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Cavriana, Italy

Cavriana Castle

An annual goat race takes place within the walls of this medieval castle.
Segni, Italy

Chiesa di San Pietro (Church of Saint Peter)

At this medieval church, Thomas Beckett was cantonized as a martyr.
Gandino, Italy

Museo della Basilica di Gandino

This museum is home to 22 panes depicting skeletons dressed in colorful garments.
Genoa, Italy

Principe-Granarolo Funicular Railway

Although called a funicular by both its owner and the locals this historic railroad is actually a rack and pinion system.
Itri, Italy

Appia Antica in Itri

This stretch of the ancient Roman road is preserved in a valley that witnessed many battles and legendary highwaymen.
Milan, Italy

Bar Basso

Sip a Negroni Sbagliato in the bar that invented it.
Camerata Nuova, Italy

Camerata Vecchia

The ruins of a medieval village that was abandoned after a 19th-century inferno.
Siena, Italy

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

First founded in 1472, this is the oldest bank in the world. Its history may explain why we call financial institutions "banks."
Greccio, Italy

Santuario di Greccio (Sanctuary of Grecci)

One of the four sanctuaries of Rieti's Holy Valley was the site of the first living nativity scene.
Conca dei Marini, Italy

Grotto dello Smeraldo

A limestone grotto where daylight filters in from below and turns the water a beautiful turquoise. Also home to a small underwater nativity scene.
Bominaco, Italy

Oratory of San Pellegrino

This medieval oratory decorated in magnificent frescos was constructed after Charlemagne received a vision.
Rome, Italy

Hermitage of Saint Sylvester

This hermitage celebrates the legend of Emperor Constantine's healing from leprosy.
Acquapendente, Italy

Bosco del Sasseto

A magnificent Neogothic tomb hides within this Italian fairytale-like forest.
Florence, Italy

Platform 16 Holocaust Deportation Memorials

Memorials at a Florence railway station remember the citizens who were deported from Italy and sent to extermination camps.
Venice, Italy

San Giorgio in Alga

This abandoned island off the Venetian coast has been a radical monastery, a political prison, and a secret Nazi base.
Sant'Agata Dé Goti, Italy

Sant'Agata de' Goti

This medieval Italian town is a sheer (and beautiful) cliffside defense.
Florence, Italy

Studiolo Francesco I de’ Medici

Secret refuge and museum of the Duke of Florence.