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10 Important Italian Facts You Should Know About

  1. An Italian astronomer was the first person to spot an asteroid in space in 1801. What was his name?
  2. What is the tallest mountain in Italy?
  3. Where and when did the first coffeehouse open in Italy?
  4. What is the name of the Italian neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island?
  5. Which university in New Jersey was founded by an Italian American in 1942?
  6. Name the six independent nations that share a border with Italy.
  7. What is an Italian attempting to accomplish when he says, senta?
  8. What animal was the symbol of Italy in ancient Roman times?
  9. Approximately how many lakes are found in Italy?
  10. In 1920, the famous Schneider Trophy resumed after the First World War and was won by an Italian airplane, the Savoia S.12. In what Italian city did the competition take place?


  1. Giuseppe Piazzi, Director of the Palermo Observatory
  2. Monte Bianco, also known as Mont Blanc, in the Valle d’Aosta region. It stands 15,775 feet high
  3. Venice, 1654
  4. Federal Hill
  5. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  6. France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City
  7. He is trying to get your attention
  8. The cat
  9. 1,500
  10. Venice