10 most difficult Italy riddlesItaly quiz
Where does the name of Italy come from?
from the Apennine Peninsula
from the Latin vitulus
from alphabet system "italica"
from the name of the Celtic tribe
The name Italy (Italia) is an ancient name for the country and people of Southern Italy. Originally is was spelled Vitalia, probably from the same root as the Latin vitulus (a one-year-old calf), thus literally meaning 'calf-land' or "Land of Cattle. The bull was a symbol of the southern Italic tribes and was often depicted goring the Roman wolf as a defiant symbol of free Italy during the Social War.
What is the origin of the name of the Tyrrhenian Sea?
phrase "Terra Incognita"
name of Etruscans
phrase "Terra Romano"
The cities of Tyr
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.
Where is this monument located?
The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes also known as the Kastello, is a medieval castle in the city of Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes in Greece. It is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. The site was previously a citadel of the Knights Hospitaller that functioned as a palace, headquarters, and a fortress.
Where did the carpaccio originate?
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.
What was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire after the AD 395 final division?
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.
What peninsula creates the heel of an Italian boot?
The Apennine Peninsula extends 1,000 km (620 mi) from the Po Valley in the north to the central Mediterranean Sea in the south. The peninsula's shape gives it the nickname lo Stivale (the Boot). Three smaller peninsulas contribute to this characteristic shape, namely Calabria (the "toe"), Salento (the "heel") and Gargano (the "spur").
Which cheese do you add to carbonara ?
Carbonara (Italian: [karboˈnaːra]) is an Italian pasta dish from Rome made with egg, hard cheese, guanciale (or pancetta), and pepper.he recipe is not fixed to a specific type of hard cheese or pasta. The cheese is usually Pecorino Romano. Spaghetti is the usual pasta, but fettuccine, rigatoni, linguine, or bucatini is also used. Either guanciale or pancetta can be used. Another common substitute outside Italy is lardons of smoked bacon.
Which film director was a leading figure in the Italian Neorealism movement?
Vittorio De Sica
Italian Neorealist films mostly contend with moral conditions and the difficult economic situation of post-World War II Italy. De Sica's films reflect the changes in the Italian psyche and conditions of everyday life, including oppression, injustice, desperation and poverty. Vittorio De Sica has received the Palme D'Or in Cannes, Golden Bear in Berlin and 3 Academy Awards in Hollywood.