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Rome, Italy

Il Facchino

A statue representing a lost Roman profession that was vandalized for centuries.
Rome, Italy

Piè di Marmo (Marble Foot)

A massive marble foot is tucked away in a small alley near the Pantheon.
Italy

Italia Viaduct

Constructed during the 1960s, this bridge is still the highest in Italy.
Rome, Italy

Madama Lucrezia

This statue is the only female representation of Rome's "talking statues."
Mercogliano, Italy

Montevergine Sanctuary

During World War II, the Shroud of Turin was secreted to this remote southern Italian complex.
Paestum, Italy

Sacello Ipogeico

The only visible remains of this ancient Greek underground temple is its roof protruding from the earth.
Venice, Italy

Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

According to tradition, the oldest church in Venice, but its actual age is a mystery.
H M Naval Base, England

Hatch the Mary Rose Dog

Discovered on a shipwreck after more than 400 years, this Renaissance ratter tells a very waggly tale.
Capri, Italy

Arco Naturale (Natural Arch)

This clifftop arch is a nature-made sculpture that offers stunning vistas.
Santa Venere, Italy

Temple of Hera II

Also known as the Temple of Poseidon, this is one of the best-preserved Greek temples in the world.
Vicenza, Italy

Torre Bissara

One of the tallest bell towers in Italy plays a particular melody at just two times each day.
Riga, Latvia

Freedom Monument

This celebration of Latvia’s freedom and independence avoided demolition over half a century of Soviet occupation.
Rome, Italy

Ludus Magnus

The ruins of the largest gladiatorial school in Rome are largely hidden under modern streets.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Naples, Italy

Porta Nolana

This medieval city gate is now a blend of the past and the modern world.
Sofia, Bulgaria

DZI Sofia Center

This building has two facades of clashing architectural designs.
Berlin, Germany

'The Dance of Death'

At one of Berlin’s oldest churches, visitors can place mosaic tiles to help restore a medieval mural.
Nizwa, Oman

Nizwa Fort

This beautifully restored fortification kept the city safe for centuries, and was a shining example of military advancements.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Riga, Latvia

House of the Blackheads

The reconstruction of this prominent building fulfilled a long-written command.
Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple

Singapore's oldest Hindu temple.
Fairfax, Virginia

Thompson Family Cemetery

A graveyard that dates back over 200 years stands near a busy shopping center.