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Bologna, Italy

Bologna Zoological Museum

This zoological museum began as the first great curiosity cabinet.
44.4957, 11.3539
Corniglia, Cinque Terre.
Vernazza, Italy

Cinque Terre

Five candy-colored villages on the Italian Riviera.
44.1324, 9.7077
Sacra di San Michele
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy

Sacra di San Michele

The mountaintop inspiration for Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose."
45.0978, 7.3622
The slice of polenta, head-on
Turin, Italy

Fetta di Polenta

When this funny little building went up in the 19th century, most people thought it would simply fall over.
45.0678, 7.6970
Recreating the famous scene!
Turin, Italy

Fiat Lingotto Factory

Now an entertainment complex, the Lingotto building was once an avant-garde auto factory with a test track on the roof.
45.0321, 7.6654
An alley in Turin's fake medieval village.
Turin, Italy

Medieval Village

A fake medieval village in the middle of Turin.
45.0511, 7.6859
Turin, Italy

Cesare Lombroso's Museum of Criminal Anthropology

The astonishing collection of an infamous criminologist.
45.0494, 7.6793
Monument to Antonio Canova.
Venice, Italy

Tomb of Antonio Canova

A sinister pyramid in the Frari contains the heart of the famous neoclassical sculptor.
45.4370, 12.3266
Heidelberg's Old Bridge Monkey.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
49.4131, 8.7092
Robert the Bruce (left) and William Wallace (right) stand guard at the gates.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
55.9486, -3.1999
Inside the Gotthard Base Tunnel.
Bodio, Switzerland

Gotthard Base Tunnel

The world's longest and deepest train tunnel.
46.3726, 8.9233
Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
45.4348, 12.3345
Chamber of Art and Curiosities.
Innsbruck, Austria

Chamber of Art and Curiosities

Archduke Ferdinand II's collection of rare objects is considered one of the oldest museums in the world.
47.2556, 11.4338
Crystal Worlds
Wattens, Austria

Crystal Worlds

Swarovski's museum/theme park is a fake diamond fantasia overlooked by a giant.
47.2936, 11.6004
On top of the empty tomb, Maximillian and his wife kneel in prayer.
Innsbruck, Austria

The Empty Tomb of Maximilian I

This splendid tomb may look fantastic, but there's nothing in it...
47.2684, 11.3955
The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague
Prague, Czechia

The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague

The history of occult science is turned into a creepshow at this sensational Prague attraction.
50.0881, 14.3987
The site of the second defenestration of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
50.0902, 14.3996
Edinburgh, Scotland

James Lind's Memorial Tablet

The world's first experimental nutritionist is memorialized as "The Hippocrates of naval medicine."
55.9451, -3.1908
The Flodden Wall at Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Flodden Wall

Remnants of the 16th-century defensive wall still stand unassumingly within Edinburgh.
55.9484, -3.1838
Close-up views of Old Town buildings
Edinburgh, Scotland

Rooftop Terrace at the National Museum of Scotland

There are plenty of wonderful panoramic vistas in Edinburgh, but not many are hidden smack in the middle of the Old Town.
55.9472, -3.1892
The Witches' Well Fountain.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

A cast-iron fountain marks the spot where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
55.9490, -3.1972
Gilmerton Cove
Edinburgh, Scotland

Gilmerton Cove

This series of Scottish caves has no clear purpose other than baffling historians.
55.9056, -3.1331
Dolly at the National Museum of Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Remains of Dolly the Sheep

The taxidermy remains of the first mammal ever cloned from an adult cell are on display in Edinburgh.
55.9475, -3.1898
Magdalen Chapel's pre-Reformation stained glass.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Magdalen Chapel

The 16th-century church has the only stained glass windows that survived the Scottish Reformation intact.
55.9480, -3.1925