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Rome City Trivia

Can you guess these facts about the city of Rome, Italy?
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Last updated: August 8, 2020
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Italian name of Rome
Roma
Legendary founder and first king of Rome
Romulus
Nickname of Rome
The Eternal City
Independent country completely surrounded by Rome
Vatican City
One of the seven hills on which Rome is located (name any one)
Aventine | Caelian |
Capitoline | Esquiline | Palatine |
Quirinal | Viminal
River flowing through Rome
Tiber
Director of films such as "La Strada" and "8½"
Federico Fellini
Person who led the 1922 March on Rome and was declared Prime Minister
of Italy soon thereafter
Benito Mussolini
Famous fountain that people throw coins into
Trevi Fountain
Rome's only sister city
Paris
Domed temple completed in 126 AD that still stands today
The Pantheon
Name one of the two main stars of the 1953 film "Roman Holiday"
Gregory Peck | Audrey Hepburn
Ancient gladiatoral arena that is one of Rome's most popular tourist sites
Colosseum
Set of 174 stairs which ascends from the Piazza di Spagna
Spanish Steps
Central marketplace of the ancient city
Roman Forum
In Rome, the 1950s and 1960s were often called "La Dolce Vita". What does
this mean in English?
The Sweet Life
Region of Italy in which Rome is located
Lazio (Latium)
More common name for the Bishop of Rome
The Pope
Artist who Rome's airport is named for
Leonardo da Vinci
Term for the underground burial places under the city
Catacombs
27 Comments
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Level 85
Jul 1, 2020
Wikipedia: 'La Dolce Vita (Italian pronunciation: [la ˈdoltʃe ˈviːta]; Italian for "the sweet life" or "the good life")'. Do you think you could give credit for the latter?
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Level 51
Jul 1, 2020
Maybe another question can be about the Servian Wall?
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Level 73
Jul 1, 2020
Confession: I only got Spanish Steps because I saw it on an episode of Mickey Mouse Racers my son was watching yesterday. You never know when preschool shows will become relevant to your life.
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Level 89
Jul 2, 2020
The answer's even in the clue, in Italian.
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Level 65
Jul 2, 2020
Didn't know Spanish steps but guessed it! Yay

Thanks

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Level 76
Jul 5, 2020
nice - I'd change the Fellini question to something more Rome-related. Maybe year of olympics? Or Pasolini, but I am not sure how famous he is abroad
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Level 60
Aug 8, 2020
I agree. Couldn't guess him in my 3rd try even...
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Level 75
Aug 8, 2020
It was an easy one for me, unlike some of the others.
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Level 85
Jan 12, 2022
You think Pasolini and the Olympics are MORE ROME RELATED than Fellini???
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Level 77
Aug 2, 2023
Well, Fellini was NOT from Rome, and most of his films deal with aspects of life from the region where he was born and grew up, Emilia-Romagna (Amarcord, for example). Maybe the quiz could use La Dolce Vita as a movie clue, since it actually takes place in Rome, as opposed to La Strada or 8 1/2...

All of Pasolini's work deals with life in Rome's working class suburbs, but he wouldn't be nearly as popular outside of Italy as Fellini.

And yes, the 1960 Olympics in Rome would be more relevant to the city than Fellini, in my opinion.

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Level 68
Nov 15, 2023
@Texio, I agree that the Olympics were more relevant (but not by much) to us Romans than Fellini, if only for the tact that it prompted major changes to the layout of the city itself. But for the international public there's no game. Of course, neither La Strada or 8 1/2 are related to Rome, while La Dolce Vita and, of course, Roma, are among the best and more important movies ever done about it.
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Level 71
Aug 7, 2020
What makes Paris a sister city of Rome? Mysterious.
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Level 60
Aug 8, 2020
I think probably related to the Roman Empire in some way.
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Level 75
Aug 8, 2020
Sister cities are a real thing. It's meant to encourage trade or cultural transfers between the two. For example, St. Louis in my home state of Missouri has signed sister agreements with around a dozen cities around the world.
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Level 81
Aug 8, 2020
I'm more curious to know how so many people got it
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Level 62
Dec 22, 2023
I think it's because it's quite a peculiar trivia, since usually cities have so many sister cities, whereas Rome and Paris are only sister cities with each other with the motto: "Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris."
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Level 68
Nov 23, 2023
It's when two cities declare they are sister cities. It involves cooperation, cultural exchanges, mutual recognition... It's pretty common in Europe, and most bigger cities will have several sister cities. Paris and Rome have been sister cities since 1956 (so, not so much Roman Empire-related...).

The unusual part here is that Rome and Paris both have only one sister city.

The motto for that partnership is "Solo Roma è degna di Parigi, solo Parigi è degna di Roma."

Only Rome is worthy of Paris, only Paris is worthy of Rome!

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Level 82
Aug 8, 2020
Didn't know the region and the only Italian director I could think of was Sergio Leone.
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Level 54
Nov 14, 2020
Same (for the director part).
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Level 89
Dec 13, 2021
Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone (both born in Rome) would be great additions to this quiz, or fodder for a sequel.
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Level 85
Jan 12, 2022
Yes to Ennio Morricone (always in any context - the man was a musical god!) but no to Leone. No disrespect to him as an artist or as a native of Rome, but one doesn't think "Rome!" when one thinks of Leone.

Federico Fellini didn't just make his home in Rome, he made the city his muse as surely as Woody Allen or Martin Scorsese have with New York. It is impossible to imagine La Dolce Vita being set anywhere other than Rome.

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Level 58
Aug 8, 2020
Could you accept Capitolium?
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Level 68
Aug 8, 2020
Did anyone else try Romulus and not get it? Did I somehow manage to misspell it?
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Level 65
Aug 8, 2020
It always takes me a couple tries to spell Colosseum right
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Level 54
Nov 14, 2020
Should accept "Tevere" for Tiber.
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Level 60
Jul 23, 2021
Random question, what language is this quiz in?
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Level 68
Nov 23, 2023
This response again... it's not intelligent, or clever, or anything. Everyone knows the quiz is in English, and that the displayed answer should be in English, but, given that these places all have native names, which are sometimes wildly different from the English name, why not accept them? The guy clearly knows the answer - he just doesn't exactly know what weird transliteration English chose to use in that particular case.

What do you *really* stand to lose if we also accept the name in the native language - other than an opportunity to make yourself look bad with a comment you think is clever?