Another in our series of lighthearted travel quizzes.

How well do you know Italy? Here are ten well known Italian palaces or castles. Can you identify them? A clue is given with each and the answers are at the bottom of the page.


Some ‘dodgy’ dukes lived here?


The Pope has an underground escape tunnel to this one?


Decorated by da Vinci, now a series of museums, the original owners never shopped in the local Prada or Armani?


….with a Spanish name and situated on a pretty island?

castello scal

Goethe was arrested here, on Lake Garda, for ‘suspicious-sketching’…….?

cast ovo

The name of comes from a legend that Virgil put a magical egg into the castle’s foundations?

Het Palazzo Vecchio vanaf de buitenkant.

The symbol of the power of Florence?


The ‘wedding cake’, loved by tourists, hated by Romans!


Built for the Bourbons, the largest palace in Europe built in the 18th century?


It’s so well known, it stars on the reverse of the Italian one euro coin?


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Doge’s Palaces, Venice/Castel Sant’ Angelo, Rome/Sforzesco Castle, Milan/Castello Aragonese, Ischia/Castello Scaligero, Sirmione/Castel dell’Ovo, Naples/doges/Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome/Royal Palace of Caserta/Castel del Monte, Puglia,