10 most difficult Italy riddles A list of ten (out of 52) Italy related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Italy quiz How many countries use Italian as an official language?4. Italian is an official language in Italy, San Marino, Switzerland and the Holy See. Italian is also used in some parts of Slovenia and Croatia.very hard 8% 1120%2234%3336%448%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14844 answers in 2 languages »geography of Italy riddles » What was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire after the AD 395 final division?Milan. In 286 Diocletian moved the capital of the Western Roman Empire from Rome to Mediolanum. It was from Milan that the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in 313 AD, granting tolerance to all religions within the Empire, thus paving the way for Christianity to become the dominant religion of the Empire. After the city was besieged by the Visigoths in 402, the imperial residence was moved to Ravenna.very hard 21% ConstantinopleConstantinople31%MilanMilan21%RomeRome40%TurinTurin6%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1007 answers in 3 languages »history of Italy riddles » What is the origin of the name of the Tyrrhenian Sea?Name of Etruscans. The Tyrrhenian Sea is part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy. It is named for the Tyrrhenian people, identified since the 6th century BCE with the Etruscans of Italy. very hard 23% phrase "Terra Incognita"phrase "Terra Incognita"11%name of Etruscansname of Etruscans23%phrase "Terra Romano"phrase "Terra Romano"25%The cities of TyrThe cities of Tyr39%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 4600 answers in 3 languages »Mediterranean Sea riddles » What is the meaning of the Italian word "Ferrari"?Smith. "Ferrari" is the third most common surname in Italy. The word has the same root as Italian "ferro" (iron) or Latin "ferrum" (thus, Fe for iron).very hard 28% speedyspeedy14%furiousfurious12%racehorseracehorse44%SmithSmith28%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11084 answers in 5 languages »surnames riddles » What number is considered unlucky in Italy?17. In Italian culture, the number 17 is considered unlucky. When viewed as the Roman numeral, XVII, it is then changed anagrammatically to VIXI, which in the Latin language translates to "I lived", the perfect implying "My life is over."very hard 28% 171728%131317%151513%7740%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 623 answers in 3 languages »numbers riddles » Who holds the record for most appearances in Serie A? (Italian top football league)Paolo Maldini holds the record for most appearances in Serie A, with 647 matches played. He spent all 25 seasons of his career in the Serie A with Milan, winning 23 trophies while in the squad including 5 UEFA Champions League. Second on the list is Gianluigi Buffon, the only one, for the time being, with the chance to overtake him.very hard 30% Javier ZanettiJavier Zanetti7%Gianluigi BuffonGianluigi Buffon29%Francesco TottiFrancesco Totti31%Paolo MaldiniPaolo Maldini30%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 189 answers in 2 languages »soccer riddles » Where did the carpaccio originate?In Venice. It was invented in 1950 by the restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani, when the client - Countess Mocenigo - informed him that the doctor had recommended her raw meat. The new dish reminded him of Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio's work.very hard 31% In VeniceIn Venice31%In MilanIn Milan26%In ParisIn Paris4%In NeapolIn Neapol36%Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowska. Statistics based on 7648 answers in 3 languages »meat riddles » Which existing Republic is the oldest?San Marino is the oldest republic in the world. The country exists as a republic since getting independence from Roman Empire in 301 C.E.very hard 31% San MarinoSan Marino31%Venetian RepublicVenetian Republic38%Altai RepublicAltai Republic18%MaltaMalta11%Created by: Gromzey. Statistics based on 1418 answers in 4 languages »records riddles » On which language is Italian standard language based?Tuscan, specifically its Florentine variety, became the language of culture for all the people of Italy, thanks to the prestige of the masterpieces of Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio and Niccolò Machiavelli. It would later become the official language of all the Italian states and of the Kingdom of Italy, when it was formed. Only 2.5% of Italy’s population could speak the Italian standardized language properly when the nation unified in 1861.very hard 33% SicilianSicilian11%LatinLatin47%TuscanTuscan33%LombardianLombardian8%Created by: Paul Caspack. Statistics based on 10913 answers in 2 languages »history of Europe riddles » What sea lies between Italy and Greece?Ionian Sea. Calypso Deep, the deepest point in the Mediterranean at −5,267 m (−17,280 ft), is located in the Ionian Sea.very hard 35% Ligurian SeaLigurian Sea7%Ionian SeaIonian Sea35%Tyrrhenian SeaTyrrhenian Sea25%Aegean SeaAegean Sea30%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3498 answers in 9 languages »oceans riddles » Play Italy quiz and see all the questions.