Does the Mayfair edition have Italian text on the components? I browsed the images here, but it's hard to see which ones (if any) are of the Mayfair edition. Either way, all of the images here show Italian text on the components.
Dan, I've played four or five games now, and I can't think of anything that has readable text other than the rules. The copy I looked at did have English rules. The cards have some text on them, but it's just for graphic flavor; there's no text on the cards that you need to read.