Inspired by nothing more than a recent, delightful holiday in Italy, this quiz is on all literary Italian things.
In which 1908 novel do Lucy and her cousin, Charlotte, travel to Florence where Lucy discovers love and her better self?
Finish the title of this Sarah Dunant novel set in Florence at the time of the Medicis; The Birth of ---
Who is the Merchant of Venice?
Elena Ferrante’s bestselling series of Neopolitan novels began with My Brilliant Friend, what is the 4th and final novel called?
Which novel, set in 1327, is a murder mystery which takes place in an Italian abbey?
In which Elizabeth von Armin novel does the charm, peace and romance of an Italian castle transform the lives of four disparate London ladies?
Two Italian cities are in the titles of two Shakespeare plays; Venice is one, what is the other?
Which Hemingway novel is the story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse?
In which novella does Gustav von Aschenbach travel to Venice in order to get over his writer’s block?
Which 14thC collection of novellas by Boccaccio contains 100 tales told by a group sheltering from the Black Death and is thought to have greatly influenced Chaucer?
Which Shakespeare play begins ‘Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…’
Finish the title of this popular novel about novels by Italo Calvino: If on a --- Night a Traveller
The writer Durante degli Alighieri is better known as what?
In the 1938 play the Life of Galileo by Brecht Galileo is tried and sentenced by the Church for what?
In which Italian town was writer Primo Michele Levi born in 1919?
Which play features Katherina Minola being wooed by Petruchio before the bemused citizens of Padua?
In the Godfather young Vito Andolini changes his name to hide from his enemies, what does he take his new name from?
How many of Shakespeare’s plays are set partially, if not exclusively, in Italy?
Who wrote the classic novel The Leopard about the Prince of Salina who must choose between the forces of change and tradition in 1860s Sicily?
Finish the title of this Anne Fine story for young children: How to Cross the Road and Not Turn into a ---