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67 Italy Geography quizzes and 938 Italy Geography trivia questions.
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1.
  Cities and Towns of the Grand Republic of Italy    
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
Can you identify the municipalities found in the country of Italy?
Very Easy, 15 Qns, jcmttt, Apr 16 24
Very Easy
jcmttt gold member
Apr 16 24
357 plays
2.
Italia Ti Amo
  Italia, Ti Amo!   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Italy is one of my favourite places to visit. In this quiz I have ten questions, all pertaining to different parts of the country I've been. There will be anecdotes along the way. Hope you enjoy the trip!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Oct 14 22
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kyleisalive editor
Oct 14 22
1215 plays
3.
  An Italian Vacation editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I feel like a vacation, and where better to travel than beautiful Italy? You are invited to come along for the ride, since I have purchased two plane tickets...
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 19 21
Average
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jul 19 21
11398 plays
4.
Italian Islands
  Italian Islands   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Italy has many beautiful islands. See what you can figure out about some of them. Best of luck!
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Dec 28 23
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Dec 28 23
208 plays
5.
  Exploring Elba!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forever tied to Napoleon, in spite of the fact that he only lived there around ten months, the island of Elba actually has a long geological and cultural history. Come explore with me!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 16 23
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ponycargirl editor
Sep 16 23
104 plays
6.
The Count of Monte Cristos Island Tour
  The Count of Monte Cristo's Island Tour   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
From his residence on the island of Monte Cristo, the famed Count invites you to a cruise to visit some of the many small but beautiful islands found off the Italian coast. All aboard!
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Jun 12 20
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LadyNym gold member
Jun 12 20
180 plays
7.
Regions of Italy
  Regions of Italy Quiz Challenge   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Italy is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. Each of its 20 regions adds something a little special. Can you identify these ten?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Feb 07 16
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Joepetz gold member
580 plays
8.
  Lost in Italy   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My satnav is still sending me in the wrong direction, and I've discovered that I'm in Italy when I intended to visit France. Can you help me decide what to do?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 19 14
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rossian editor
3514 plays
9.
  Italian Cities   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I will give you three clues about a city in Italy. You have to match the clues to the city. In bocca al lupo! (Good Luck)
Easier, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 28 17
Easier
Joepetz gold member
1518 plays
10.
  A Tour of Italian Regions editor best quiz   top quiz  
Label Quiz
 20 Qns
Learn about Italy's twenty regions through this labeling quiz with a bit of a foodie twist!
Easier, 20 Qns, LadyNym, Feb 17 22
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Easier
LadyNym gold member
Feb 17 22
188 plays
trivia question Quick Question
In 1348, what disease killed a third of Italy's population?

From Quiz "Everything About Italy"




