Another light-hearted quiz in our summer series. Answers at the bottom of the page but NO CHEATING!
In the Cinque Terre, houses are painted in many colours. Why?
a) To make the neighbours jealous
b) To identify individual houses from the sea
c) To encourage foreign tourists
d) In poor years, there was only one paint colour available each year
In October 25, 2011, how many were killed in the famous floods?
e) Two dogs, sixty rats, seven cats, a three-legged mule and a budgerigar
Monterosso has a local specialty designated with a Protected Designation of Origin status from the European Union for what?
a) Pecorino cheese
b) Goat’s milk butter
d) Razor clams
e) Tripe casserole
Pesto — a local sauce, is made from basil leaves, garlic, salt, olive oil, pecorino cheese and?
b) Pine nuts
d) Squash flowers
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Answers: Riomaggiore/ To identify individual houses from the sea/9/Genoa/ A footpath/Anchovies/ The ‘rubbish’ left after grape pressing/south and east/Honey ice-cream/Pine nuts