I have traveled all over Italy & have never had a problem finding people who speak English. If you are going to a remote area you may need help. Depending on what kind of smartphone you have, look for a Translator app. Apple has quite a few & some are free. The idea is you spell out your question or comment & it gets written in Italian so you can show to someone. In the meantime learn the 3 phrases you should always know before you go: please, thank you & where is the bathroom. Enjoy your trip!