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Padua, Italy

Tomb of Antenor

The tomb of the mythological founder of Padua is not hidden in some obscure crypt, but stands right in the middle of the city square.
Padua, Italy

Capital Without Column

Something's missing between the arcades of the Palazzo della Ragione in "the city of the three withouts."
Rovigo, Italy

La Rotonda

A rare example of an octagonal Catholic church.
Turin, Italy

Pietro Micca Museum

This Torino museum honors a soldier who kept the city safe using barrels of exploding gunpowder, losing his life in the process.
Genoa, Italy

Roman Polanski's Neptune

Massive galleon from a box-office bomb docked in Genoa.
Turin, Italy

Fetta di Polenta

When this funny little building went up in the 19th century, most people thought it would simply fall over.
Lucca, Italy

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

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

Vittoriale Degli Italiani (Shrine of Italian Victories)

A military museum, art park, mausoleum, and architectural oddity all on one fascist's estate.
Cinto Euganeo, Italy

Euganean Hills

A sudden, striking cluster of hills south of Padua has been attracting visitors for centuries.
Trieste, Italy

Risiera di San Sabba

During World War II, this rice mill became a Nazi concentration camp.
Cislano, Italy

Pyramids of Zone

A unique form of erosion created an uncanny landscape of boulders perched atop slender columns of clay.
Milan, Italy

Leonardo's Horse - Il Cavallo dello Sforza

Da Vinci's equestrian statue, 500 years in the making.
Milan, Italy

The Devil's Column

The mark of the Devil's horns on a marble column in Milan.
Padua, Italy

Botanical Garden of Padua - Orto botanico di Padova

The oldest botanical garden in the world that technically isn't the oldest.
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy

Sacra di San Michele

The mountaintop inspiration for Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose."
Bagheria, Italy

Villa Palagonia

A collection of grotesques lines the walls of this Italian villa.
Orvieto, Italy

Pozzo di San Patrizio

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

Medieval Village

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

Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls)

Romans built the world's tallest artificial waterfall in 271 BC.
Borgo Grotta Gigante, Italy

Grotta Gigante

One of the largest caves in the world open to the public.
Turin, Italy

Cesare Lombroso's Museum of Criminal Anthropology

The astonishing collection of an infamous criminologist.
Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto Underground

This picturesque Umbrian city has a subterranean side that has long remained hidden.
Milan, Italy

L.O.V.E.

This giant middle finger statue sends an unambiguous message to Italy's bankers.
Civita, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio

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