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Rome, Italy

Tarpeian Rock

In the early Roman Empire, people deemed traitors and criminals were tossed to their deaths from this rock.
Rome, Italy

Ludus Magnus

The ruins of the largest gladiatorial school in Rome are largely hidden under modern streets.
Rome, Italy

Sculpture of Giovanni Paolo II

A sculpture serving as an homage to Pope John Paul II.
Rome, Italy

Mercatus Traiani (Trajan's Market)

This ancient market is often referred to as the oldest shopping mall in the world.
Rome, Italy

Elephant and Obelisk

A detailed pachyderm supports Rome's smallest Egyptian obelisk.
Rome, Italy

Palazzo Naiadi Roman Baths

Ancient ruins hidden underneath a modern luxury hotel.
Rome, Italy

Parish Church of Santa Maria del Popolo

A treasure trove of Renaissance-era funerary art in a Roman church built on top of Nero's grave.
Rome, Italy

Mussolini's Balcony

The spot where the fascist dictator made some of his most famous speeches including declaring war on Britain and France.
Rome, Italy

Arch of Gallienus

This Roman arch marks the location of an ancient gate at one of the Seven Hills of Rome.
Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
Rome, Italy

The Head of St. John the Baptist at San Silvestro in Capite

One of several skulls claiming to belong to the beheaded St. John the Baptist is on display at this Roman church.
Rome, Italy

Papal Hearts at Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi

This former Roman Catholic Church still contains the embalmed hearts and organs of 22 popes.
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
Edertal, Germany

Love Island and Castle Bring

Medieval ruins on a tiny island amid a flooded lake offer romantic respite to lovers seeking privacy.
Waldeck, Germany

The Steeple in the Edersee

A century-long search for a church that was never there.
Cologne, Germany

Senfmuseum (Mustard Museum)

This small condiment museum makes all manner of mustards with a 200-year-old mill.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower

Every hour the doors open to reenact the legend of the heroic mayor who saved his town by drinking a gallon of wine.
Trassenheide, Germany

Upside-Down House of Trassenheide

The first (but not only) upside-down house in Germany.
Waldeck, Germany

The Drowned Convent and Village of Berich

As lake waters recede, a German village reemerges after more than a hundred years.
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
Nuremberg, Germany

Ehekarussell

This lurid German fountain plots the sad course of marriage from dating to death.
Nuremberg, Germany

The Kongresshalle, Nuremberg

This abandoned coliseum was intended to be a grand Nazi rallying ground before it was halted at the end of the war.
Berchtesgaden, Germany

The Eagle's Nest

Soaring over 6,000 feet in the Bavarian Alps, this beer garden was once Hitler's 50th birthday present.