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Varenna, Italy

Varenna Cemetery

An unusual resting place built into the hill with an amazing view of Lake Como.
Belgrade, Serbia

Kalvarice

These stairs feature the names of Zemun's most famous faces.
Belgrade, Serbia

Zemun Fortress

Different sections of the Zemun Fortress were built in the 14th and 15th century as a response to the advance of the Ottoman Empire.
Brescia, Italy

Bonomini Tomb

Legend says the only thing buried within this magnificent tomb was a dog.
Lodi, Italy

Museo Paolo Gorini

A macabre anatomy museum tucked within an old Italian hospital.
Padernello, Italy

Castello di Padernello

A stately castle in the northern Italian countryside has been restored after years of neglect.
Palasë, Albania

Big Bunker

Climb into Albania's communist history while enjoying a spectacular ocean view.
Limbiate, Italy

Mombello Psychiatric Hospital

A dilapidated psychiatric facility on the outskirts of Milan where electroconvulsive therapy was developed and Napoleon once lived.
Khubay, Saudi Arabia

Mawan Hidden Canyon

It's believed human settlements from the Palaeolithic Age were established not far from this canyon.
Ad Dilam, Saudi Arabia

Pigeon Tower

A historic structure that once housed pigeons used by farmers to help fertilize farmland.
London, England

Of Alley and the Duke’s Streets

An agreement meant to honor the Duke of Buckingham led to this unusually-named passageway near Charing Cross.
Kočani, North Macedonia

Freedom Monument

A mosaic monument that commemorates the historical struggles of the people of North Macedonia.
Bishtazhin, Kosovo

Ura e Terzive

This 15th-century Ottoman bridge was modified to keep up with the changing course of the river Erenik.
Krujë, Albania

Sari Salltik's Shrine

A temple dedicated to the 13th-century Alevi Turkish dervish credited with bringing Islam to the Balkans.
Oteshevo, North Macedonia

Abandoned Hotel Evropa

It's unclear what caused the fire that led to this opulent hotel's demise.
Pristina, Kosovo

Goddess on the Throne

This stone figurine was made more than 6,000 years ago and depicts a female deity of the Neolithic Vinča culture.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Memorial House of Mother Teresa

In the hometown of the Catholic saint and Nobel Peace Prize winner, a memorial dedicated to her legacy.
Manila, Philippines

San Sebastian Church

A church made of steel.
Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Čaršija Mosque

A 16th-century mosque rebuilt after wartime devastation.
Risan, Montenegro

Risan Roman Mosaics

The only known mosaic depicting the Greek god of sleep, Hypnos.
Toronto, Ontario

Gooderham Building

Known as "Toronto's Flatiron."
Al-Badie Al-Shamali, Saudi Arabia

Salma Palace

Parts of this palace are upheld by merely palm stems or reeds supported by palm tree beams.
Tirana, Albania

House of Leaves

A museum dedicated to secret surveillance.
Prekaz, Kosovo

Memorial Complex Adem Jashari

The site where the leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army was killed is now a memorial.