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Livorno, Italy

Ex-Votos of Santuario di Montenero

This Tuscan church contains a gallery of over 700 ex-votos depicting near-death experiences.
Bacoli, Italy

Casina Vanvitelliana

The Bourbon royal family had this unique octagonal hunting "cottage" built on a tiny islet in Lake Fusaro.
Oravský Podzámok, Slovakia

Orava Castle

The 700-year-old fortress was the site of Count Orlok's castle in "Nosferatu."
Greccio, Italy

Santuario di Greccio (Sanctuary of Grecci)

One of the four sanctuaries of Rieti's Holy Valley was the site of the first living nativity scene.
Piediluco, Italy

Rocca di Piediluco

The ruins of this medieval castle overlook the lake of Piediluco in what was once a sacred forest.
Manziana, Italy

Caldara di Manziana

This caldera was once associated with the Etruscan god of the underworld.
San Martino Al Cimino, Italy

San Martino al Cimino

This medieval Italian village was transformed into an architectural marvel by the famous "Papessa" Donna Olimpia.
Orvieto, Italy

Pozzo di San Patrizio

Water and windows define this defensive Italian well.
Veroli, Italy

Fasti Verolani

A Roman calendar dating to the first century is tucked away in a small town alley.
Massa Marittima, Italy

Massa Marittima Mural

Does this strange mural depict witches battling beneath a penis tree?
Sutri, Italy

Sutri Amphitheatre

This Roman theater was crafted into the local tuff rock and was rediscovered during the 19th-century.
Canale Monterano, Italy

The Ghost City of Monterano

The remains of a town so thoroughly destroyed by French forces that the citizens simply left.
Bussi Sul Tirino, Italy

Church of Santa Maria di Cartignano

The ruins of this once gorgeous medieval church are still standing, despite the region's constant flooding.
Bominaco, Italy

Oratory of San Pellegrino

This medieval oratory decorated in magnificent frescos was constructed after Charlemagne received a vision.
Pescocostanzo, Italy

Bosco di Sant'Antonio

A fairy-tale-like forest that was sacred to Jupiter and Saint Anthony.
Manazan, Turkey

City of Manazan

Naturally protected city carved from a rock face.
Kayadere, Turkey

Nemrut Dagi

Mausoleum and Holy Seat of Antiochus I of Commagene.
Urfa, Turkey

Balıklıgöl

A sacred lake with thousands of sacred carp and a biblical history.
Völklingen, Germany

Volklinger Ironworks

A former ironworks that was the first UNESCO industrial site.
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Felsenkirche (Crag Church)

A tiny chapel clings to a precipice above Germany’s gemstone capital.
Zweibrücken, Germany

Zweibrücken R2-D2

A university observatory dome painted like the beloved "Star Wars" robot.
Wierschem, Germany

Eltz Castle - Burg Eltz

This medieval castle overlooking the Elzbach river looks just like it did hundreds of years ago.
Trier, Germany

Karl Marx House

The birthplace of Karl Marx is now a museum dedicated to the communist revolutionary's life and work.
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.