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Pisa, Italy

'Tuttomondo'

A local student's chance encounter with Keith Haring led to the creation of one of Europe's largest murals.
Lucca, Italy

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

This bustling Italian plaza is built on the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater.
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden.
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.
Florence, Italy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

The oldest operating pharmacy in the world features 800-year-old recipes.
Venice, Italy

Palazzo Dario

Those who own or stay at this 500-year-old, allegedly cursed house often meet terrible fates.
Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Venice, Italy

Monument to Niccolò Tommaseo

The pile of books behind the dignified writer gave the statue a most undignified nickname.
Venice, Italy

Squero di San Trovaso

Where Venice's gondolas go for a tune-up.
Prague, Czechia

Kabourek

A grumpy old water goblin guarding an old mill on the Devil’s Stream in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
Prague, Czechia

Man Hanging Out

What looks like a suicide in progress is actually a statue of Sigmund Freud.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
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.
Nuremberg, Germany

Ehekarussell

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

Nuremberg Castle

A castle from the Holy Roman Empire that hosts traveling youth... in its stables.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Delhi, Ontario

Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre

It may be a "Smoke Free Ontario" today, but at this museum you can still get a whiff of yesterday’s Golden Age of tobacco farming.
Salcoatitán, El Salvador

La Ceiba Park

A legendary tree towers within its own vibrant sanctuary.