(ex: Florence, Positano)
A: It would be helpful to know a few basic French words - thank you, please, pardon, mister, missus, washroom. They can tell immediately that you don't speak French and were very patient. If the particular person didn't speak much English they'd find someone who did speak some. The fellow who was the caretaker for the property spoke quite good English and was very helpful in terms of making dinner reservations and giving us the lay of the land. The directions to various other towns were quite clear if you have a map to follow. There's a lot of road signs (route #'s) and arrows indicating direction. Hope this helps!!