I'm a bit confused on how to speak in formal Italian to a stranger or when being respectful, but think I may have worked it out.
So what I noticed is that all you need to do when you speak to someone (or a group of people), is to refer to them in the 3rd person singular feminine form, regardless of the gender, or how many people you are speaking to. Is my assumption correct or is it not that easy? Are there other rules I should know?
For example: The formal way to say "you go by bus" is "Lei va in autobus" and "you wait here for the bus" is "Lei aspetta qui per l'autobus"