trivia italian

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1. Italy is often called the …………………….., which mean beautiful country.
Bel Paese
2. With almost ……………………..,, Italy is the fourth most visited country in the world.
3. Italy has three active volcanoes. Name at least 2.
40 million visitors
Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli.
4. Italy has ……………..regions.
20
5. Italy did not become a united country until ……………...
1861
6. Italy has over ……………... museums.
3,000
7. Italy’s national dish is ……………....
pasta
8. The national sport of Italy is ………………
soccer
9. Name the Italian-made motor scooter that many people ride around busy city streets
10. The longest river in Italy is the
Vespa
……………….
Po
11. Everyday 3,000€ gets tossed into the ……………….Fountain.
Trevi
12. Italy has won the World Cup …………. times.
Four
13. Italian pizza originated in ……………………
Naples
14. during what century?
18th century
15. Italy holds the Guiness record for having the most ………………
16. The national bird of Italy is ………………
elevators
Bluebird
17. The oldest European university in continuous operation is the University of ………………
18. Carabinieri uniforms are designed by …………….
Valentino
19. The highest point in Italy is …………………..
Mont Blanc, in the alps
20. The largest wine-producing country in the world is?
Italy
21. Italy has hosted the Olympic Games …………………..times.
22. The patron saint of Italy is …………………..
Bologna
three
Saint Francis of Assisi
23. The national Italian airline is called …………………..
Alitalia
24. Italy is home to some of the world’s greatest composers. Name at least 2.
Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini
25. The espresso machine was invented in………………..
Italy
26. Venice has over ……………….footbridges
400
27. Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. How many ?
28. Today's modern Italian originated in the region of……
more than 40.
Tuscany
29. Whish animal is considered the national animal of Italy ?
The Italian Wolf
30. Italy’s national flower is the …………..
Lily
31. Opera was created in ……………..
Italy
32. Italy is famous for its sports cars. Name at least 3.
Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Lamborghini
33. Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is set in ……………………………..
Verona
34. What percent of the world’s art treasures are in Italy?
Sixty percent
35. The oldest film festival in the world, is the ………………………
36. There are two sovereign states within Italy .
Venice
Vatican, San Marino
37. The Italian Carlo Collodi wrote one of the famous children's story.
Pinocchio
38. Italy is home to some of the world’s greatest explorers. Name at least 2.
Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Amerigo Vespucci
39. Rome was founded in………
753 BC.
40. The largest city in southern Italy is……………….
Naples
41. After Rome, which city is the second-largest city in Italy ?
Milan
42. This mountain chain is Italy's northern border and,
for a long time, protected the peninsula from invasions
43. Rome's nickname is……………
The Alps
The Eternal City
44. Which city is home to Italian fashion and finance?
Milan
45. This Italian island is famous for being home of the Mafia criminal organization.
Sicily
46. Italy’s current constitution took effect in ………
1948
47. Italy has a population of over ……… million
60
48. Italy is the world's ……………. largest industrial economy
seventh
49. Before adopting the euro, Italy's currency was known as the ………..
lira
50. Italy’s longest border is with ………….
Switzerland
51. The average Italian consumes ……………. of bread a day .
half a pound
1. Italy has 20 regions and 6 islands.
2. Naples is the largest city in southern Italy.
3. After Rome, Milan is the second-largest city in Italy.
4. Milan is home to Italian fashion and finance.
5. Venice has over 400 footbridges
6. The Vatican is a separate sovereign nation, its own country.
7. Italy is slightly larger than Arizona.
8. The thermometer is an Italian invention.
9. The piano hails from Italy.
10. With almost 40 million visitors, Italy is the fourth most visited country in the world.
11. The average Italian consumes 26 gallons of wine a year.
12. The typewriter is an Italian invention.
13. Italy did not become a united country until 1861.
14. The Italian Wolf is considered the national animal of Italy.
15. Italy has over 3,000 museums.
16. The national sport of Italy is soccer (known as football outside of America).
17. Italy’s national dish is pasta.
18. Napoleon spent his first exile on the Italian island of Elba.
19. The vespa scooter was invented in Italy in 1946.
20. Italy has the most hotel rooms of any European nation.
21. Everyday 3,000€ gets tossed into the Trevi Fountain.
22. Italy’s national flower is the Lily.
23. Sixty percent of the world’s art treasures are in Italy.
24. Opera was created in Italy.
25. Bubonic Plague killed one-third of the Italian population in the 14th century.
26. Italy has won the World Cup four times.
27. The average consumption of pasta in Italy is 25 kg per person per year.
28. The violin and the cello were both invented in Italy.
29. Italian pizza originated in Naples during the 18th century.
30. Italy holds the Guiness record for having the most elevators.
31. The national bird of Italy is Bluebird.
32. Italy is famous for its sports cars like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and
Lamborghini.
33. The oldest European university in continuous operation is the University of Bologna,
founded in 1088.
34. Italians invented optical eye glasses.
35. Italy has been making wines for over 2800 years.
36. The oldest film festival in the world, beginning in 1932, is the Venice Film Festival.
37. Italy has more famous fashion designers than any other country.
38. Many of Shakespeare’s plays were set in Italy, including Romeo and Juliet from
Verona.
39. Carabinieri uniforms are designed by Valentino.
40. The highest point in Italy is Mont Blanc, in the alps at 15,770 feet.
41. The longest river in Italy is the Po.
42. Italy is the largest wine-producing country in the world.
43. Italy has hosted the Olympic Games three times.
44. The patron saint of Italy is Saint Francis of Assisi.
45. The national Italian airline is called Alitalia.
46. The largest white truffle in a half century weighing over 3 pounds was unearthed
near Pisa, Italy.
47. Italy is home to some of the world’s greatest composers, like Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi
and Puccini.
48. The espresso machine was invented in Italy.
52. Naples is the largest city in southern Italy.
53. y's current constitution took effect January 1st, 1948.
54. The Italian island of Sicily is famous for being home of the illicit Mafia criminal organization.
.
Naples is the largest city in southern Italy.
After Rome, Milan is the second-largest city in Italy.
Milan is home to Italian fashion and finance.
Rome's nickname is "The Eternal City."
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