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Which is the…Answer
...2nd-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?
…regional capital city, locally called 'Casteddu'? (One of biggest ports in the Mediterranean Sea. Known for its diverse Art Nouveau architecture and several monuments.), located near the Neptune's Grotto and the Nereo Cave, the biggest and spectacular marine underwater cave in the Mediterranean Sea?
…city, known to Romans as 'Turris Libyssonis'? (Located on the spacious bay of the Gulf of Asinara.)
…archipelago, consisting of a group of 7 main islands and numerous other small islets in the Straits of Bonifacio?
…city, located very close to the famous Costa Smeralda tourist area? (Main connection between the island and the Italian peninsula.)
…body of water between the Italian Riviera and the French island of Corsica?
…city, located on the eponymous gulf, even known as 'Gulf of Poets'? (One of the main Italian military and commercial harbours.)
…capital city of the region of Liguria? (Important seaport in northern Italy. Its Lighthouse, called 'Lanterna', serves as a symbol for the city.)
…island located off the coast of Albenga? (Protected area, with one of the largest colonies of Herring Gull in the Mediterranean.)
…city, location for the main annual Italian Song Festival? (Tourist destination on the Italian Riviera, about 20 km from the French border.)
…bordering country, having as official language one of the two used in the region 'Valle d'Aosta' (Aosta Valley)?
…mountain range, located at the northern boundary?
…highest mountain (4,810 m/15,782 ft)?
…city, that was the first national capital city (1861-1865)? (The city hosted the Winter Olympics Games in 2006.)
…bordering country with an Italian-speaking canton?
…Italian exclave on Lake Lugano?
…lake celebrated by Alessandro Manzoni in his novel 'I Promessi Sposi' (The Betrothed)?
…city with the largest Gothic cathedral and the Sforza Castle?
…largest lake (367.94 km2/142 sq mi)?
…bordering country, involved in the South Tyrolean question (dispute for the province of Bolzano)?
…bordering country, with the Italian-speaking community generally known as the 'Istrian Italians'?
…city situated towards the end of a narrow strip of land lying between the sea and Italy's border with Slovenia? (Severely affected by the wind called 'Bora'.)
…body of water between Italy and the Balkan Peninsula?
…capital city of the region of Veneto? (One of the most important tourist destinations, for being one of the world's greatest and most beautiful cities of art.)
…city best known for its patron saint (St. Anthony) and its most famous church (the Basilica di Sant'Antonio)?
…river that flows through the city chosen by Shaspeare as the location for his tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet'? (2nd-longest river: 410 km/250 mi.)
…longest river (652 km/405 mi)? (It flows from the Alps and crosses the Padan Plain on its way to the sea.)
…city located on the coast between the rivers Marecchia and Ausa? (One of the most famous European seaside resorts, known as 'Miami of Europe'.)
…landlocked sovereign country on the eastern side of the Apennine Mountains?
…town on the western flank of Monte Subasio? (Birthplace of St. Francis, founder of the Franciscan religious order and patron saint of Italy.)
…regional capital city, finely situated on and between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero? (Seaport in the Marche.)
…major city in the Abruzzo region, after L'Aquila? (Famous for being the birthplace of the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio.)
…regional capital city in the Apulia region? (2nd-most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy.)
…town in Apulia, having a name that means 'only city' and reminds a popular table game? (Known for its pentagonal Castle of Charles V and its coastal castle of St.Stephen.)
…town located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula, on the homonymous Strait? (Nearby the lighthouse 'Faro della Palascìa', most easterly point of the Italian mainland.)
…city where there is the main Italian naval base? (Coastal city and important port in Apulia region. Among the many sites of historic value, there is the Aragonese Castle.)
…body of water between Italy and Greece?
…city, in Calabria region, famous for its 16th century Castle of Charles V, housing the Town Museum? (It was one of the most flourishing cities of Magna Graecia.)
…town in the province of Reggio Calabria, that faces the city of Messina across the Strait? (Punta Pezzo lies in the area and is the nearest point to Sicily.)
Which is the…Answer
…island region, known as 'Trinacria' for its roughly triangular shape?
…narrow passage between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip of Calabria? (The possibility of building a bridge, for years under discussion, is now planned.)
