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Italy Quiz Questions

  1. Which Italian media tycoon and politician served as Prime Minister of Italy in four governments?
  2. Name Italy's longest river?
  3. The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum in which city?




  4. Which Italian is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics?
  5. Milan is the capital of which Italian region?
  6. Which straits separates the south of Italy and Sicily?
  7. Which Italian university, founded in 1088, is the oldest in Europe?
  8. Reigning for slightly over a month in 1946, who was the last king of Italy?
  9. What is the principal public square of Venice?
  10. Which mountain range runs along the length of Italy's peninsular?

Answers:

  1. Silvio Berlusconi
  2. Po
  3. Florence
  4. Guglielmo Marconi
  5. Lombardy
  6. Strait of Messina
  7. Bologna
  8. Umberto II
  9. Piazza San Marco, known in English as St Mark's Square
  10. The Apennines



Italy Quiz Questions

  1. What's the better known name of ancient Roman poet Publius Maro?
  2. Name the monumental stairway of 135 steps in Rome, leading to the Trinitq dei Monti church?




  3. Marco Polo Airport is the international airport of which city?
  4. Rome was first called urbs aeterna by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC, what is the translation of this phrase?
  5. Italian genius Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years in which country?
  6. Italian actress Sophia Loren starred in which Samuel Bronston 1961 film epic with Charlton Heston?
  7. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, which artist formed the traditional trinity of great masters of the High Renaissance period?
  8. Name the largest Baroque fountain in Rome, which is also one of the most famous fountains in the world?
  9. Name the only active volcano on mainland Europe?
  10. Which Turin born singer-songwriter and former model is married to former French president?

Answers:

  1. Virgil
  2. The Spanish Steps
  3. Venice
  4. The Eternal City
  5. France
  6. El Cid
  7. Raphael
  8. Trevi fountain
  9. Vesuvius
  10. Carla Bruni Sarkozy



Italy Quiz Questions

  1. Which popular Italian custard means 'pick me up', or 'cheer me up', in Italian?
  2. Cagliari is the largest city in which region of Italy?
  3. Which popular holiday location is also the largest lake in Italy?
  4. Christopher Columbus was born in which Italian city?
  5. What name is given to the Italian national system of motorways?
  6. Which famous sculpture by Michelangelo, housed in Vatican City, depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion?
  7. Which stretch of coastline on the Salerno Gulf was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape in 1997?
  8. What two word alternative name is often given to Rome's Colosseum?
  9. What is the translation of the Italin word or title 'duce', as in Il Duce?
  10. Which important family sponsored the majority of Florentine art during the Renaissance Period?

Answers:

  1. Tiramisu
  2. Sardinia
  3. Lake Garda
  4. Genoa
  5. Autostrade (singular Autostrada)
  6. Pieta (it is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed)
  7. Amalfi Coast
  8. Flavian Amphitheatre




  9. Leader
  10. Medici family




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