11.
  Italian Regions Part 1   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Italy counts twenty administrative regions. Here are the ten largest. Can you match a typical city, mountain and river/lake to each region? Enjoy! (Or rather: Divertitevi!) All names are in Italian, where appropriate with the English translation.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 11 19
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JanIQ gold member
Nov 11 19
242 plays
12.
  Bluer Than Blue   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is more than one Blue Grotto found throughout the world, but today we are focusing on the one that is located in the Campania region of Italy. What do you know about this amazing geographic feature?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 25 18
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ponycargirl editor
Aug 25 18
346 plays
13.
  Beautiful Cities of Italy   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everyone knows about Rome, Florence and Venice. However, there are many other Italian cities that are worth a visit. Here's ten of them!
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Oct 21 15
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682 plays
14.
  Italian Regions Part 2   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
My first instalment was about the larger Italian regions. Now it's time for the smaller regions in this country. Match them to a city or village, a mountain or hill and a river or lake. Divertitevi (Have fun)!
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Mar 14 20
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JanIQ gold member
Mar 14 20
201 plays
15.
  Tales of Campania   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I am on my way today to Campania, an area in Italy with a long history and many interesting sights. Want to come along?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 07 18
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ponycargirl editor
Dec 07 18
339 plays
16.
  Lakes of Lombardy   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The Italian region of Lombardy is home to a number of beautiful lakes. Can you identify which lake matches each of these facts?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 03 19
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Mar 03 19
265 plays
17.
  Travels in Italy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Frequent visitors to Italy should find this multiple choice quiz very easy, but even those who have never been should be able to answer many of the questions.
Average, 15 Qns, warobison, Jun 03 14
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warobison
3396 plays
18.
  9 for 10 - Italy   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions about Italy. If you get the right answers to the first nine questions, the initial letter of each answer will spell the answer to the last question.
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, Sep 14 06
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3787 plays
19.
  What About Milan, Italy?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some facts about Milan, a beautiful Italian city often overlooked by tourists.
Average, 10 Qns, pokercrash, Mar 27 20
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pokercrash
Mar 27 20
834 plays
20.
  Which Salami? Where Salami?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's amazing, but salami_swami recently had his 400th quiz go online! In celebration, he decided to take a vacation, and jetted off to Italy in search of new quiz ideas. Let's see where he goes!
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Jan 01 16
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415 plays
21.
  Sorrento, Jewel of the Neapolitan Riviera   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on the beautiful Italian town of Sorrento. Enjoy the tour!
Average, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, Dec 03 14
Average
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398 plays
22.
  Italy Alphabetics   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
From A to Z, a tour of Italy and a bit of its culture. Buon viaggio.
Average, 20 Qns, zordy, Feb 10 19
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zordy gold member
Feb 10 19
2619 plays
23.
  Lombardy Locations   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Lombardy is a region of beautiful cities, and each city has a beautiful area within it to fall in love with.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Nov 22 18
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Nov 22 18
159 plays
24.
  Italia. Che Bella!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Italy - one of those places you must see to appreciate its beauty, culture and its resistance to time.
Average, 15 Qns, TriviaPrince5S, Jun 23 23
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Jun 23 23
2265 plays
25.
  That's A Pile of Bologna   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The city of Bologna has a long and rich history and is stunningly beautiful. How well do you know the ins and outs of this Italian city?
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Jan 26 18
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Jan 26 18
222 plays
26.
  Everything About Italy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know Italy? Take my quiz and find out.
Average, 10 Qns, AJ3010, Sep 24 10
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1479 plays
27.
  Italian Regions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz in which I give various clues about an Italian region and you have to find the correct region. Simple, no? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kthnos, Feb 23 12
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kthnos
745 plays
28.
  The Beauties of Liguria   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Located in the North-West of Italy, along the Mediterranean Sea, Liguria is known as the region Cristoforo Colombo hailed from. But there is more to it: come and discover!
Tough, 10 Qns, vale70, Jun 05 16
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672 plays
29.
  Italian Towns    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Name the Italian city ot town
Average, 20 Qns, zordy, Jun 12 20
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Jun 12 20
2927 plays
30.
  Italia! Che Bella!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you haven't been to Italy, you've still got a chance at this quiz. If you HAVE been, this should be 'molto facile.' Buona Fortuna!
Average, 10 Qns, Jacomino, Mar 17 14
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3987 plays
31.
  Umbria - the Green Heart of Italy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Umbria, called the "Green Heart of Italy", is a region in central Italy. How well do you know it?
Average, 10 Qns, beatka, Sep 25 20
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beatka gold member
Sep 25 20
525 plays
32.
  A Grand Tour of Italy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This birthplace of the Renaissance has it all- natural beauty, friendly and gracious people, and a history surpassed by none. Follow me from Venice across Italy on a remarkable journey.
Average, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Oct 13 11
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2299 plays
33.
  The Geography of Italy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A challenging geography quiz on Italy. Use the English version of names. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jesseg, Oct 13 22
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Oct 13 22
3321 plays
34.
  A Grand Tour of Italy III   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the final installment of a whirlwind tour of Italy. We made it to the south, and now we have to head back up to Venice, our starting point.
Average, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Jul 25 16
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1733 plays
35.
  Welcome To Sardinia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge on Sardinia, the second-biggest island in Italy.
Average, 10 Qns, Doggys_Woggyz, May 04 13
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490 plays
36.
  Bella Italia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Every city is filled with beautiful landmarks which give the city its identity. See how well you know the landmarks and their cities.
Average, 10 Qns, ImmortalBeloved, Jul 27 17
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Jul 27 17
2139 plays
37.
  The Magical and Beautful World of Italy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many places to see when visiting Italy. Here are ten of them. Buona Fortuna!
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Dec 05 17
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Dec 05 17
265 plays
38.
  Sorrento    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ciao! This is a quiz on the beautiful Neapolitan suburb of Sorrento. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, CiaoItalia, Dec 18 23
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CiaoItalia
Dec 18 23
499 plays
39.
  What do you know about Regions of Italy?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For this quiz, I will give you a description of one of the regions/landmark of Italy, and you will tell me which region/landmark I am talking about. I recommend this quiz only for people who really know Italian culture and geography well. Buona Fortuna!
Average, 10 Qns, ms_siriusblack, Oct 31 22
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Oct 31 22
1194 plays
40.
  A Grand Tour of Italy II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Our first tour got us only as far as Florence from our starting point of Venice. Come along as we explore the rest of Italy.
Average, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Apr 15 04
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1618 plays
41.
  Italy In Quotes And Sayings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Italy has seen a non-stop procession of 'cultural pilgrims'. Some of their commentaries have become famous. Also, in Shakespeare, the names of the great Italian cities pop up often. And they also do so in local Italian sayings. Test your knowledge.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, May 05 15
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42.
  Something More About Italy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some question are tough, I know, so come to Italy and learn yourself! P. S.: Regions in Italy are geographical and political districts larger than provinces (for example Pisa is a town, capital of a province inside the Region Tuscany).
Tough, 10 Qns, Sasso, Apr 10 06
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Sasso
1330 plays
43.
  About Lombardy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the Italian region in which I live. Many consider it the pulsating heart of Europe.
Tough, 10 Qns, the_pitbull, Nov 14 18
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Nov 14 18
510 plays
44.
  Do You Know Torino?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Torino or Turin is known for Fiat car factory but is indeed a fascinating although underrated city. Let's visit it.
Tough, 10 Qns, zordy, Jul 18 12
Tough
zordy gold member
574 plays
45.
  Do You Know Siena?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Somewhat obscured by its neighbour Florence, Siena is one of the most beautiful towns in Italy and one of the craziest in the world.
Tough, 10 Qns, zordy, Jun 28 18
Tough
zordy gold member
Jun 28 18
588 plays
46.
  Do You Know Milano?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some facts about the fashion capital.
Average, 10 Qns, zordy, Mar 13 02
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674 plays
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Italy Geography Trivia Questions

