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A photo quiz of Italy, Sicily and unusual things Italian…….

Answers at the bottom of the page but NO CHEATING

a)Who’s my ultimate boss (on Earth)?

b)What am I celebrating dressed like this?

c)Who brought tomatoes to Italy?

d)I’m a Greek temple but don’t live in Greece. Where am I?

e)I’m one of the Cinque Terre villages. What does Cinque Terre mean?

f)The symbol of Rome but what are the names of the babies?

g)What will happen if you throw a coin in my water?

h)You probably know me as Mickey Mouse, what’s my name in Italy?

i)I’m beautiful and a make of Italian sports car, whats the name of my marque?

j)I was put in prison for claiming the Earth revolves around the Sun, What’s my name?

k)I’m a type of house resembling a beehive, what’s my name?

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Answers: The Pope/the Venice carnival/ the Spanish/ Valley of the Temples, Sicily/ Five lands/ Romulus and Remus/ You’ll revisit Rome/ Topolino/ Maserati/ Galileo/ Trulli

Italy……an autumn photo quiz

Try our latest photo quiz on Italy and all things Italian. It’s pretty lighthearted and not too difficult. Answers are at the bottom of the page.

Palio di Siena

The ‘Palio’ horserace takes place in?
a) Florence
b) Padua
c) Siena
d) The Circus Maximus

galileo

Aristotle’s theory of gravity was tested by Galileo where?
a) Bologna
b) Trieste
c) Milan
d) Pisa

ivrea

The Battle of the Oranges takes place where?
a) Ivrea
b) Sanguigne
c) Arancione
d) Valencia

lake_garda_italy5

Which Italian lake is the biggest?
a) Garda
b) Maggiore
c) Como
d) Windermere

border

Italy has borders with how many countries?
a) 4
b) 5
c) 6
d) 7

vespucci

From which Italian explorer does the country name ‘America’ derive?
a) Polo
b) Vespucci
c) Columbus
d) da Gama

Colosseum

Which emperor built the Colisseum?
a) Nero
b) Caligula
c) Vespasian
d) Augustus

last supper

Which city houses ‘The last supper’ by da Vinci?
a) Milan
b) Turin
c) Vatican
d) Osteria

andrew

Where do the majority of St Andrew’s bones reside?
a) St Andrews
b) Amalfi
c) Andropolis
d) Bari

anacapri-capri-italy

Which Roman emperor put Capri firmly on the tourist map?
a) Julius Caesar
b) Claudius
c) Tiberius
d) Gracie

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Answers:
Siena/Pisa/Ivrea/Garda/6 (maybe you forgot the Vatican and San Marino…..)/Amerigo Vespucci/Vespasian/Milan/Amalfi/Tiberius

Italian ‘sights or sites’…… a new photo quiz

Most are easy, some a little more difficult but how many of the following well known Italian travel destinations can you identify? A clue is given with each picture. Answers at the bottom of the page but NO CHEATING!

 The-Colosseum-(Rome,-Italy)

Originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, capable of seating 50,000 spectators.

pantheon_rome

The oldest important building in the world with its original roof intact, albeit with a large hole!

doge

Once the home of some rather ‘dodgy’ dukes……

agrig

A bit of Greece in Sicily.

trevi

Drop in a coin and you’ll always return.

isola

An extremely pretty island.

pisa

Miracles happen in this place.

victor

The ‘wedding cake’.

porto

Fine wine from Portugal.

Venice_Italy8

Go to work by boat.

Cine, Italy

A group of five towns.

Lake Como Italy 08

How do you pronounce the name of this lake?

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Answers: Colosseum, Rome/Pantheon, Rome/Ducal Palace, Venice/Agrigento, Sicily/Treve Fountain, Rome/Isola Bella, Sicily/Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa/Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II,Rome/Portofino/Venice/Cinque Terre/Lake Como