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Mantua, Italy

Sala dei Giganti (Chamber of the Giants)

A room filled with frescos that make it seem like the walls are crumbling down while giants die in despair.
Milan, Italy

Torre Velasca (Velasca Tower)

A brutalist gem towering over the heart of Milan.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
Como, Italy

Roman Baths of Como

This 1st-century CE Roman bath sits under a carpark.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tolbooth Tavern

Now home to a drinking establishment, this building has a macabre history.
Singapore

Old Hill Street Police Station

Rainbow shutters decorate this former police station.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka Square Flagpole

One of the world's tallest flagpoles.
London, England

Odeon Covent Garden

Formerly known as Saville Theatre, this mid-20th-century entertainment hub includes an ornate frieze.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Amatller

This home designed for chocolate magnate Antoni Amatller is an exquisite treasure-box of Catalan Modernism.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary, Queen of Scots Plaque

This tablet indicates where the tragic monarch returned to begin her tumultuous downfall.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Miss Jean Brodie Steps

These steps offer a breathtaking view of one of Europe's most besieged fortresses.
Chattancourt, France

Le Mort Homme (Dead Man's Hill)

A memorial to the soldiers who died in the bloody battles to control Verdun in World War I.
Rome, Italy

San Nicola in Carcere

This small church was constructed over the ruins of three temples dating to the Roman Republic.
Rome, Italy

Mausoleum of Augustus

This large, circular tomb is the final resting place of the first emperor of Rome.
Abades, Spain

Abandoned Leper Colony of Arico

An unexpected ghost village lurks on the southeast coast of Tenerife.
Icod de los Vinos, Spain

Drago Milenario

This local emblem is the oldest and largest dragon tree in the Canary Islands.
La Orotava, Spain

Roque Cinchado

This unique rock formation is quite the local celebrity, although one day it may come crashing down.
Spain

Mount Teide

According to the Guanches, the aboriginal people of the Canary Islands, the king of evil lives inside this volcano.
Rome, Italy

Mercatus Traiani (Trajan's Market)

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

Monumental Cemetery of Milan

Artistic tombs, monuments, and a beautiful "Hall of Fame" lurk inside this cemetery.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Hercules Victor

This curious, round temple is the oldest still-standing marble building in Rome.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Stockbridge Market

The remnants of a facade from a 19th-century market stall emporium.
Milan, Italy

'Saint Bartholomew Flayed'

This grisly effigy displays an early Christian martyr who was skinned alive and beheaded.
Madrid, Spain

Salt Street Watchmaker

An automaton perched above an classic clock and watch store