Countries Closest to Italy

Which countries lie closest to Italy?
This quiz can also be taken in Italian here
Quiz by Jerry928
Rate:
Last updated: February 10, 2021
First submittedSeptember 4, 2014
Times taken79,362
Rating4.97
3:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
km
country
miles
0
France
0
0
Switzerland
0
0
Austria
0
0
Slovenia
0
0
San Marino
0
0
Vatican City
0
8
Monaco
5
12
Croatia
8
45
Germany
28
68
Liechtenstein
43
km
country
miles
71
Tunisia
44
73
Albania
45
78
Greece
49
81
Malta
50
153
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
95
174
Montenegro
108
188
Hungary
117
204
North Macedonia
127
214
Algeria
133
218
Czechia
135
+22
Level 75
Dec 5, 2014
Nearest misses: Slovakia, Serbia, Spain.
+18
Level 62
Feb 13, 2017
Man... the "S" countries are really getting the butt end of... "Getting closest to Italy" deal.
+21
Level 59
Apr 5, 2020
or the boot end
+1
Level 38
Apr 7, 2021
i see what you did there
+1
Level 45
Feb 10, 2018
Slovakia not that near, Czech Rep. would be closer
+16
Level 70
Feb 10, 2018
That's why it's a near miss.
+9
Level 67
Mar 9, 2020
czechia is already on the list
+1
Level 15
Aug 24, 2018
I tried Serbia and Spain so I thought that they would’ve been closer
+1
Level 48
Jan 10, 2020
i'm pretty sure that Liechtenstein borders italy
+15
Level 17
Feb 8, 2020
no, its bordering only with Switzerland and Austria
+1
Level 45
Dec 5, 2014
jerry928 I really love your countries closest to quizzes. I will do any of them u post.
+1
Level 46
Jan 26, 2018
Lol that is exactly what I have been doing for the last half an hour.
+2
Level 52
Feb 2, 2015
Kosovo? It should be there, I think
+3
Level 75
Feb 2, 2015
It's just outside - 253 km / 157 miles.
+2
Level 56
Apr 10, 2015
I would say Serbia or Kosovo are nearer than Algeria but it's really hard to mess !! Very hard !!
+4
Level 75
Apr 10, 2015
Serbia & Kosovo are both outside the Top 20; Algeria is reasonably close to the Italian island of Sardinia.
+1
Level 52
Oct 3, 2015
What about Luxembourg?
+2
Level 75
Oct 3, 2015
366 km / 228 miles.
+2
Level 62
Oct 3, 2015
I got all of them except for Macedonia with 2 minutes left...
+1
Level 73
Oct 4, 2015
Surprisingly hard, good quiz!
+2
Level 69
Oct 5, 2015
quite surprised not to see Serbia on the list !
+5
Level 62
Feb 24, 2016
forgot San Marino and the Vatican, my palm will be on my face for quite some time.
+3
Level 71
May 22, 2016
I can understand you missing those two, Close actually means 'Near to' and those 2 countries are not 'near to' they are inside.
+2
Level 20
May 1, 2016
What the heck is czechia?
+5
Level 75
May 1, 2016
+3
Level 71
May 22, 2016
The Czech Republic wants to be known as "Czechia" to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing.
+2
Level 78
Feb 10, 2018
Works for me, or they could follow in the footsteps of the USA, CAR, UAE, and UK and become the CR.
+3
Level 37
Mar 20, 2019
Malbaby: And Cote d'Ivoire wants to be known as Cote d'Ivoire, but this site still insists on calling it the Ivory Coast. What's good for the goose...
+2
Level 60
Mar 25, 2020
ander217 you forgot DRC and ROC.
+1
Level 52
Apr 5, 2020
awesomequizzer you forgot FSM and PNG.
+2
Level 47
Oct 7, 2020
the ROC is the acronym form of it's official name. It's common name is still Taiwan.
+1
Level 32
Oct 7, 2020
And KSA and NZ
+1
Level 38
Jun 9, 2016
Got em all first go, yes!!

