Italy A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the country of Italy.
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Last updated: March 16, 2020
First submittedOctober 21, 2015
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Clue
Answer
A
Mountain range in the north
Alps
B
Tallest mountain in that range
Bianco
C
Hello or goodbye, in Italian
Ciao
D
Italian term for a church that was
built to serve as a cathedral
Duomo
E
Italian version of the name "Henry"
Enrico
F
Director of "La Dolce Vita" and "8½"
Fellini
G
Venetian mode of transit
Gondola
H
Strongman of Roman legend
Hercules
I
Name of 13 popes
Innocent
J
Turin soccer team
Juventus
K
What the Italian word cucina means
Kitchen
L
African colony, 1912-1943
Libya
M
Luxury sports car maker
Maserati
 
Clue
Answer
N
Name for the Mafia: Cosa _____
Nostra
O
Oil that can be "extra virgin"
Olive
P
Concrete dome built in 126 A.D, and
still standing today
Pantheon
Q
Palace home to the President of Italy
Quirinale
R
"The Eternal City"
Rome
S
Largest island
Sicily
T
Region whose capital is Florence
Tuscany
U
Name of two Italian kings
Umberto
V
Where "Romeo and Juliet" took place
Verona
W
Chianti or Barolo, e.g.
Wine
X
 
 
Y
Country invaded by Italy in 1941
Yugoslavia
Z
Type of tube-shaped pasta
Ziti
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Level 72
Oct 23, 2015
Nice! Can you allow 'Innocenzo' for Innocent? Also, I tried thinking of an X answer but couldn't come up with one that convinced me. X does mean a draw in football betting (whereas 1 means home win, 2 means away win - see https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totocalcio) and perhaps X can be the start of a year in Roman numerals - for example in 1937 lira coins you can read 'XV' (see http://numismatica-italiana.lamoneta.it/moneta/W-VE3/22). But I'm not sure these ideas are any good.
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Level ∞
Oct 23, 2015
Innocenzo will work now
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2018
As the X is seemingly non-existent in the Italian alphabet, maybe "Roman ten" is actually a funny trick, as the answer would be X for X. :)
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Level 60
Sep 29, 2020
In which case the question could be "Write 19 in Roman numerals...." for example. Answer : XIX.
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Level 72
May 14, 2016
Is it bad that I wanted the palace home for the president to be Quizno's?
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Level 55
Jun 10, 2016
Seems to me that Hercules is part of the greek mythology
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Level 47
Jun 10, 2016
this
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Level 80
Jun 10, 2016
Hercules Roman, Heracles Greek. It's really not that hard to look up.
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Level 60
Jun 10, 2016
The cult of Hercules was a huge part of Roman religion. It was ripped off wholesale from the Greeks (or more likely was part of a wider Mediterranean religion which was carried around by the various peoples migrating around the area), but Hercules was definitely a Roman thing.
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Level 35
Jun 10, 2016
Heracles/Hercules was originally a Greek myth, though it did indeed spread throughout the Mediterranean, largely thanks to the Greeks colonising large parts of it, and also Alexander's conquest of Persia helped to spread Heracles' cult out into the east and Egypt
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Level ∞
Mar 16, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules#Roman_era
Hercules had a number of myths that were distinctly Roman. One of these is Hercules' defeat of Cacus, who was terrorizing the countryside of Rome. The hero was associated with the Aventine Hill through his son Aventinus. Mark Antony considered him a personal patron god, as did the emperor Commodus. Hercules received various forms of religious veneration, including as a deity concerned with children and childbirth, in part because of myths about his precocious infancy, and in part because he fathered countless children. Roman brides wore a special belt tied with the "knot of Hercules", which was supposed to be hard to untie.
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Level 45
Jun 10, 2016
Can never spell Sicily right. :( could you accept wrong spellings please.
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
That's SoSilly ;)
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Level 66
Mar 28, 2020
No, because Sicily is very easy to spell correctly.
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2016
Gosh, Hercules is merely a transliteration of the Greek version. The myth (not "the legend") was Greek, not Roman. And Pantheon wasn't built in 126 A.D. Definitely guys, let Italians make quiz about Italy
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Level ∞
Mar 16, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheon,_Rome
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Level 42
Jun 14, 2016
could you accept a couple of different spellings of gondola as you did with mazarati and innocentzo
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Level 73
Sep 29, 2019
Clue suggestion for missing letter: What is thirty in roman numerals
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Level 66
Mar 28, 2020
Got many answers by guessing many pizza places near me.
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Level 63
Mar 28, 2020
Can I suggest that the clue for Pantheon should read "rebuilt in 126 AD" since it was a Hadrianic reconstruction. The original building was built by Agrippa. Hadrian himself preserved the original inscription and no-one knew it was a rebuild until refurbishment works led to bricks with stamps of builders from Hadrian's time being discovered.
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Level 30
Mar 29, 2020
Not all "duomo" are cathedrals, a "duomo" is the most important church of a city but is not always a cathedral
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Level 72
Mar 30, 2020
I am not sure if "Bianco" is a great question for letter B. The mountain is always referred to with "Monte" before.
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Level 60
Sep 29, 2020
It didn't stop me getting it right. But I agree, there are plenty of other Bs that could be considered. Examples: Berlusconi, Brescia, Borlotti beans, Bologna, Bari, Bergamo, Bresaola, Begnini, Boticelli, Barolo etc etc. Italian history and culture is so rich that the list of possibilities is very long.