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Rome…….an autumn travel photo quiz

Another in our light-hearted series of photo quizzes. A clue is given with each photo. Some are easy some more difficult. Let’s see how well you know Rome! Answers at the bottom of the page.

Pantheon

Don’t stand in the middle when it’s raining

trevi-fountain
Throw in a coin and you’ll return to Rome

Roman-forum
Once a market, meeting place and court, now home to many stray cats!

Piazza-Navona
A beautiful square, full of restaurants. Move 100 metres away and eat better and cheaper

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The ‘wedding cake’, love it or hate it

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A statue of Marcus Aurelius dominates the centre

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Made even more famous in the film ‘Roman holiday’

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Honouring the first Christian emperor

swiss
They are not Romans

salt
Veal scallops cooked with white wine, sage and prosciutto, the best of Roman food
Rome. What can you say? If you never visit another city in Europe again, put this one at the top of your bucket list…… Have a look at http://www.italytraveltours.biz./ for the very best choice of tours and vacations to the ‘Eternal City’.

Answers:
The Pantheon/Trevi Fountain/Roman Forum/Piazza Navona/Victor Emmanuel Monument/The Capitol/Spanish Steps/Constantine Arch/Swiss Guard/ Saltimbocca alla Romana

More Italian icons……… another photo quiz

A lighthearted quiz to test your knowledge of some of the Italy’s best known ‘icons’. Answers at the bottom of the page.

 

Jed LeceisterAudi Q3 Whiteblue

Now a luxury marque, the cars logo comes from Spanish fighting bulls?

margherita

What are the three toppings of an authentic pizza margherita?

Vespa 125 u sidecar

How did the Vespa get its name?

Da-Vinci_Last-Supper

Who is sitting to the right of Jesus in da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’?

chianti

Often bottled in raffia, the classic Tuscan wine?

gucci

The biggest-selling Italian fashion brand?

anthem

What is the “Il Canto degli Italiani”?

plague

Often used as a mask in the Venice carnival, what was this originally?

CAPPUCCINO-COFFEE

From where did caffe cappuccino get its name?

marconi

At Bedford School in England he did not do well in school but was the ‘father’ of modern radio?

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Answers:
Lamborghini/ Basil, tomato and mozzarella cheese/The name means wasp in Italian…..the noise/Ask Dan Brown, possibly Mary Magdalene!/ Chianti/Gucci/The Italian National Anthem/A mask used by plague doctors/the colour of Capuchin friars’habits/Marconi

Italian icons……… a photo quiz

A lighthearted quiz to test your knowledge of some of the Italy’s best known ‘icons’. Answers at the bottom of the page.

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Michelangelo’s famous sculpture in the Vatican?

SONY DSC

A currant biscuit is named after this Nationalist leader?

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The ‘gentleman’s’ Ferrari?

Salami

Salami, what does the word mean?

capit

Who are the infants that the Capitoline wolf is feeding?

Pinocchio

A puppet that comes to life?

fiat-topolino-500

The “Topolino” literally as “little mouse” in Italian was made by?

lollobrigida-gina-11-g

Once ‘The Most Beautiful Woman in the World’?

Parma Ham

It rivals the best Serrano ham from Spain?

good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

He wrote the music for the original ‘spaghetti’ westerns?

 

Italy, the most popular tourist destination in Europe. Come and see why. Have a look at http://www.italytraveltours.biz./ for the very best range of tours and vacations.

 

Answers:
La Pieta/Garibaldi/Maserati/ the word sale (salt),terminated with ‘ame’ (collective plural), all kinds of salted meats/Romulus (founder of Rome and his brother Remus/Pinocchio/Fiat, the cinquecento/Gina Lollobrigida/Parma/Ennio Morricone