Another in our series of light-hearted travel quizzes. Answers at the bottom of the page but remember, NO CHEATING…..
One of Europe’s prettiest theatres is in Venice. Is it?
Venice Opera House
Teatro Alla Scala
Venice has an international airport called?
Ryanair European Hub No. 387
If you visit St. Mark’s Square in winter (Acqua Alta), what should you take?
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?
Where does most of the famous coloured glass come from in Venice?
What has caused the most toxic damage to Venice’s buildings?
Who of the following was not born in Venice?
Leonardo da Vinci
Which of the following is not illegal in Venice?
Swimming in a canal
Eating in the street
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
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
The ‘quadriga’ (statues of the four horses) was stolen from?
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:
“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