May 21, 2009

Italian for Tourists Review

Filed under: reviews — unwriter1 @ 7:58 pm




Title: Italian for Tourists

Author: Jo Linsdell

Publisher: Lulu.com

Copyright: Copyright: © 1st May 2009

ISBN: 978-1-4092-7826-9

Format: Paperback

Genre: Travel


 I don’t speak Italian. I have enough trouble with English (or is it American). Jo Linsdell has written the definitive guidebook. I know if I ever make it to Italy, this is the book I want. Why? Because it’s layout is simple, easy to use and covers everything. Ms Linsdell has put in a guide to how to pronounce the letters and put in the most common of phrases. There is not a lot of excess wording so finding what phrase or word you need in a hurry is very simple. This book is a must for anyone traveling to Italy. The only negative is that it doesn’t go into all the bad language that Italian drivers throw at each other. Wait, that’s a good thing.


The first thing you notice is how the book is divided. Then you get the guide to how to pronounce each letter and in Italian, you do just that. After that, all you have to do is look for the section you need, airport, train station, hotel, etc, and all the common phrases are there. Anyone who travels can use this book. There are many Italian to English books or other combinations, but none are as easy to use as Italian for Tourists. I highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Italy.



  1. Sounds like a well organized book. I’m not much of a traveler, but remember a few, but not many,Italian words from my Mom and also some from my uncle. I like the sound of the language.

    Morgan Mandel

    Comment by Morgan Mandel — May 21, 2009 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for a great review Ron.

    Thanks Morgan. Italian is such a beautiful language. I remember when I met my husband I couldn’t speak a word of it but would love to listen to him. He could say anything and it sounded good 🙂


    Comment by Jo Linsdell — May 22, 2009 @ 3:11 am | Reply

  3. I’ve always wanted to tour Europe and it’s on my “must do before I kick the bucket” list, so thanks for the review and heads-up on this book. Sounds like just what is in order for my eventual trip to Italy.

    The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

    Comment by paizefiddler — May 22, 2009 @ 5:01 am | Reply

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