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Which City in Italy?

Name these Italian cities based on their starting letter and a description.
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Last updated: November 9, 2017
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First submittedNovember 9, 2017
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Description
Letter
City
Capital of Italy
R
Rome
Home to many fashion labels including Armani and Valentino
M
Milan
Capital of Piedmont. Headquarters of Fiat.
T
Turin
World Heritage city which has considered capping the number of tourists
V
Venice
Third biggest city in Italy. Where pizza comes from.
N
Naples
Birthplace of Galileo Galilei
P
Pisa
Christopher Columbus's hometown
G
Genoa
Capital of the Roman Empire during its dying days which
is known for its mosaics
R
Ravenna
City in Italy's heel which was the southern terminus of the Appian Way
B
Brindisi
"Romeo and Juliet" was set here
V
Verona
Easternmost city in northern Italy
T
Trieste
Where Dante and Machiavelli were born
F
Florence
Home of the world's oldest university, founded in 1088
B
Bologna
City that gives its name to a type of ham and a type of cheese
P
Parma
City near Switzerland that is on a lake of the same name
C
Como
Capital of Sicily
P
Palermo
Sicilian city which was once the largest Greek colony
S
Syracuse
Capital of Sardinia
C
Cagliari
Formerly part of Austria, it was the site of an ecumenical council in the 1500s
T
Trento
The largest city in Italy's heel
B
Bari
29 Comments
+32
Level 84
Nov 20, 2017
Thank you, Serie A, for my 2 points.
+12
Level 67
Sep 12, 2022
All fun and games until you list "Lazio" and "Juventus"
+1
Level 75
Nov 26, 2017
love it. thanks!
+2
Level 20
Dec 5, 2017
That's really good fun!
+1
Level 37
Mar 4, 2018
only got 6 damn
+4
Level 57
Mar 7, 2018
Oldest university is in takshshila in modern day pakistan
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Level 73
Mar 7, 2018
I was taught that the oldest by far was Al-Qarawiyyin University in Fas, Morocco, which was founded by Fatima Al-Fihri in 859. According to Wikipedia it is the oldest degree-awarding academic institution. The University of Bologna is the oldest European-style university, as clarified by this Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_universities_in_continuous_operation. So I believe using the term 'oldest' here is a bit unfair.
+3
Level 55
Aug 10, 2020
It is Al-Karouin. This is recognized as the first in Europe -- the rest depends on who wants to tell the story. Since Al-Karouin was founded by a Muslim woman, it does not always get the recognition it deserves.
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Level 52
Jun 4, 2022
technically takshilla would probably be awarde the title of oldest university since it was there in the time of the Mauryans but i believe the title in question is for oldest continously existing university
+4
Level 70
Sep 17, 2022
In a debate like this, it's crucial to define the terms. It might seem silly, but what's a "university" and what does "oldest" mean? Establish that, then make your case.
+2
Level 76
Mar 7, 2018
I'm not sure but I remember reading in the news that Venice did actually put a limit to the number of tourists, at least in some areas
+3
Level 73
Mar 7, 2018
Just a grammar note regarding that clue: it should either be 'has considered' or 'has been considering' capping the number of tourists.
+5
Level 77
Mar 7, 2018
Trst je naš :p
+2
Level 71
May 26, 2021
pravda
+2
Level 46
Jan 30, 2022
No. I'm from Venice and we don't want to give you our italian (venetian) land, instead give us Istria and Dalmatia
+1
Level 72
Sep 16, 2022
To je české?
+2
Level 70
Aug 29, 2019
100%! Great quiz
+2
Level 79
Aug 9, 2020
I kept trying different versions of 'Parmesan' but didn't work...
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Level 94
Aug 10, 2020
I tried parmesan too. It was the only one I could think of
+1
Level 43
Aug 11, 2020
Parmasin would have given you Parma
+4
Level 61
Jun 14, 2022
This needs to be a 'in the right order' quiz, surely. Otherwise we are just naming Italian cities. Excellent questions, though.
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Level 62
Sep 12, 2022
100%, with 2:39 left, but I'm Italian and from Trento
+2
Level 61
Feb 14, 2023
15/20, not bad for Welsh person.
+1
Level 46
Jun 1, 2023
Fyi Bologna's University is Europe's oldest university (1088), world's oldest university is Al Qarawiyyin University (857–859) and it's located in Fez, Morocco
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Level ∞
Jun 1, 2023
Depends on what you call a university.
+1
Level 71
May 29, 2024
i don't know i've been a loyal jetpunk fan for 10 years now but sometimes u are a little too political
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Level 65
Dec 13, 2023
Thanks to Serie A for 2 points!
+1
Level 44
Dec 19, 2023
Got Ravena literally the last second. Thanks to Europa Universalis IV
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Level 34
May 29, 2024
Bologna's university is second oldest in the world after University of al-Qarawiyyin of Fes (Morocco)