Tours in Italy
Tel: 1 800 838 6860

Archive for May 2014

Our latest Italian quiz to test your knowledge of all things Italian….

 

 

ANSWERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. No cheating!

 

Who founded Italy’s capital?

rom

Romulus and Constantine

Augustus and Caesar

Remus and Romulus

Nero and Remus

 

What would you do with a ‘triglia’?

 

Play it

Laugh at it

Eat it

Adopt it

 

What time of day is the ‘passeggiata’?

pass

The morning rush hour

At lunchtime

In the early evening

After dinner on football match nights

 

Who could be described as ‘uomo pipistrelli’?

 

Spiderman

Batman

Superman

Topo gigio

 

Italy borders four countries. What are they?

 

France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium

Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Holland

Austria, Slovenia, Holland and Croatia

France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia

 

Which of the following was not a famous Italian composer?

 

Verdi

Vivaldi

Rossini

Manuel de Falla

 

What ‘zuppe inglese’?

 

A soup made from dead Englishmen

A kind of sherry trifle dessert

A dinner in an Alpine restaurant

A love song by Zuppero Inglesias

 

The Borgia family, a papal dynasty, came from where?

 

Lombardy

Valencia

Venice

Hades

 

Where would you find Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’?

pieta

Rome

Venice

Milan

Florence

 

 

What did Byron call ‘the gladiator’s bloody circus’?

 

The Circus Maximus

The Colosseum

The Field of Mars

The Spartacus ‘ludus’

 

Which of these wines is a rose?

rose

Barbaresco

Pinot grigio

Chiaretto

Est!Est!Est!

 

What are antipasti?

 

People who don’t like pasta

Hors d’oeuvre

Antipathetic people with intense aversions

Small aniseed snacks eaten before drinking pastis

 

Which one of the following is Italian?

 

Caesar’s salad

The Spanish steps

Pizza Express

Pastrami

 

Thinking of visiting this beautiful country this year. Please do take a look at the great selection of tours and vacation packages on offer by the specialists : www.italytraveltours.biz.

 

 

Answers: Eat it/In the early evening/Batman/France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia/Manuel de Falla/Remus and Romulus/A kind of sherry trifle dessert/Valencia/Rome/The Colosseum/Chiaretto/Hors d’oeuvre/The Spanish steps

 

A new, lighthearted quiz to test your knowledge of Italy and all things Italian. Answers at the bottom, no cheating!

 

Within Italy, there are two independent states. One is the Vatican City, home of the Pope. Which is the second?

 

Corsica

San Marino

Sicily

Sardinia

 

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

 

Rhodes

Cyprus

Sicily

Crete

maggiore

Lake Lugano is partly in Italy and partly in Switzerland. Which other lake does Italy share with Switzerland?

 

Maggiore

Como

Geneva

Orta

 

The long mountain range running north-south through Italy?

 

Apennines

Pyrenees

Alps

Sierra Nevada

 

A beautiful square in Rome?

 

Navarra

Navona

Napoli

Nevada

 

The location of Julia’s balcony (as in Shakespeare)?

 

Bologna

Verona

Florence

Venice

 

Which of these countries does not share a border with Italy?

 

Germany

France

Switzerland

Austria

1967-Fiat-500F-Cinquecento

Where is the Fiat car factory located?

 

Milan

Turin

Palermo

Cinquecento

man

 

Which of the following is a town in Cinque Terre?

 

Sorrento

Rimini

Nastro Azzurro

Manarola

 

Beautiful Bellagio is located on which lake?

 

Geneva

Maggiore

Como

Garda

 

Italians usually eat their pasta……?

 

in a postribolo

al dente

carbonara

with a sharp knife

th

‘Lavori in corso’ refers to?

 

a beautiful woman in a silk corset

road works

public toilets

spiced beef in lavori panini

 

Thinking of a holiday in this beautiful country this year? Have a look at some of the great tours available on: http://www.italytraveltours.biz/

 

Answers:

SanMarino/Sicily/Maggiore/Apennines/Navona/Verona/Germany/Turin/Manarola/Como/al dente/road works