Milan Trivia

Can you guess these facouts about the city of Milan?
Quiz by alberici
Last updated: October 18, 2019
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What is the Italian name of Milan?
What region is Milan the capital of?
What industry is Milan considered to be one of the four capitals of?
(Along with Paris, London, and New York)
What famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci is located in a convent in Milan?
The Last Supper
What type of food product is Gorgonzola - named for a nearby town?
What three-time Prime Minister of Italy was born in Milan in 1936?
Silvio Berlusconi
Who founded Armani in 1975?
Giorgio Armani
Who founded Versace in 1978?
Gianni Versace
What famous decision by Constantine granted tolerance to all religions
within the Roman Empire?
Edict of Milan
What family ruled the Duchy of Milan 1450 to 1535, building the giant castle
that bears their name?
What was the Roman name of Milan?
What dish made with veal shanks and vegetables literally means "bone hole"?
What typical rice dish gets its yellow colour from saffron?
What region of Europe, characterized by high population density
and economic development, is anchored in the south by the city of Milan?
Blue Banana
What are Malpensa, Linate, and Orio al Serio?
What coffee-making device was first manufactured in Milan?
Espresso Machine
In what river's valley is the city of Milan situated?
What activity do people watch at "La Scala"?
Besides A.C. Milan, what other major football club is based in Milan?
What auto company (abbreviation A.R.) was founded in Milan in 1910?
Alfa Romeo
Level 94
Oct 18, 2019
Great! one of few quizzes on Italy that i totally appreciate: without stereotypical descriptions or wrongly spelled words. Good job! By the way, you could also accept just Alfa for Alfa Romeo, since this is the way in Italy we informally refer to it (i should know, i have one)
Level 89
Oct 18, 2019
I think everyone does.
Level 75
Oct 22, 2019
I kept trying to spell variations with romero wondering why it didn't work. Finally had the ah-ha moment.
Level ∞
Oct 18, 2019
Random thought from the Quizmaster. I think the Edict of Milan is a good example of why slippery slopes arguments have validity. Probably at the time of the edict, people said "Don't worry. Nobody is coming for your pagan temples. This just gives Christians equal rights". And that is exactly what happened. For awhile. But by the reign of Theodosius seventy years later, Christianity was the state religion, the temples were looted and vandalized, the Vestal Virgins were disbanded, and many important pagan practices were banned.
Level 89
Oct 18, 2019
Just assemble an advisory panel, government study, regulatory board or temporary law and apply the law of acceleration and it will correlate exactly to the pace before you're in free fall.
Level 86
Oct 22, 2019
Given that before the Edict, we had bloody persecution of non-Roman religion (especially Christianity) by the Empire, perhaps it's not so much 'slippery slope', but the tendency of Empires to always suppress threats to their power?

Constantine used the Edict to then invade the Eastern Empire on the grounds of 'allowing people to be free to believe what they want'. With the Edict he not only got a very large underground movement against Imperial Might to stop being against Imperial Might, but become pro-Imperial Might as long as it was *his* Imperial Might.

And, of course, he could then also control Christianity with it being tolerated. He could order bishops to come to a council to sort out what was a dispute in one city. He could then exile bishops for upholding the council's decision against his wishes. Both of which he did. It was all about power and control, as was Theodosius' decree that allowed him to suppress the army and elites that were threatening his grip on power.

Level 66
Dec 7, 2022
I don't think it's an example that slippery slope arguments have validity. At best it's an example that slippery slope arguments CAN have validity in certain circumstances.
Level 71
Oct 22, 2019
Nice quiz! Just wondering about the saffron question, though... In my experience, most risottos (risotti?) aren't yellow. Is the Milanese variant different? I was surprised to see the answer.
Level 68
Oct 22, 2019
You're right. "Risotto" is a common name, there are dozens of risotti and the risotto alla milanese is the saffron-yellow one. Maybe "risotto" sounds a bit generic as an answer.
Level 81
Dec 7, 2022
To me, yes, Risotto alla Milanese -- i.e.: the one specifically from Milan -- is a very deep, rich yellow, coloured by saffron.

Personally, I wouldn't dream of making it any other way.

A different risotto, from a different part of the country, though? Not so much.

Level 57
Oct 22, 2019
Berlusconi has been 4 times premier of Italy (two in a rows, but they count twice)
Level 61
Oct 22, 2019
Leonardo's Last Supper is not a fresco. He painted on a dry surface which is one of the main reasons it is in such bad shape today.
Level 82
Oct 22, 2019
Q: Can you answer these 20 questions about the city of Milan?

A: No, no I cannot. I got some of them, though.

Level 92
Jan 10, 2020
Well, I answered them all. Not necessarily correctly, but I did answer...
Level 79
Mar 16, 2021
Nor me. It is a great city to visit though.
Level 82
Dec 7, 2022
I've visited many places in Italy but not Milan.
Level 65
Dec 7, 2022
I also got a few correct as well. It is nice to learn something new once in a while.
Level 64
Jun 7, 2022
Blue banana? Behave
Level 90
Dec 7, 2022
At least it's not a blue waffle.
Level 75
Dec 7, 2022
St Ambrose baptised St Augustine in Milan on Easter morning 387AD, after Augustine's late-in-life conversion from a life of general misbehaviour. There could be an interesting question about that in here somewhere...