Travel trivia: Colourful Italian geography

Posted on February 5th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet in Travel Trivia

What reddish-purple color shares its name with an Italian town, where a bloody battle took place in 1859?

  • Magenta
  • Mauve
  • Purple
  • Violet

Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name from among all the people who answered correctly, and that person will receive this week’s prize: a mini-speaker to amplify your MP3 player when you’re on the road. (It’s really tiny–the stapler in the background gives you a sense of scale.)

Come back to Facing the Street tomorrow for another travel trivia question and another chance to win the mini-speaker! And if you can’t wait until then for your trivia fix, check out my husband Paul’s trivia site, TriviaHallOfFame.com. (He provided this question, BTW.)

This contest closes at 5:00pm EST on Friday, February 11, 2011.

Flickr/Creative Commons photo of a bicycle path between this place and Abiategrasso taken by Eks (Eduardo Simioni).

Disclosure and information on prize donor: The mini speaker was provided by the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, a 513-room, 12-suite property in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

33 Comments on “Travel trivia: Colourful Italian geography”

  1. Joe K

    Magenta (Battle of Magenta, June 4, 1859)

  2. Jill L

    It would be Magenta.

  3. susie lee wiener

    I’ll go along with Magenta 🙂

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  4. bina edwards

    Magenta

  5. B.W.

    Magenta.

  6. Theresa H

    I love when I know an answer!! Magenta

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      Me, too–I love it when players can say, “Hey, I know that!”

  7. Michael

    Magenta

  8. Moira

    Magenta

  9. Manola

    Magenta, of course!

    (My relatives come from that city :))

    thank you!

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      That’s cool that you have a connection there!

  10. anna t.

    Magenta.

  11. Richard T.

    Magenta for sure.

  12. Debra Hall

    well im guessing mangenta

  13. Randy W.

    Mangenta

  14. Daniel M

    the magenta

  15. Robert graham

    magenta, it is, for sure

  16. Laura Byrne Paquet

    I’m delighted to see so many people responding to this question–thanks so much for playing! Don’t forget that you can come back to http://www.FacingTheStreet.com every day and play a new question for a chance to win the mini-speakers. I post a new question each day at 8:30am Eastern.

  17. veronica sandberg

    Magenta

  18. Tammy Darling

    Magenta!

  19. Laura

    Magenta

  20. Ed Nemmers

    Magenta

  21. HOPE TEICH

    MAGENTA

  22. Kim H.

    Magenta

  23. loni

    MAgenta?

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

  24. Erin Cook

    Magenta
    cookster77@aol.com

  25. Buddy Garrett

    Magenta

  26. Roseann K.

    Magenta!

  27. Diane Baum

    Magenta, Italy

  28. Marsha Bolyanatz

    Magenta is my colorful answer.

  29. Jean F

    Magenta

  30. ankush

    magneta for sure…

  31. Dennis

    magneta

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