Compared to Spain which was like 8th go

+1
Level 44
Sep 5, 2016
Hungary noooooo couldn't think of it
+1
Level 52
Apr 5, 2020
Same here!
+1
Level 48
Nov 7, 2020
Me Three, thought it was another Balkan or African country
+2
Level 44
Jan 6, 2017
Nearly forgot Montenegro but managed in plenty of time though
+1
Level 34
Feb 10, 2018
Same here
+3
Level 61
Jan 6, 2017
I don't like the name Czechia ://
+1
Level 82
Jan 6, 2017
They should have gone with Czechland.
+1
Level 27
Feb 5, 2017
Sure :)
+1
Level 52
Apr 5, 2020
Nice one!
+1
Level 60
Feb 13, 2017
the shortest distance from Italy to Tunesia is 98 miles.
+1
Level 75
Feb 13, 2017
Did you forget Pantelleria?
+1
Level 44
Feb 13, 2017
I'm fairly sure Denmark is closer to Italy than some of the other countries here
+1
Level 75
Feb 13, 2017
831 km / 517 mi to Denmark.
+3
Level 82
Sep 30, 2017
Maybe he forgot there was a Germany..
+1
Level 71
May 4, 2017
i've never even noticed that greece is closer to italy than spain... i always envisioned the gap between the romans and the greeks to be wider than the one from italy to spain.
+1
Level 44
Jul 13, 2017
that was my guess as well thought it would have been closer than my last guess Macedonia that just got me finished in time
+1
Level 37
Oct 17, 2017
Jerry again, thanks for a great quiz. I don't understand why yours always make so much more sense; even when I'm wrong, I get it once I review your explanations. Thanks!
+1
Level 36
Feb 10, 2018
0:45 left :)
+1
Level 58
Feb 10, 2018
How is Germany so close to Italy?! It doesn't appear like (going through the skinniest part of Austria, as the crow flies) this could be possible. Only 45 Km/ 28 Mi ??
+2
Level 75
Feb 10, 2018
Yes, from Brenner Pass on the Italian/Austrian border to Mittenwald on the German/Austrian border. You can drive it easily in less than an hour.
+1
Level 47
Feb 12, 2018
I couldn't imagine it too, but it's right. I've always driven through Switzerland wich is much longer.
+1
Level 55
Feb 14, 2018
I thought I spelled Montenegro right, must've been a typo
+1
Level 55
Feb 11, 2019
First time I have seen Czech republic correctly referred to as Czechia on this site. Sporcle use it all the time
+1
Level 32
Oct 7, 2020
Never say that name on jetpunk
+1
Level 26
Feb 14, 2019
Ouch! I forgot Montenegro so I failed the quiz. I got 19/20 though. I’m happy with my result! :)
+1
Level 39
Aug 30, 2019
All correct with 2:11 right
+2
Level 42
Nov 25, 2019
what about liechtestein????
+2
Level 42
Nov 25, 2019
wait nvm i just cant spell
+1
Level 48
Jan 10, 2020
:) :) :) :) :)
+1
Level 58
Apr 9, 2020
Arrrgh. I kept trying Morocco but I forgot that there's a preeeeetty big country between Tunisia and Morocco.... didn't get Algeria obviously.
+1
Level 35
Aug 21, 2020
How did North Macedonia make the list? Anyways 20/20.
+1
Level 54
Oct 7, 2020
what about Libya?
+1
Level 28
Oct 10, 2020
seems like the distance between Sardinia and Menorca should put Spain near the top? I think Sardinia is very close to Morocco as well
+1
Level 75
Oct 10, 2020
From Sardinia it's 334 km to Menorca. Sardinia is further from Tunisia than Pantelleria.
+1
Level 39
Oct 13, 2020
Where did you get the 48km between Germany and Italy? the shortest distance is from Kiefersfelden to the Brenner Pass and that are approx 113 km.
+1
Level 36
Nov 14, 2020
Um, where did you get Czechia from? It is supposed to be czech republic
+2
Level 75
Nov 15, 2020
The Czech government agreed to make Czechia the official short name and the new name was approved by the Czech cabinet on 2 May 2016 and registered on 5 July 2016. In November 2016 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented recommendations on how to use the short name "Czechia" in international contexts. On 1 June 2017, the geography department of the Faculty of Sciences of Charles University in Prague organised a special conference to assess the progress of the name's proliferation. The new short name was published in the United Nations UNTERM and UNGEGN country name databases on 17 May 2016. In September 2016, the British Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN) recommended the use of Czechia and added it as the sole form of the country name to their list of country names. On 26 September 2016, the International Organization for Standardization included the short name Czechia in the official ISO 3166 country codes list.
+1
Level 60
Nov 19, 2020
I'm really curious to know how you make these kind of Closest Countries Quiz. How do you measure the distance? Do you use any particular software or application or you do it manually in Google Maps/Earth?
+1
Level 37
Feb 4, 2021
how is Libya not on this quiz??
+1
Level 75
Feb 10, 2021
276 km / 171 miles.
+1
Level 50
Feb 9, 2021
What about Poland?
+1
Level 75
Feb 9, 2021
506 km / 314 miles.
+1
Level 50
Feb 26, 2021
G-e-r-m-a

You scored 19/20 = 95%

This beats or equals 71.3% of test takers

The average score is 17

Your high score is 19

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

+1
Level 40
May 3, 2021
not me trying to do it in Italian lol.
+1
Level 75
May 3, 2021
Alcuni paesi sono gli stessi in entrambe le lingue, quindi guadagnerai alcuni punti. E gli altri nomi ti aiuteranno a imparare.
+1
Level 34
Jun 17, 2021
Very good quiz 👍👍👍
+1
Level 30
Jul 8, 2021
Not me missing the Vatican. * face palm *
+1
Level 22
Jul 10, 2021
spain too