...Northeastern extremity of Sicily and closest point to mainland Italy? (One of the most celebrated promontories of the island.)
…active volcano on the east coast of Sicily? (Also known as 'Mongibello'.)
…city located on the east coast of Sicily, near Isola Bella? (Very popular tourist destination since the 19th century: Ancient theatre, Palazzo Corvaja, etc.)
…largest city in Sicily, after the regional capital city?
…city, notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture and as the birthplace of Archimedes?
…city, famous for its 'Valle dei Templi' (Valley of the Temples)? (Major tourist centre and one of the leading cities of 'Magna Graecia'.)
…largest of the Pelagie Islands? (Known for its 'Isola dei Conigli' (Island of Rabbits), egg-laying site for the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle.)
...island located just 70 km (43 mi) east of the Tunisian coast? (Known in ancient times as 'Cossyra'.)
…regional capital city, renowned for its gastronomy and restaurants; its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings; its nightlife; its 'Vucciria' market?
…island, infamously known for the crash of the Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 on June 27, 1980? (Particularly known for scuba diving.)
…archipelago located in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily and named after the demigod of the winds Aeolus?
…small island, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, nicknamed the 'Lighthouse of the Mediterranean' for its constantly active volcano, whose minor eruptions are visible from a distance?
…town, overlooked by the Ruffo Castle? (Traditional site of a Greek mythological sea monster, often mentioned along with Charybdis.)
…town, situated on a reef in the gulf of St. Euphemia? (Famous bathing place. Even known for the particular quality of red onions produced in the nearby area.)
…city, that was an important trading power in the Mediterranean in the past, as capital of one of the Maritime Republics? (Located at the foot of Monte Cerreto.)
…island, that is a main tourist destination near Naples and the location of the noted sea cave called 'Grotta Azzurra' (Blue Grotto)?
…popular tourist destination, located on the peninsula in front of the city of 'Pulcinella'? (Famous for the production of 'limoncello', a digestif made from lemon rinds.)
…volcano, responsible for the destruction of Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79?
…main city in Southern Italy? (Founded as 'Parthenope' in the 8th century BC. Traditionally held as the home of pizza.)
...main city of the Phlegrean peninsula? (Founded as the Greek colony of 'Dicaearchia'. Renamed later 'Puteoli' by Romans.)
…island famous for its religious traditions, as the Procession of the Apostles of Holy Thursday? (One of the Phlegrean islands off the coast of Naples.)
…volcanic island and important touristic destination at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples?
…island, known to Romans as Pandataria? (Located off the coast of Italy right at the border between Lazio and Campania.)
…archipelago, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Gaeta? (Collectively named after the largest island in the group.)
…town, known for the presence of the Leonardo da Vinci Airport, the busiest one in Italy? (Located near Rome.)
…landlocked sovereign country established in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty?
…river that flows through the 'Eternal City'? (3rd-longest river.)
…chain of islands between the Ligurian Sea and Tyrrhenian Sea? (Favourite tourist location for its proximity to several major cities.)
…small Italian islet, best known as a fictional setting of a novel by Alexandre Dumas?
…island used as location for the first exile of French emperor Napoleon I in 1814?
...Tuscan city, known for its shell-shaped 'Piazza del Campo', famous for hosting the 'Palio' horse race? (Birthplace of St. Catherine, patron saint of Italy.)
...Tuscan city, famous for its 'Leaning Tower'?
…main city of the northern Tuscan Riviera known as 'Versilia'? (Seaside resort famous for the papier-mâché floats of its Carnival.)
…river, that flows through the city proclaimed as the 'Art Capital of Italy' and known as the 'Jewel of the Renaissance'?
…capital city of Tuscany? (Worldwide known for Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Giotto's Campanile, Brunelleschi's Dome, Michelangelo's David, Palazzo Pitti, …)
…regional capital city, popularly known as 'the Erudite' (for its oldest medieval University), 'the red' (for its red roofs) and 'the Fat' (for its delicious cuisine)?
…city in Emilia-Romagna, famous for its Romanesque Cathedral, its Baptistry,…. its ham and its cheese?
…mountain range forming the peninsula's backbone?

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