Getting around major cities in Italy requires a map — there is nothing intuitive about it. Streets change names multiple times within what seems to be the equivalent of a block.

To get the most of your map, it’s helpful to understand some of the vocabulary used in urban settings to describe the topography of the city.

Neighborhood: quartiere

Street: strada or via 

City square: piazza

Small square: piazetta

Courtyard: cortile

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