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Rome, Italy

Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

A collection of objects supposedly singed by the hands of souls in purgatory.
Rome, Italy

Saint Victoria's Incorruptible Body

The martyr's wax-enhanced skeletal remains lie preserved in a glass case in the Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.
Rome, Italy

The Catacombs of San Sebastian

Jesus' footprints and the first catacombs in the world.
Rome, Italy

Zuccari Palace

Architectural monsters are devouring this palace's every door and window.
Rome, Italy

The Protestant Cemetery

The final resting place of the poets Shelley and Keats.
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
Rome, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius

The only "Egyptian" pyramid in Europe and the legendary tomb of Remus.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
Cluny, France

Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny Abbey)

One of the most powerful religious centers in the Middle Ages, dubbed the founder of Western monasticism.
Dijon, France

The Magic Owl of Dijon

For over 300 years this little carving has been the city’s good luck charm.
Lyon, France

Curiosities Garden

This hidden garden boasts amazing views of Lyon.
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
Iceland

Dettifoss

The most powerful waterfall in all of Europe.
Belpasso, Italy

Mount Etna

The world's most active stratovolcano is almost always erupting.
Catania, Italy

Elephant Fountain

A mysterious ancient elephant said to possess magic powers is now the symbol of a Sicilian city.
Maisons-Alfort, France

Musée Fragonard

The only remaining collection of flayed figures made by French "madman" Honoré Fragonard.
Santa Luzia, Portugal

Cemetery of Anchors

Dead weights honor the dead of Portugal's fishing industry.
Guimarães, Portugal

Castelo de Guimarães (Guimarães Castle)

This castle has links to Portugal’s founding and struggles for independence.
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

'Half Rabbit'

This giant sculpture made of trash is a critique of society's wastefulness.
Labruge, Portugal

Praia de São Paio

Iron Age runes and ruins hide in plain sight along this Portuguese beach.
Provins, France

Le Roy Lire

An atmospheric, medieval-themed book store hides in a 13th-century underground space.
Auray, France

Port of Saint-Goustan

A quaint medieval harbour where Benjamin Franklin landed in 1776.
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
Larmor-Baden, France

Cairn de Gavrinis

One of the great treasures of Neolithic art lies within this carefully constructed pile of rocks.