5. Buying a train ticket


Bruno and Scotty are visiting the smallest region in Italy: the Aosta Valley! With the series Turisti in Valle d’Aosta tourists in the Aosta Valley you’ll learn Italian by following Bruno and Scotty traveling from the city centre of Aosta to the Fénis castle. After an introduction about the region, you’ll learn how to ask for information and directions and how to buy a train ticket and an entrance ticket. At the end we’ll visit the castle together and we’ll even meet its ghost! Enjoy watching the series and learn useful vocabulary and sentences. Right below the videos you’ll find the script and the translation for you to review the sentences.

Episodio 5: Fare il biglietto

Bruno and Scotty have reached the train station, now they have to buy the tickets.


Fare il biglietto

Although to buy in Italian is comprare, you say fare il biglietto to make the ticket when it comes to buy a ticket.

Per fare il biglietto si deve andare in biglietteria ticket office.

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Bruno and Scotty are at the station. Now they have to buy the tickets.

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Scotty: “Hello! We would like to visit the Fénis Castle. What train shall we take?”
Bigliettaio*: “You must take the train to Nus.”
Bruno: “After lunch, I always feel drowsy**…”

*Il bigliettaio, la bigliettaia ticket clerk
**L’abbiocco (coll.) drowsiness after eating
Ho l’abbiocco / mi viene l’abbiocco I feel drowsy

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Scotty: “Perfect. Then two tickets to Nus, please.”
Bigliettaio: “Round trip?”
Scotty: “One way only.”

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Bigliettaio: “It’s 3.60€.”
Scotty: “Here you go.”

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Scotty: “What time does the train leave?”
Bigliettaio: “The next train leaves at… just a moment… at 2:51.”

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Bigliettaio: “That means now.”
Scotty: “Hurry Bruno! Run!”
Bruno: “Ehh? What? Where?”

By the way, platform/track is called il binario.
Il treno parte alle 14:51 dal binario 1.
The train leaves at 2:51 from platform 1.

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