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Slow Travel Contest 2006 - Online Contests - Answers
A history of the contest
This page has the answers to the Online Contests 2006.
QUESTION 1: Find a photo of a cat sitting on motorcycle.
(Janet's photo, the last one, does not come up on the search because she did not have the word motorcycle in the title or description.)
QUESTION 2: Where is the Val di Cornia? What region and what part of the region (near which larger towns)?
ANSWER: The Val di Cornia (Cornia Valley) is a peninsula on the Costa degli
Etruschi (Etruscan Coast) in western Tuscany, between Livorno and Grosseto.
QUESTION 3: In a restaurant in France, what course is the Entree? This
is multiple choice:
ANSWER: 3, appetizer
This was a treasure hunt working your way through the website.
QUESTION 1. Italy is divided into legal "regions". List the region each of the following towns is located in. Levanto, Arezzo, Bari, Turin, Amalfi.
ANSWER: Liguria, Tuscany, Puglia, Piedmont, Campania.
QUESTION 2. What countries does Italy border on by land?
ANSWER: France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia
(But Paolo pointed out that we forgot - Vatican, San Marino!!)
QUESTION 3. Frances Mayes, author of the much-read "Under the Tuscan Sun", wrote about her house near which Tuscan hill town?
QUESTION 4. What town in Italy that is sometimes called "Little Jerusalem?"
QUESTION 5. Why is there frequently a plus sign (+) at the start of European phone numbers? What does it mean?
ANSWER: The plus sign represents the long distance code (international
access code) for the country where you are calling from.
QUESTION 1: Go to www.slowphotos.com and find the photo of a saint sitting on a horse - in an unusual way - not on his back.
QUESTION 2: What is the speed limit on the Autostrada in Italy?
ANSWER: 130 km/hr
QUESTION 3: From the SlowTrav trip reports: What ride wouldn't StephenP do with Sophie?
ANSWER: A hot air balloon ride in China.
QUESTION 4: How long did it take Jonathan to drive from England to Puglia, in southern Italy?
ANSWER: 3 days
QUESTION 5: When was the first SlowTrav GTG, before we even called them GTGs?
Answer can be a link to the thread on the message board where it was organized. Or a link to a photo from the GTG. Or the date of the GTG.
Hint. Pauline and Steve organized it.
QUESTION 1: What is Ostuni's nickname?
ANSWER: "The White City" or "La Citta Bianca"
QUESTION 2: Name the 6 sestieri of Venice.
ANSWER: San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo, Santa Croce, Cannaregio, Castello.
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