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Belgrade, Serbia

Western City Gate of Belgrade

A pair of connected skyscrapers form this symbolic gateway.
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.
Venice, Italy

Peggy Guggenheim's Grave

The only museum with its curator—and her pets—buried inside.
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.
Florence, Italy

Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents)

Renaissance hospital featuring a rotating door into which unwanted babies were dropped.
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

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

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Paris, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

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

Nuremberg Castle

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

St. Pauli Elbtunnel

Hamburgers are intensely proud of their tunnel beneath the river.
Cologne, Germany

Cologne's Love Locks Bridge

Thousands of tourists and residents in Cologne affix "love padlocks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to symbolize their affections.
Milan, Italy

L.O.V.E.

This giant middle finger statue sends an unambiguous message to Italy's bankers.
Tallinn, Estonia

Raeapteek

The oldest continuously operating pharmacy in Europe.
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
Bussi Sul Tirino, Italy

Church of Santa Maria di Cartignano

The ruins of this once gorgeous medieval church are still standing, despite the region's constant flooding.
L'Aquila, Italy

Hotel Campo Imperatore

This Italian ski resort rose to fame when Benito Mussolini was held prisoner there and then rescued by the SS.
Alba, Italy

Alba Fucens

Ever loyal to Roma, the small village of Albe in the Abruzzo region carried on until an earthquake did it in.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Superkilen

An ultra-modern diversity park in Denmark has turned an entire city block electric pink.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
Cittaducale, Italy

Sunken Church of San Vittorino

The marshy karst plain has reclaimed this beautiful 17th-century church.
Calascio, Italy

Rocca Calascio

What looks like a link in Gondor's early warning system is actually a centuries-old Italian fortress.