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Florence, Italy

The English Cemetery

Many famous English poets including Elizabeth Barrett Browning are laid to rest at this Swiss-owned cemetery in Florence.
Florence, Italy

Bronze Replica of Michelangelo’s David

A copy of the famous statue can be found in this Florence piazza, along with one of the most breathtaking views of the city below.
Rome, Italy

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

Also known as the Square Colosseum, this building is a prime example of fascist-era rationalist architecture.
Bomarzo, Italy

The Monsters of Bomarzo

A 16th-century horror show built in a lovely Italian garden.
Soriano nel Cimino, Italy

Tower of Chia

Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini fell in love with this lonely 13th-century tower while making his most famous film.
Civita, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio

This quaint Italian town keeps losing ground as the sides of its plateau slowly erode.
Rimini, Italy

Italia in Miniatura

Famous landmarks and structures from across Italy fill this miniature park.
Bologna, Italy

Towers of Bologna

Over 100 towers were built in Bologna during the Middle Ages, but only 22 survive.
Bologna, Italy

Fountain of Neptune

Legend has it this fountain built to symbolize the Pope’s power hides a strange secret concerning Neptune's manliness.
Vernazza, Italy

Cinque Terre

Five candy-colored villages on the Italian Riviera.
Borgo a Mozzano, Italy

Ponte della Maddalena

A stunning bridge that appears as if it's lunging to the shore, and has a legend of a devilish architect.
San Marcello Pistoiese, Italy

Ponte Sospeso

A factory director designed what was the world's longest suspension footbridge in 1923 so his employees could get to work safely.
Collodi, Italy

Tallest Wooden Pinocchio in the World

The towering Pinocchio stands 63 feet tall in the Italian village his creator frequented as a child.
Lucca, Italy

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

This bustling Italian plaza is built on the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater.
Rosignano marittimo, Italy

Spiagge Bianche (White Beaches)

This deceiving white sand beach gets its brilliant hue from the chemical discharge of a nearby factory.
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
Siena, Italy

St. Catherine of Siena's Severed Head

A dismembered holy head stares out from her beautiful reliquary at the St. Dominic Basilica.
Stabilimenti, Italy

Devil's Valley

Once an ancient Roman bath, now a hotbed of geothermal energy and a hub for energetic innovations.
Chiusdino, Italy

The Sword in the Stone at Montesiepi Chapel

This sword isn't waiting for a king to pull it out. It was placed there by a saint.
Astura, Italy

Torre Astura

A medieval stronghold rising over the ruins of ancient Roman villas along Rome's southern coast.
Sabaudia, Italy

Sabaudia

A town saturated in Italian rationalist architecture was once marshland drained by Mussolini.
Cassino, Italy

Montecassino Abbey

This breathtaking monastery was established by Saint Benedict himself 1,500 years ago.
Albano Laziale, Italy

The Uphill-Downhill Road of Ariccia

Things seem to roll, flow and run uphill on this short patch of road near Ariccia, Italy.
Palestrina, Italy

Triangolo Barberini

An abandoned 17th-century baroque hunting lodge with a wonderfully strange architectural plan.