ITALIA
Facts About Italy
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1.   The capital city of Italy is Rome. 
In italiano si dice:

A.  Roma           B.  Romeo
2.    The Leaning Tower of Pisa -
in italiano si chiama .........

A.  la Torre Pendente di Pisa
B.  il Toro Monello di Pisa
3.   The boat traditionally used on the canals of Venice is:
A.  un gambero 
 B.  una gondola
4.   The Pope - il Papa - lives in an area of Rome called
A.  Trastevere 
B.  Vaticano
5.   The ancient Roman arena, the Colosseum,  is called (in Italian):
A.  il Colosseo 
B.   la Colomba

 
6.   Etna is a:
A.   river           B.    volcano
7.   The river that flows through Florence is called:
A.  Arno        B.   Arnaldo
8.   In the year 79A.D. two famous events occurred in Italy.  One was the completion of the Colosseum.  The other was:

A.  The eruption of the volcano Vesuvio, destroying the towns of Pompei and Ercolano.

B.  The painting of the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci.
9.   Which Italian artist painted the ceiling and the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel?  
A.  Michelangelo 
B.  Caravaggio