Conversation at the Firenze train station ticket counter which took place in Italian, but I've translated below.
Me: I would like a one-way ticket to Terontola.
Me: (Enunciating carefully) Terontola.
Clerk: Sorry, I don't understand.
Me: (Writing on a piece of paper the word "Terontola")
Clerk: Oh, Terontola!
And that, ladies and gentlemen, happens all too frequently.