1. Found in the beautiful city of Milan, what are/were the navigli?

From Quiz
Lombardy Locations

Answer: Series of canals

The navagali were originally a series of five interconnected canals used for trading and transport purposes. Starting in the 1930s, though, these canals were for the most part covered over as transportation by boat became less economically viable and now only the Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese remain accessible, with both offering informative boat tours and the canal banks being lined with many restaurants and bars.

2. What type of geological structure is Italy's Blue Grotto?

From Quiz Bluer Than Blue

Answer: Sea Cave

Made of limestone and dolomite, the sea cave was formed when carbon dioxide mixed with rain water to form an acid that would leach through the limestone that in turn created caves. Erosion caused by the waves of the water also has created caverns that exist all over the island. Italy's Blue Grotto is a natural sea cave that measures approximately 50 meters long and 30 meters wide (sources vary on the exact size) - once you get inside. The "duomo", or the cathedral, of the Blue Grotto is about 14 meters tall at its highest point and it is estimated (again, numbers vary) that the depth of the water measures about 150 feet to the sandy bottom below. It honestly is very difficult to spot the entrance to the Blue Grotto on the outside of the formation, it blends in with the terrain so well. It has been written that while the ancient Greeks believed that the Sirens lived inside the grotto, the Romans believed it to be inhabited by water nymphs. It remained relatively undetected after Roman times. Local people believed it was an area inhabited by witches and avoided going there; it was not rediscovered until 1826.

3. What ancient city, founded by the Etruscans around 510 BCE, was located on the modern site of Bologna?

From Quiz That's A Pile of Bologna

Answer: Felsina

Initially founded by the Etruscans, the city fell to the Romans around 196 BCE. Prior to its finding, Felsina was an important center during the Villanovan Iron Age. Centrally located and close to the Reno River, it was an important cultural center. The Villanovan culture has been categorized into two phases of which the second phase saw radical changes in culture due to their contact with Hellenic civilization. Specific changes included the use of glass or amber necklaces worn by women due to strong trade relations along what was known as the "Amber Road", as well as modifications to horse equipment such as the use of bronze harnesses.

4. What island would I visit to see the city of Palermo?

From Quiz The Magical and Beautful World of Italy

Answer: Sicily

Sicily is the largest Italian island and is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina. Sicily is a beautiful island renowned for its fine food, wine and nightlife.

5. In which of Italy's twenty regions would you find Sorrento?

From Quiz Sorrento, Jewel of the Neapolitan Riviera

Answer: Campania

Sorrento is situated in the lovely region of Campania, southern Italy. Campania has an area of 13,595 km² and its capital city is Naples. Lombardy is in northern Italy and is Italy's most densely-populated region; its capital, Milan, ranks second only to Rome as Italy's most popular city for tourism. Umbria, in central Italy, has Perugia as its capital. Tuscany, with its beautiful capital Florence, is also located in central Italy. Sorrento is well-placed for visiting the historical and cultural sites in the area including the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the city of Naples and many more. The beautiful islands of Capri, Ischea and the lesser-known Procida are easily accessible by ferry or hydrofoil, and the famous 'Amalfi Drive' is also well worth experiencing.

