A lighthearted quiz to test your knowledge of some of the Italy’s best known ‘icons’. Answers at the bottom of the page.
Now a luxury marque, the cars logo comes from Spanish fighting bulls?
What are the three toppings of an authentic pizza margherita?
How did the Vespa get its name?
Who is sitting to the right of Jesus in da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’?
Often bottled in raffia, the classic Tuscan wine?
The biggest-selling Italian fashion brand?
What is the “Il Canto degli Italiani”?
Often used as a mask in the Venice carnival, what was this originally?
From where did caffe cappuccino get its name?
At Bedford School in England he did not do well in school but was the ‘father’ of modern radio?
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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
Most are easy, some a little more difficult but how many of the following well known Italian travel destinations can you identify? A clue is given with each picture. Answers at the bottom of the page but NO CHEATING!
Originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, capable of seating 50,000 spectators.
The oldest important building in the world with its original roof intact, albeit with a large hole!
Once the home of some rather ‘dodgy’ dukes……
A bit of Greece in Sicily.
Drop in a coin and you’ll always return.
An extremely pretty island.
Miracles happen in this place.
The ‘wedding cake’.
Fine wine from Portugal.
Go to work by boat.
A group of five towns.
How do you pronounce the name of this lake?
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Answers: Colosseum, Rome/Pantheon, Rome/Ducal Palace, Venice/Agrigento, Sicily/Treve Fountain, Rome/Isola Bella, Sicily/Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa/Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II,Rome/Portofino/Venice/Cinque Terre/Lake Como
Answers at the bottom of the page but NO CHEATING
a) Who’s my ultimate boss (on Earth)?
b) What am I celebrating dressed like this?
c) Who brought tomatoes to Italy?
d) I’m a Greek temple but don’t live in Greece. Where am I?
e) I’m one of the Cinque Terre villages. What does Cinque Terre mean?
f) The symbol of Rome but what are the names of the babies?
g) What will happen if you throw a coin in my water?
h) You probably know me as Mickey Mouse, what’s my name in Italy?
i) I’m beautiful and a make of Italian sports car, whats the name of my marque?
j) I was put in prison for claiming the Earth revolves around the Sun, What’s my name?
k) I’m a type of house resembling a beehive, what’s my name?
l) Spaghetti puttanesca certainly but invented by what type of working lady?
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Answers: The Pope/the Venice carnival/ the Spanish/ Valley of the Temples, Sicily/ Five lands/ Romulus and Remus/ You’ll revisit Rome/ Topolino/ Maserati/ Galileo/ Trulli/ Prostitutes