Two questions for my first trip to Italy. I am going just for 10 days. We have a hotel in Rome the full time and will be taking a couple trips from there and also seeing everything we can in Rome.
- how much Italian language should I go prepared to speak? Is the perverbial "please" and "thank you" enough, or would it behoove me to learn more? if it's "learn more", what is the best method to do that?
- outside of activities in Rome, does anyone have any recommendations on some close (within a few hours or so) excursions that are good to do? we are a group of four in our early thirties, so we're up for hiking or any other activities, but especially interested in wine and food.
thanks in advance for everyone's replies. Happy Travels!