6. One of the major attractions is Milan's Gothic cathedral, "Il Duomo". To whom is the cathedral is dedicated?

From Quiz What About Milan, Italy?

Answer: The Virgin Mary

On the highest spike of the Duomo there is a statue of the Virgin Mary covered in plated gold that is fairly visible by day and illuminated by night. The "Madonnina" (Little Madonna) is the symbol of the city.

7. What is the capital of Sardinia?

From Quiz Welcome To Sardinia

Answer: Cagliari

Cagliari, on the south coast of the island, is also the largest city in Sardinia, with approximately 150,000 inhabitants. Based in Cagliari is Cagliari Calcio, Sardinia's football team, who won the Italian league in 1970.

8. Who founded Italy's capital city Rome?

From Quiz Everything About Italy

Answer: Remus and Romulus

Twin brothers, Remus and Romulus founded Rome on April 21 753BC. Rome is nicknamed 'The Eternal City'.

9. A is for the long mountain range running north-south along the Boot.

From Quiz Italy Alphabetics

Answer: Apennines

The range goes from Liguria to Calabria, for a total length of 1200 km. The max height is Corno Grande del Gran Sasso 2912 m.

10. What is the capital city of Lombardy?

From Quiz About Lombardy

Answer: Milan

Milan (Milano) is the second largest city in Italy. It has about 1,200,000 inhabitants as a municipality and about 3,000,000 as urban area. It contends with Paris for the title of Fashion Capital of the World. Brescia is the second largest city in Lombardy (about 200,000 inhabitants). Turin is the capital of Piedmont and Venice is the capital of Veneto.

11. Which region forms the boot heel of Italy?

From Quiz Regions of Italy

Answer: Apulia

Puglia, or Apulia is Italy's southeastern-most region. It is about 19.357 km. squared, and its main city is Bari. It borders the Adriatic and Ionian seas.

12. Which city is the capital of Umbria?

From Quiz Umbria - the Green Heart of Italy

Answer: Perugia

Umbria is a landlocked region in central Italy. It is called "the Green Heart of Italy". Its capital, Perugia, is a charming medieval city situated on the hilltop.

13. There are many islands in the Mediterranean. The second largest is Italian. Which island is it?

From Quiz 9 for 10 - Italy

Answer: Sardinia

Sardinia has been ruled by many people over the centuries, before becoming part of Italy in 1861. The Carthaginians had trading posts there, before the ancient Romans took control of the island. Sicily, also Italian is the largest Mediterranean island.

14. We'll start our trip from the Western side, the "Riviera di Ponente". Just next to the border with France, we find a unique complex of caves, inhabited since the Paleolithic. What is their name?

From Quiz The Beauties of Liguria

Answer: Balzi Rossi

The Balzi Rossi were inhabited since prehistory. Their name ("rossi" means red) comes from the colour of the caves' walls. First excavated in the late XIX century, they contain burial sites, sculptures, wall paintings, and numerous objects of everyday life. Grotta del Genovese is in Sicily, in the marvellous island of Levanzo, and it also has prehistoric paintings. The Caves of Frasassi are in central Italy, in the Marche region, while the Caves of Castellana are in Southern Italy, in Puglia.

15. In what Italian region is the town of Sorrento located?

From Quiz Sorrento

Answer: Campania

The capital (capoluogo) of Campania is Naples. Sorrento is located within the province (roughly the Italian equivalent of an American county) of Naples. Of Italy's twenty regions, Campania is the most dense (in terms of population, that is), the second most populous, yet only the twelfth largest in area.

16. What is the capital of Italy?

From Quiz Italia. Che Bella!

Answer: Roma (Rome)

Once the sole capital of the largest European empire.

17. In which city is the gloomy Ponte Dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) located?

From Quiz Bella Italia

Answer: Venice

Even though the the Bridge of Sighs is a favorite place for young lovers today, its purpose in the past was to allow prisoners to get a last glimpse of freedom before being led to their cell.

18. In what sea is the island of Elba located?

From Quiz Exploring Elba!

