Geography of Rome

Can you name these facts about the geography of Rome and its surroundings?
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Last updated: May 29, 2021
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River that flows through Rome
Independent nation which is
encircled by Rome
Vatican City
World's largest church -
found in the above
St. Peters Basilica
Fiumicino airport is named
after this artist
Leonardo da Vinci
Ancient gladiatorial arena
Ancient chariot-racing track
Circus Maximus
Originally the tomb of Hadrian,
later a papal fortress
Rome is capital of this region
Tourists thrown coins into this
Trevi Fountain
Neighborhood whose name
means "Field of Mars"
Campo Marzio
Italian word for "street"
Italian word for "bridge"
Chapel whose ceiling was painted
by Michelangelo
Sistine Chapel
Famous staircase built in 1725 with
Piazza di Spagna at the bottom
Spanish Steps
Central meeting place of ancient Rome
The Forum
The above is located between
these two hills
Palatine Hill
Capitoline Hill
Concrete dome built in ancient times
Term for a district of Rome.
There are 22 in total.
Oldest of the papal basilicas,
built in 324 A.D.
St. John Lateran
Level 92
Jun 20, 2016
Really, you don't accept Catholic? Oh... THAT church.
Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
Exactly what I did.
Level 76
Jun 20, 2016
Nice! I suggest substituting 'Via' and 'Ponte' with more Roman based questions - eg name of second airport Fiumicino, name of river that flows into Tiber is Aniene, famous acronym SPQR, area built to host Expo 1942 (which never took place) EUR, square that used to get flooded to host ships Piazza Navona, name all 4 basilicas etc etc
Level 76
Jun 20, 2016
2nd airport - I meant Ciampino
Level 53
Aug 24, 2016
Well Rome is still a modern-day city, not just an ancient one. Quiz seems quite balanced.
Level 76
Aug 25, 2016
I wasn't referring to modern-ancient, just saying that some of the questions are Italy-related, not Rome-related
Level 25
Aug 13, 2016
It sucks that i only speak italian and it won't except italian answers
Level 83
Apr 10, 2018
Well, judging by your comment, the word "only" is a bit inaccurate here.
Level 58
Aug 13, 2016
you should accept palantine and capotiline without 'hill' - the word hill is included in the clue so obsolete. I tried all of them without success because I omitted 'hill'
Level ∞
Aug 13, 2016
We do
Level 75
Jun 25, 2019
Perhaps you should have spelled them as "Palatine" and "Capitoline".
Level 73
Aug 13, 2016
Strada should be accepted for Italian word for street
Level 89
Aug 13, 2016
Strada is a perfectly good Italian word for 'street.' And "Campo" means 'field,' not 'fields.'
Level ∞
Aug 13, 2016
Strada will work now and I removed the extraneous s.
Level 85
Aug 14, 2016
Today I learned that I need to know more about Rome
Level 72
Jan 2, 2017
I'm quite sure many Italians take this quiz and like me they immediately try with Italian word: i.e. Tevere, Sistina, Palatino and Campidoglio.
Level 59
Jun 22, 2021
I studied Italian Literature in Rome as a student. That was about ten years ago and I still write and say Tevere, Palatino, Sistino, Fiumicino, and I lived on Monte Gianicolo, etc. Point being, I agree they should accept the Italian names for Italian places. I'm an American and I literally had to look up the English word for Campidoglio. Not cool.
Level 85
Mar 15, 2017
A funny thing happened on the way to the 15th question.
Level 58
Sep 5, 2018
Why is Flavian Amphitheatre never accepted in any of these quizzes?
Level 37
Jun 18, 2021
because the entire planet knows it as the Colosseum. You don't need to prove you know its real name, nobody's watching you do it.

Go to Rome and ask some one to take you to the Flavian Amphitheater, and literally everyone will say "oh, you mean the Colosseum. Just call it that."

Level 26
Nov 9, 2018
quite sure these places are better known with Italian name. "San Pietro" or "Tevere" should be accepted
Level 75
Jan 17, 2021
Given all the autocorrects jetpunk accepts I did not expect to stumble over Castel Sant' Angelo.
Level 79
Feb 20, 2021
I wish St Peter could be accepted.
Level 58
Jun 17, 2021
tried the same, thought I confused it with some other church and didn't try it again
Level 73
Jun 17, 2021
Thanks, Dan Brown!
Level 78
Jun 17, 2021
The ninth question shouldn't have a 'n' at the end of the word 'throw.'
Level 48
Jun 17, 2021
i thought this was a quiz about the roman empire :O
Level 74
Nov 22, 2022
"Rome is capital of this region"

Um... Italy?