seem to get us out of any situation, we tend to assume that they’re going to take us anywhere.

We couldn’t be more wrong. I have seen it myself, and probably you’ve seen it yourself, that even the best devices sometimes fail.

So, when we try to reach a certain part of an unfamiliar city, it can get a bit frustrating when our phones don’t work properly or die.

This is when when the old-school method comes in handy: when we have to take up some courage, approach a stranger (sometimes in a foreign language) and finally ask for directions.

And…surprise! Locals know long more than phones. So you would end up not only finding your way, but also knowing new people and practising your Italian.

So, here is a video that will show you how to ask for directions in Italian and how to understand them.

Press play and then play the game at the bottom of the video lesson. 🙂







Here you have the sentences that you found in the video.


Some words are missing. Try and complete them with the words that you find on the top.



If you want to start speaking Italian right from day one, you can download my free training 20 Easy Phrases to Start Speaking Italian. You will get access to a video lesson and a game to help you remember and recall the phrases that you have learned.


Don’t forget that, if you are in my community, you can also join my private Facebook group Fun Italian for Beginners, where I give live video lessons and share more tools to help you kick start your Italian.

Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
I help beginners of Italian take their first steps, speak from day one and learn Italian at their pace and by having fun.