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Edinburgh, Scotland

Door Knocker

A rare and unique example of an 18th-century door latch calls this restaurant home.
Rome, Italy

Antoninus and Faustina Temple

An ancient Roman temple first dedicated to an emperor's wife is now a church.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Site of the Porteous Riots

The location of a citizen uprising that led to a gruesome act of mob justice.
Rome, Italy

Pons Fabricius

This is the oldest Roman-made bridge in the city still existing in its original state.
Rome, Italy

Arch of Janus

This one-of-a-kind Roman arch is not actually dedicated to the god Janus.
Budapest, Hungary

Adria Palace

This building has survived for more than a century and remains virtually untouched.
Rome, Italy

Pons Aemilius

The only remaining arch of the oldest stone bridge in Rome stands in the middle of the Tiber.
Rome, Italy

Tarpeian Rock

In the early Roman Empire, people deemed traitors and criminals were tossed to their deaths from this rock.
Rome, Italy

Lacus Curtius

A mysterious chasm in the heart of the ancient Roman Forum, the Lacus Curtius was once believed to be a gateway to hell.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Portunus

This small, ancient Roman temple was once a church dedicated to the patron saint of penitents.
Rome, Italy

Il Tempio di Adriano (Temple of Hadrian)

The remains of this 2nd-century Roman temple are incorporated into a modern building.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Hercules Victor

This curious, round temple is the oldest still-standing marble building in Rome.
Hendaye, France

Château d'Abbadie

The eclectic observatory castle of a 19th-century astronomer and explorer.
Imola, Italy

Piazza Matteotti

This Renaissance square was at the center of Leonardo da Vinci's map, the first ichnographic ever.
Imola, Italy

Vicolo Inferno

Also known as "Hell Alley," this tiny street in Imola gained its name in a bloody episode in the 16th-century.
Imola, Italy

Rocca Sforzesca

This castle was once the home of one of the most powerful women of the Renaissance.
Alcubierre, Spain

The George Orwell Route

A series of recreated fortifications mark George Orwell's path through the Spanish Civil War.
Enciso, Spain

Enciso Ichnites

Hundreds of preserved dinosaur footprints can be found along a hiking trail in this small village.
Olomouc, Czechia

'The Thief'

A cheeky reminder about the value of art dangles above one of Olomouc's busiest streets.
Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czechia

The State Chateau of Hluboká

Heralded as one of the prettiest castles in all of Czechia.
Glasgow, Scotland

Clydeside Expressway Mural Wall

Vibrant paintings stretch across 600 feet of derelict railway.
Venice, Italy

Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

According to tradition this is the oldest church in Venice, but its actual age is a mystery.
Capri, Italy

Arco Naturale (Natural Arch)

This clifftop arch is a natural stunner.
Venice, Italy

Ponte delle Tette

In the past, Renaissance sex workers were encouraged to entice customers on this bridge.