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Biggest Cities in Italy

How many of the 20 most populous cities in Italy can you name?
2023 estimates. Population figures are for the city itself, not the metro area.
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Last updated: July 6, 2023
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First submittedMarch 20, 2012
Times taken190,881
Average score55.0%
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Population
City
2,748,109
Rome
1,354,196
Milan
913,462
Naples
841,600
Turin
630,167
Palermo
558,745
Genoa
387,971
Bologna
Population
City
360,930
Florence
316,015
Bari
298,762
Catania
255,588
Verona
250,369
Venice
218,786
Messina
206,496
Padua
Population
City
198,417
Trieste
196,764
Parma
196,446
Brescia
195,736
Prato
188,098
Taranto
184,153
Modena
60 Comments
+28
Level ∞
Mar 6, 2021
17/20 of these cities have a lower population today than they did in 1981, with 7/20 showing declines of more than 20%.
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Level 35
Dec 23, 2012
15. top 14 and parma. good quiz.
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Level 68
Jul 9, 2019
Parma is on 13 now. Wonder how the top looked before (but doesnt say much when it hadnt been taken a lot already)
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Level 41
Oct 7, 2019
It is 18 now
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2020
it is joint 12/13 now. I think you might have looked at the order of the questions instead of the answer stats (which is indeed nr18), I doubt it has dropped that fast ánd risen again.
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Level 29
Feb 12, 2013
Got all. Thanks for the quiz!
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Level 46
Nov 9, 2013
I knew I was missing an obvious one........ I got 18/20 and missed Naples I FEEL SO STUPID
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Level 61
Oct 5, 2016
Relax. I'm that person who only guessed the most well-known - 7/20.
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2020
yep got 7 again, though I really should get 9 (bologna, verona) or even 10 I was thinking of the right town and knew it starts with p but always when I try to think of that city I can only think of pamplona...

of the rest I recognise parma, trieste, modena, messina though I would never think of it myself (now that I have written it, maybe next time I will get the first 2, I would just have to think of sad cheese or ham haha, triest(e) means sad in my language)

hm and mes is knife, messen is knives,, so "modern sad ham got sliced with knives". Modena, Trieste, Parma, Messina :D

And Bari Brescia could become bare breasts. This all happened in the cantina (Catania) There also was a talking tarantula, Prato Taranto (praat/praten is talk(ing) ). Which only leaves padua..hmm

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Level 43
Aug 2, 2021
same, but with Turin
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Level 31
Jan 8, 2014
6/10 and I felt good about that. Guess I have some Italian geography to study.
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Level 34
Apr 22, 2014
Prato è la terza città del Centro Italia dopo Roma e Firenze!

18/20 Padova e Messina!!

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Level 68
Jun 28, 2020
Pasta noises
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Level 46
Nov 22, 2022
Attaccate ar cazzo sherlock
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Level 42
Dec 6, 2023
a fish and chips, vedi de calà dal piedistallo che sbatti la capoccia.
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Level 37
Aug 8, 2014
"We Open in Venice" helped.
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Level 80
Nov 17, 2014
Yes!
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Level 32
Aug 25, 2014
13/20 . Really good quiz
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Level 47
Sep 8, 2014
Congrats for the great quiz. Here's one of mine: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/106634/cities-of-portugal
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Level 66
Sep 29, 2014
Thanks to Calcio Serie A I guessed 16 :)
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Level 46
Dec 31, 2014
Does my poor performance here justify the need for a field trip to Italy?
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Level 72
Jan 4, 2016
A filed trip is always great, but as an Italian I can say this was pretty hard... didn't get all of them!
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Level 28
Feb 10, 2016
got 15/20. i have to do better i forgot an easy one, then again, i am 11
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Level 52
May 10, 2016
Shoutout to Taming of the Shrew
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Level 29
May 18, 2016
good quiz
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Level 56
Oct 23, 2016
SO HAPPY I GOT 14!
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Level 33
Jan 1, 2017
Questa buona! Bravo!
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Level 33
Jan 7, 2017
18/20 Io dimentico Taranto e Brescia

questa buona! Bravo!

