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Gori, Georgia

Stalin Museum

A museum glorifying the life of Stalin, located in the city of his birth.
Tbilisi, Georgia

The Iveria

Luxury hotel turned into a refugee camp, then turned back into a luxury hotel.
Udabno, Georgia

Davit Gareja Cave Monastery

Rock-hewn monastery complex with hundreds of cave structures tucked away into the mountainside.
Georgia

Vardzia Cave Monastery

Underground monastery and fortress.
Georgia

Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Ancient rock-hewn town that witnessed key events of Georgian history.
Reggello, Italy

Sammezzano Castle

On rare days, this abandoned castle's gatekeepers open its doors, revealing the eye-popping splendor hidden inside.
Rome, Italy

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

Also known as the Square Colosseum, this building is a prime example of fascist-era rationalist architecture.
Collodi, Italy

Tallest Wooden Pinocchio in the World

The towering Pinocchio stands 63 feet tall in the Italian village his creator frequented as a child.
Pompei, Italy

Villa dei Misteri

This amazingly well-preserved villa just outside Pompei boasts rare examples of ancient Roman paintings.
Bologna, Italy

Fountain of Neptune

Legend has it this fountain built to symbolize the Pope’s power hides a strange secret concerning Neptune's manliness.
Naples, Italy

Toledo Art Station

This shining multicolored metro station deep under Naples is said to be the most beautiful in Europe.
Venice, Italy

Palazzo Dario

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

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

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

The Devil's Column

The mark of the Devil's horns on a marble column in Milan.
Capri, Italy

Villa Jovis

The Emperor Tiberius' palace of debauchery.
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

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

Tomb of Antonio Canova

A sinister pyramid in the Frari contains the heart of the famous neoclassical sculptor.
Orvieto, Italy

Pozzo di San Patrizio

Water and windows define this defensive Italian well.
Borgo a Mozzano, Italy

Ponte della Maddalena

A stunning bridge that appears as if it's lunging to the shore, and has a legend of a devilish architect.
Milan, Italy

Milan's Duomo "Dinosaur"

Milan's duomo is covered in beautiful carving including a curious "dinosaur-like" beast.
Milan, Italy

Bosco Verticale

Two very green residential towers cleaning the air in one of Europe's most polluted cities.
Riomaggiore, Italy

Via dell’Amore

A lover's walk between hilltop towns, decorated with graffiti love notes.
Monterosso al Mare, Italy

Il Gigante

The bomb-ravaged remains of of a colossal Neptune.
Rome, Italy

Cloaca Maxima

The "Greatest Sewer" of ancient Rome is one of the oldest sewer systems in the world, and is still in use.