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Castelsardo, Italy

Roccia dell'Elefante (Elephant's Rock)

This weird, elephant-shaped rock also hosts two ancient tombs.
Colares, Portugal

Cabo da Roca

One Portuguese poet described this cape, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, as "where the land ends and the sea begins."
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii Thermopolium

Before it was buried by volcanic ash, this fast-food restaurant fed the hungry hordes of ancient Rome.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Marrakech, Morocco

Bab Agnaou

One of the two original gateways into the Kasbah, this gateway is a nesting site for storks.
Forio, Italy

Santa Maria del Soccorso

A snow-white church overlooking the wonderful Tyrrhenian Sea.
Plougrescant, France

Castel Meur

A small house sits between two huge rocks, with its back to the sea.
Ercolano, Italy

Vintage Market of Pugliano

For decades, vendors have sold clothes once worn by American soldiers who stormed Italy in the 1940s.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka Square Flagpole

One of the world's tallest flagpoles.
Pisa, Italy

The Camposanto

Next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a cemetery home to ancient sarcophagi and disturbing murals.
Drogheda, Ireland

Knowth

This Neolithic passage tomb forms part of a World Heritage Site.
Roncesvalles, Spain

Roncevaux Pass

The site of a legendary battle immortalized in medieval literature.
Naples, Italy

Birthplace of the Pizza Margherita Plaque

A popular legend claims that the famous pizza was invented at a restaurant in this alley.
Thành phố Hội An, Vietnam

Japanese Covered Bridge

One of Vietnam's most iconic landmarks was built by Japanese merchants and is now in danger of sinking.
Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna Stora Gatan

Sweden's oldest street has not changed for nearly a millennium.
Codrongianos, Italy

Church of the Holy Trinity

A striped 12th-century basilica sits in the countryside of Sardinia.
Furore, Italy

Fiordo di Furore

A narrow opening between the mountains of the Amalfi Coast creates a scenic hidden beach.
Meknes, Morocco

Royal Stables of Meknes

The ruins of an early-18th-century complex that could once house up to 12,000 horses.
Melaka, Malaysia

A Famosa

Built by the Portuguese in the early 16th century, this fort is the oldest European structure in Southeast Asia.
Vatican City

'The Vision of Constantine'

This equestrian statue of Constantine the Great has been the subject of criticism for centuries.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

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

Trevi Waterfall

A magnificent waterfall is also home to the remains of a Roman hydraulic engineering system.
Havana, Cuba

El Cristo de la Habana

A colossal statue with a controversial past, forgotten for more than 30 years.
Lambert's Bay, South Africa

Bird Island Nature Reserve

This small island off Lambert's Bay is home to more than 2,000 Cape gannets and is the only such breeding colony open to the public.