A nod yes, but never a wink..

by James Cocks

A wink  -  never use (unless winked at maybe).

'Salve'        -  yet to use.
                       -  will use today.

'Ciao'                -  a safe choice (probably the safest).
                              -  not time specific.

'Hello'                     -  either used mistakenly or in response to a 'hello'.

'Buongiorno'            -  used too much. Remember it is time specific.
                                         -  Use 'buon pomeriggio' for the afternoon and 'buonasera' for the evening.

A nod  -  Universal.