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A quiz…. how well do you know Venice?

Another in our series of light-hearted travel quizzes. Answers at the bottom of the page but remember, NO CHEATING…..

fen

One of Europe’s prettiest theatres is in Venice. Is it?

Teatro Massimo
La Strada
La Fenice
Venice Opera House
Teatro Alla Scala

Venice has an international airport called?

Marco Polo
Venezia Internationale
Ciampino
Ryanair European Hub No. 387
Fiumicino

acq

If you visit St. Mark’s Square in winter (Acqua Alta), what should you take?

A camera
Wellington boots
A wallet overstuffed with euros
A wry sense of humour
Some yellow rubber ducks
Most of the above

Which is the most popular in Venetian cuisine?

Pasta
Rice
Fish
Vegetables
Snails

murano

Where does most of the famous coloured glass come from in Venice?

Burano
Hong Kong
Murano
Bohemia
e-Bay
Torcello

What has caused the most toxic damage to Venice’s buildings?

Sea salt
Graffiti
Pigeon poo
Acid rain
Chewing gum
Nuclear fallout

Who of the following was not born in Venice?

Canaletto
Giacomo Casanova
Marco Polo
Leonardo da Vinci
Antonio Vivaldi
Titian

Which of the following is not illegal in Venice?

Roller skates
Skateboards
Prostitution
Scooters
Bikes
Feeding pigeons
Swimming in a canal
Eating in the street

shy

In the 1973 tv movie version of Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’, who plays Shylock?

Sir Alec Guinness
Sir Laurence Olivier
Sir Richard Attenborough
Sir John Mills
Sir Ralph Richardson
Sir John Gielgud

gondola

Why are all gondolas painted black?

To discourage socio-economic competition
To honour victims of the Plague
So they don’t make the water look dirty
The paint prevents damage from sea salt
It’s the cheapest paint available

quad

The ‘quadriga’ (statues of the four horses) was stolen from?

Tripoli
Marseille
Rome
Constantinople
Athens

santa

Santa Maria della Salute was built?

In tribute to the Doge Pietro X11
In gratitude after the extermination of the plague
As a tourist attraction
By Napoleon Bonaparte for Josephine’s ‘drawing room of Europe’
To celebrate Santa every year at Christmas

L’Anguilla in canna’ is:

A can of jellied eels
Catching, by your teeth, a live eel in a barrel of water blackened with cuttlefish ink
A smoked eel panini sandwich
A Venetian flowering plant originally from the Caribbean
A deviant act, punishable by public flogging

The cheapest gondola ride (per minute/per person) is in:

Stratford-upon-Avon
Venice
Las Vegas

 

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”
― Truman Capote

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ANSWERS: La Fenice/ Marco Polo/ Most of the above/ Rice/ Murano/ Pigeon poo/ Leonardo da Vinci/ Prostitution/ Sir Laurence Olivier/ To discourage socio-economic competition/ Constantinople/ In gratitude after the extermination of the plague/ Catching, by your teeth, a live eel in a barrel of water blackened with cuttlefish ink/ Venice

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