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Places visited in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
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London, England

The Cross Bones Graveyard

Medieval prostitute cemetery.
51.5037, -0.0936
La Cabotina, the lair of the witches
Triora, Italy

The Town Of Witches

The location of the last witch trials of Italy, known as "The Salem of Europe."
43.9943, 7.7657
The path on which lovers meet
Riomaggiore, Italy

Via dell’Amore

A lover's walk between hilltop towns, decorated with graffiti love notes.
44.1023, 9.7327
The Triumph of Death
Clusone, Italy

The Triumph of Death

A medieval fresco which reminds visitors that death will come for us all.
45.8882, 9.9363
The first chapel.
Panzini, Italy

Hermitage of St. Albert Butrio

A beautiful chapel on the hills of the Oltrepò Pavese claims to house the tomb of King Edward II of England.
44.8550, 9.1494
Where the tombs of the Crespi family lay.
Capriate San Gervasio, Italy

Crespi d’Adda Cemetery

A massive mausoleum towers over the gravestones in a 19th-century Italian "model village."
45.5915, 9.5343
Piazza Mercanti Milano, with the loggia on the right.
Milan, Italy

Loggia dei Mercanti Whispering Gallery

The secret medieval communication system will whisk your words above the noise of the crowd.
45.4646, 9.1877
The horned Madonna detail
Milan, Italy

Horned Madonna of Portinari Chapel

The odd depiction of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus is rooted in the Catholic Church's eradication of Catharism.
45.4541, 9.1809
The shrine for the relics of the Apostle St. Thomas, Basilica in Ortona
Ortona, Italy

Relics of the Apostle St. Thomas

The relics of one of Jesus' 12 apostles are enshrined in this Italian Basilica.
42.3573, 14.4046
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
44.8783, 15.6112
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
Nature's flying buttresses, lined up as far as the eye can see
Ribadeo, Spain

Playa de las Catedrales

Natural stone arches form a walkable "cathedral" at low tide, then disappear entirely when the water returns.
43.5539, -7.1568
Dunnottar on the cliff looking out on the North Sea
Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle

The ruins of this gorgeous clifftop castle look like something from a fantasy novel.
56.9457, -2.1962
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
One of the many gruesome dioramas.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
51.5025, -0.1188
The Mad Colored Houses of Burano
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
45.4855, 12.4172
The Mouth of Truth
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
41.8888, 12.4816
The Aventine Keyhole
Rome, Italy

The Aventine Keyhole

Rome's semi-secret peephole vista is also a once and future Crusader stronghold.
41.8830, 12.4786
Recovered Nemi Ship.
Nemi, Italy

Nemi Ships

Caligula's colossal pleasure ships, discovered by Mussolini only to be lost in flames.
41.7197, 12.7149
Gubbio, Italy

Fontana Dei Matti

Fountain where visitors can earn a license to be mad.
43.3545, 12.5768
The statue with Palazzo Mezzanotte on the background
Milan, Italy

L.O.V.E.

This giant middle finger statue sends an unambiguous message to Italy's bankers.
45.4646, 9.1836
Bosco Verticale
Milan, Italy

Bosco Verticale

Two very green residential towers cleaning the air in one of Europe's most polluted cities.
45.4838, 9.1929
This obelisk shaped bomb shelter once was inside a factory
Milan, Italy

War obelisk in Milan

Remnants of cone-shaped fascist bomb shelters in Milan.
45.5147, 9.2453
Colossus of San Carlo Borromeo
San Carlo, Italy

Colossus of San Carlo Borromeo

For hundreds of years, this huge figure has been blessing visitors before they explore his body.
45.7703, 8.5434