Answer: Tyrrhenian Sea

Elba is found in the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is located off the west coast of Italy. It was named in ancient times by the Greeks, who used the term Tyrrhenians or Tyrsenians to describe the non-Greek people who lived there. In the 8th century BC it was a term used to describe the pirates who made it difficult for the Greeks to establish colonies in Sicily; by the 6th century the name referred more to the ancient Etruscans. Elba, the third largest island in Italy, has an area of just 86 square miles (224 square kilometers). It is 18 miles (29 kilometers) long and 11.2 miles (18 kilometers) wide, with 91 miles (147 kilometers) of pristine beaches that attract tourists to the island today. Napoleon arrived in Elba on May 4, 1814, as its new Emperor. Prior to that the island had originally been ruled by the Etruscans and Romans in ancient times, but had a long history of being handed down or sold to a variety of Italian city-states and families. It had been given to France in 1802 according to the terms of the Peace of Amiens after the French Revolutionary Wars.

19. Siena is divided in 'contrade', that means 'little boroughs', which have their own traditions and colours. They have fierce rivalry with each other. How many contrade are there?

From Quiz Do You Know Siena?

Answer: 17

Quite a lot for a city with less than 55,000 inhabitants. The contrada is the real hometown for every true Sienese.

20. In which region is Torino?

From Quiz Do You Know Torino?

Answer: Piedmont

21. What's the name of the ultra-fashionable shopping street of Milano?

From Quiz Do You Know Milano?

Answer: via della Spiga

It's the original Rodeo Drive.

22. In which city are FIAT cars built?

From Quiz Italian Towns

Answer: Turin

FIAT means Italian Cars Factory, Turin

23. How many Regions are there in Italy?

From Quiz Something More About Italy

Answer: 20

They are: Valle {d'Aosta;} Piedmont {(Piemonte);} {Liguria;} {Lombardia;} {Veneto;} Trentino Alto {Adige;} Friuli Venezia {Giulia;} Emilia {Romagna;} Tuscany {(Toscana);} {Umbria;} {Marche;} {Lazio;} {Abruzzo;} {Molise;} {Campania;} {Puglia;} {Basilicata;} {Calabria;} Sicily {(Sicilia);} Sardinia (Sardegna).

24. What was the approximate population of Italy in 2009?

From Quiz The Geography of Italy

Answer: 60 million

25. The 'cradle' of the Renaissance was in which Italian city?

From Quiz Italia! Che Bella!

Answer: Florence

Florence, of course.

26. Which city in Campania, that also serves as the regional capital, has been continuously inhabited since the Neolithic Age?

From Quiz Tales of Campania

Answer: Naples

Considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, the area around Naples has been occupied since the Neolithic Age. Greek colonists began coming to the area in the second millennium BC; they did not, however, establish the city of Neápolis until the 6th century BC. It is known that Neápolis was an important ally of the Roman Republic during the Punic Wars, and that the famous Hannibal attempted and failed to penetrate the city walls during the Second Punic War.

27. Which city in Lombardy is well known as the venue for Formula One's Italian grand prix?

From Quiz Lombardy Locations

Answer: Monza

Monza has hosted the Italian grand prix every year since 1922 apart from 1980, when it was held at Imola. Monza Park, in which the racetrack is situated, is a beautiful walled park covering almost seven square kilometres, of which one third is lush woodland. It is also home to the Golf Club Milano which is a regular host of the Italian Open competition.

28. On what island can Italy's Blue Grotto be found?

From Quiz Bluer Than Blue

Answer: Capri

The island of Capri was formed from limestone and dolomite. It is believed that about 250 million years ago all of Italy was covered by a shallow sea. The receding waters, as well as the subsequent plate movements, revealed the limestone underneath. Was Capri always an island? Geologists would answer a resounding "No"! In fact, there is evidence that rather exotic animals such as hippos, leopards, and hyenas once lived there when it was connected to the mainland. About 20,000 years ago, glaciers began to erode the Sorrentine Peninsula, and Capri became isolated from the mainland. The exotic animals eventually died out, however, it is believed that both Paleolithic and Neolithic peoples occupied the area. Actually Capri is still connected to the Sorrentine peninsula - if - you go underwater for 210 feet (70 meters).

29. What school located in Bologna is generally considered to be the oldest operational university in the world?

From Quiz That's A Pile of Bologna

Answer: University of Bologna

Founded in 1088, the University of Bologna is believed to be the oldest operational university in the world. Over its years of operation, various schools have been developed in the university including a School of Agriculture, School of Medicine, School of Law, and a School of Arts and Humanities. Notable alumni of the university include Enzo Ferrari (the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari car company) and Gasparo Tagliacozzi (a pioneer of reconstructive surgery).

30. Which city would I visit if I wanted to see the Uffizi Gallery?

From Quiz The Magical and Beautful World of Italy

Answer: Florence

One of the great museums of the world is the Uffizi Gallery. It houses a collection of Italian Renaissance art. It features works by such masters as Botticelli, Titian, Michelangelo and da Vinci.

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