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Grazie, Italy

Santuario della Beata Vergine delle Grazie (Sanctuary of Our Vergine Maria of Grace)

In this medieval church, a centuries-old stuffed crocodile hangs from the ceiling.
Rovigo, Italy

Towers of Rovigo

All that is left of this medieval castle is two towers, both of which now display a visible tilt.
Verona, Italy

Biblioteca Capitolare of Verona

One of the oldest libraries in the world is still operating and contains the oldest existing document in the Italian language.
Porto Tolle, Italy

Polesine Camerini Power Station

The chimney of a shuttered power station in the Po Delta is the second-tallest structure in Italy.
Bologna, Italy

Bologna Centrale Station Clock

Time has been frozen at this station since the bombing in 1980—or so it was believed.
Rimini, Italy

Ponte di Tiberio (Bridge of Tiberius)

This 2,000-year-old Doric bridge is still open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic to this day.
Rovigo, Italy

Pighin Tower

Inside this medieval defense tower stands a modern residential building.
Venice, Italy

Ponte delle Tette

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

Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

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

Rotonda di San Lorenzo

The oldest church in Mantua was buried for centuries under the facades of other structures.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charlotte Square

This city square dates back to the Scottish Enlightenment and was home to some of Scotland's brightest minds.
Invergarry, Scotland

Glengarry Viewpoint

From here, the loch appears to take the shape of mainland Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Blair Street Underground Vaults

A labyrinthine network of chambers with a storied past hides below Edinburgh's South Bridge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charles II Statue

Edinburgh's oldest statue hides within a parking lot behind the city's iconic cathedral.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Millennium Clock Tower

The dance of this huge clock is a magnificent and eerie commentary on good and evil in the history of humankind.
Eaglesham, Scotland

Whitelee Wind Farm

The biggest onshore wind farm in the United Kingdom.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Dreaming Spires'

Poetic, metallic giraffes adorn a square off an Edinburgh thoroughfare.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Luckenbooths

Brass bricks outline the locations of Edinburgh's lost market stalls.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Canongate Kirkyard

This Scottish graveyard is the final resting place of the man who inspired the character Ebenezer Scrooge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bruntsfield Links

A free public golf course hides in plain sight in the heart of Scotland’s capital.
Sirmione, Italy

Grotte di Catullo (Grottoes of Catullus)

On the shores of Lake Garda, the ruins of a Roman villa that allegedly belonged to the poet Catullus.
Sirmione, Italy

Scaliger Castle

One of the most well-preserved castles in Italy also contains a rare medieval example of a port fortification.
Bologna, Italy

Monument to Fallen Partisans

A striking memorial recalls thousands of Bolognese men and women killed fighting fascists in World War II.
Trieste, Italy

Bora Trieste

The Adriatic's most famous wind can be reliably experienced in the city's Marina.