45 Italy Trivia Questions and Answers

In this super-fun Italy trivia, you will be asked questions to test your knowledge of this stunning country. With beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine, and being home to some of the world’s most notable inventors, authors, and singers, there’s a lot for us to fit in! 

If you know nothing about Italy, or if you consider yourself to be at an expert level with your Italian knowledge, this trivia may still reveal a few surprises. 

Maybe you know more than you think, or perhaps you’re not quite as informed as you hoped! 

Our Italy trivia is split into 5sections, try one or attempt them all! 

Good luck, or should we say ‘Buona Fortuna!

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General Italy Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Ciao! 

And welcome to the first section of our Italy trivia, the big General Knowledge piece!

Here you’ll be asked random Italy trivia questions, with a mishmash of simple, moderately difficult, and downright hard. 

Pronto?

Here we go! 

1: What is the capital of Italy?
Rome.
2: What type of footwear is Italy said to look like?
Boot.
3: What is the population of Italy?
60 million.
4: In what year did Italy become its own country?
1861.
5: What 3 colors make up the Italian flag?
Red, white, green.
6: William Shakesphere wrote 38 plays; how many of them were set in Italy?
13.
7: How many active volcanoes are there in Italy?
3.
8: Which famous explorer was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451?
Christopher Columbus.
9: What product is Italy the largest producer and exporter of?
Wine, producing around 54,800 hectolitres per year!
10: Can you name the 6 countries that Italy borders?
San Marino, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Vatican City, and France.
11: How long would a flight from NYC airport take to Italy's capital city?
8 hours.
12: What are Italy's 2 main mountain ranges called?
The Alps and the Apennines.
13: Florence Nightingale was born in Italy on 12 May; of what year?
1820.
14: In what Italian city was pizza invented?
Naples.
15: What percentage of Italians identify as Christians?
80%

Italy History Questions and Answers 

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The history of Italy covers the Ancient Period, the Middle Ages, and the modern era.

Italy certainly has a rich history, but how much do you know of it?

From Roman Mythology to revolutionary global inventions, Italy has one of the most diverse histories of any country; we’ll cover just a snapshot of it in this section of our trivia. 

Ready to give this a go?

Si!

1: In Roman Mythology, what are the twins' names who discovered the city of Rome?
Romulus and Remus.
2: Who helped Italian Prime Minister Mussolini escape captivity for war crimes in 1943?
Adolph Hitler.
3: In 1348, what plague hit Italy, killing a third of the population?
The Black Death.
4: In what year did Rome become a kingdom?
753 BC.
5: In 1503, what iconic painting did Leonardo Di Vinci create?
The Mona Lisa.
6: Which world-famous astronomer was sentenced to life in prison, in 1633, for opposing the Churches teachings with scientific fact?
Galileo Galilei.
7: In what year did Italy adopt the euro as its official currency?
2002.

Italian Language Trivia Questions and Answers 

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It is estimated that almost 85 million people speak Italian as their first language, and it is one of the most widely spoken languages globally. 

If you speak Italian, this section will be ‘semplice’! 

If you don’t speak any Italian, then have a go anyway – this could be considered your first lesson! 

Uno, due, tre

Andiamo!

1: If someone said 'Addio,' what would they mean?
Goodbye!
2: There are 2 Italian words for 'yes, can you name them?
Sì and certo.
3: Italian is the closest national language to what?
Latin.
4: How many English-speaking people are actively learning to speak Italian on the language-learning website Duolingo?
5 million.
5: How many letters are in the Italian alphabet?
21.
6: If we wished you 'Buona Giornata, ' what would we mean?
Have a nice day!

Italian Cuisine Trivia Questions and Answers 

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When we think of Italian cuisine, the first thing to come to many of our minds will be pizza! 

But this is certainly selling the Italians short, as their cuisine is one of the most diverse and delicious in the world. 

With different customs and traditional dishes from every region, many of us wouldn’t want to avoid, play along with this section to learn some tasty facts about Italian cuisine. 

Ready to give Italian cuisine tria a go?

Buon Appetito!

1: What course would you expect to be served a salad in Italy?
Side dish! Served next to Secondi Piatti (the Main)!
2: How many different types of pasta are there?
More than 350.
3: What thought of Italian dish is not Italian at all?
Spaghetti and meatballs: Thank you, America!
4: What food is traditionally eaten in Italy on New Year's Eve?
Lentils.
6: What is the national dish of Italy?
Ragu Alla Bolognese: commonly known as spaghetti bolognaise.
7: When did the first pizzeria open up in America?
1905.
8: Famous Italian dessert, Tiramisu, typically contains liquor; but which 2 are the most popular additions?
Marsala wine and rum.
9: What is the main ingredient in the pasta known as Gnocchi?
Potato.

Facts and Stats Italy Trivia Questions and Answers 

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For our final Italy trivia section, we will be looking at some interesting facts and stats about Italy.

The facts, figures, and statistics that surround this beautiful country may come as something of a surprise, but isn’t the greatest thing about quizzing learning something you didn’t know before?

Let’s see how well you do with our Italy facts and stats trivia section. 

1: What does Italy have more of than any other country?
World Heritage Sites; of which there are 55!
2: How many Italians work as Baristas in Italy?
More than 20,000.
3: On average, how many cups of coffee are sold in Italian coffee shops every day?
175.
4: 14 billion what are consumed annually in Italy?
Espressos.
5: How many people visit the Sistine Chapel each day?
More than 20,000.
6: How many lakes are there in Italy?
Over 1,500.
7: How many people visit Italy every year?
Nearly 65 million.
8: How much money annually do tourists throw into the Trevi Fountain?
€1,000,000; that's around €3,000 a day!

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