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10 Important Facts You Should Always Know About Italy

  1. Film director Francis Ford Coppola was born in America. Name the city where he was born.
  2. Which popular variety of Italian red wine was once affectionately called “pizza wine”?
  3. Who was the first American of Italian heritage to run for President of the United States?
  4. How many spectators could Rome’s Colosseum hold at one time?
  5. Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita introduced the world to a word that is often used by today’s media. What is the word and what does it mean?
  6. What type of fabric was made exclusively in Italy until the 17th century?
  7. What is a mastrucca?
  8. In 1957, Italy became one of the six founding members of the European Union. In what Italian city was the EU treaty signed?
  9. Name the mathematical symbol that was introduced in Italy in the 15th century.
  10. True or false, more than 90% of Italian cars are made by Fiat?


  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Chianti
  3. Alfred E. Smith, the grandson of an Italian immigrant. He lost to Herbert Hoover in 1928.
  4. About 55,000
  5. Paparazzi, which describes aggressive photographers
  6. Velvet
  7. A fur coat typically worn by the people of Sardinia.
  8. Rome
  9. % – the percentage symbol
  10. True