Sei Italiani?

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Level 82
Jul 21, 2017
I got 8, but they were the top 8 percentage-wise.
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Level 43
Oct 20, 2017
All but Catania. I was surprised at some that were on there though.
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Level 41
Mar 3, 2018
I totally forgot about the song “We open in Venice”. It sure would have helped.

I did remember to use “Brush up your Shakespeare” to help get Shakespeare’s plays!😊

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Level 84
Oct 20, 2018
Cheeses and meats got me through a bunch of these. Parma ham, Genoa salami, Bologna, and Bari (pasta brand). I guess the towns of Mozzarella and Provolone didn't make the cut ;-)
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Level 43
Oct 21, 2018
I'm 25, Italian with a Bachelor degree in studies related to geography, and still missed Prato and Brescia. :-)
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Level 75
Mar 13, 2019
By numbers from 2015, Reggio Calabria seems to have a population of 200 000.
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Level 25
Dec 31, 2020
Looks like Reggio di Calabria's population dropped to 174,885 this year.
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Level 71
May 22, 2019
missed florence and venice but got prato
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Level 68
Jul 9, 2019
Those were the first two i typed! Rome might actually have been 5th.. (milan was next and think i typed naples before rome..)
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Level 68
Jul 9, 2019
Nice curve of the answers :)
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Level 51
Aug 27, 2019
I answered the first six cities correctly, then missed 14 of the next 16. Disappointed that the population of the village of Corleone on the island of Sicily hasn't yet surpassed 185,000 people because scoring a 9 would have been so much more satisfying than the 8 I received.
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Level 47
Aug 8, 2023
Godfather much?
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Level 57
Mar 18, 2020
Thanks to EU4 provinces I got 15. Lol.
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Level 37
Apr 28, 2020
9. I got Trieste, but I'm embarrassed I missed Bologna
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Level 34
Oct 20, 2020
Where the f*ck is prato lmao
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Level 39
Jul 21, 2023
Tuscany, close to Florence!
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2021
Shouldn't Cagliari be on this list?
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Level 37
Mar 28, 2021
no
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Level 46
May 7, 2021
IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY ITALYYYYYY...
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Level 48
Jun 3, 2021
missed Turin :(
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Level 73
Jul 18, 2021
I tried ravioli, lasagne, gnocchi....I figured if cheese and lunchmeat were there....
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Level 42
Dec 6, 2023
grasse risate!

ah no, chiedo venia... in USA di grasso c'è solo l'essere umano.

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Level 26
Aug 12, 2021
only did 15/20, I gave up. Cant believe I forgot Catania I feel bad
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Level 24
Feb 1, 2022
19/20, forgot Modena. As someone who is part Italian, I'm a bit mad at myself.
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Level 25
Jun 24, 2022
I’m so mad I forgot Venice
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Level 48
Feb 18, 2023
I am shocked Livorno and Cagliari did not make it. Had to google up their population.
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Level 23
Apr 10, 2023
Got one: Rome
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Level 47
May 20, 2023
Serie A helps me a lot!
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Level 67
Jul 18, 2023
Wow I didn't realize Palermo and Catania were that big so I was surprised when they were that high. And I've literally been to Catania
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Level 34
Jul 21, 2023
Me: "19/20 guessed"

hmmm what is it

Turns out I forgot Florence lmao

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Level 45
Feb 15, 2024
19/20 and i missed venice, i wanna drown myself in those canals lol
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Level 29
Apr 15, 2024
Rome

1,354,196

Milan

913,462

Naples

841,600

Turin

630,167

Palermo

558,745

Genoa

387,971

Bologna

Population

City

360,930

Florence

316,015

Bari

298,762

Catania

255,588

Verona

250,369

Venice

218,786

Messina

206,496

Padua

Population

City

198,417

Trieste

196,764

Parma

196,446

Brescia

195,736

Prato

188,098

Taranto

184,153

Modena