Educational Travel Week: Italy Destination Quiz

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Italy Quizzes & Trivia

Ciao bella. Ready to try your luck with some good, old-fashioned Italian history? Grande! Take your best shot at the following questions covering all things Italy. Buona fortuna!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    New Orleans may have Mardi Gras, but over in Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens come out to celebrate the beginning of Lent in a slightly different way. Do they…
    • A. 

      Throw oranges at one another

    • B. 

      Celebrate a city-wide moment of silence

    • C. 

      Dress up in full costume to honer their birth saint

    • D. 

      Earn beads by baring all

  • 2. 
    Grab your Eurail pass because it’s geography time again. Which countries do not share a border with “The Boot.”
    • A. 

      Slovenia

    • B. 

      Austria

    • C. 

      Switzerland

    • D. 

      Hungary

  • 3. 
    Who wants a piece of the pizza pie? The world’s first true pizzeria, Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba, opened in this famous Italian city in 1830.
    • A. 

      Napoli (Naples)

    • B. 

      Firenze (Florence)

    • C. 

      Venezia (Venice)

    • D. 

      Milano (Milan)

  • 4. 
    Think you know Flo? Which famous “Florence” was named after the city of her birth?
    • A. 

      Florence Henderson

    • B. 

      Florence Nightingale

    • C. 

      Florence Kling Harding

    • D. 

      Florence Ballard

  • 5. 
    Anyone up for a puppet show? If so, then you’ll definitely want to check out the more than 6,000 puppets (sadly, no Kermit) on display at the International Puppet Museum in this city…
    • A. 

      Turin

    • B. 

      Palermo

    • C. 

      Perugia

    • D. 

      Bologna

  • 6. 
    You’ll want to be careful where you step in the South of Italy, what with Europe's only three active volcanoes being located there. Which Italian “Monte” is not currently active?
    • A. 

      Etna

    • B. 

      Stromboli

    • C. 

      Imiata

    • D. 

      Vesuvius

  • 7. 
    Looking for a place to exchange those travelers cheques? How about the world’s oldest bank still in business, operating since 1472? The line forms in this Italian city…
    • A. 

      Siena

    • B. 

      Perugia

    • C. 

      Genoa

    • D. 

      Verona

  • 8. 
    Great food, great art and, of course, great music can all be found in Italy. So which of the following instruments was not invented by the Italianos?
    • A. 

      Piano

    • B. 

      Violin

    • C. 

      Cello

    • D. 

      Oboe

  • 9. 
    Long before there was Sundance, this Film Festival laid claim to oldest in the world, dating back to 1932.
    • A. 

      Florence International Film Festival

    • B. 

      Venice International Film Festival

    • C. 

      Cinemademare Film Festival

    • D. 

      Milano Film Festival

  • 10. 
    One last question in honor of educational travel week. Founded in 1088, the oldest European university in continuous operation is …
    • A. 

      Università degli Studi Alma Mater di Bologna (The University of Bologna)

    • B. 

      Università degli Studi di Bergamo (The University of Bergamo)

    • C. 

      Università degli Studi di Firenze (The University of Florence)

    • D. 

      Università degli Studi di Palermo (The University of Palermo)