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Belpasso, Italy

Mount Etna

The world's most active stratovolcano is almost always erupting.
Caltagirone, Italy

Ceramic Steps of Caltagirone

142 ceramic steps become a mosaic once a year.
Realmonte, Italy

Scala dei Turchi

"Stairs of the Turks", a chalky white cliff eroded conveniently into stairs, allowing for easy pillaging.
Mdina, Malta

Jesus Tree of Malta

The Jesus tree of Malta bears a striking resemblance to Christ on the cross.
Cefalù, Italy

Aleister Crowley's Abbey of Thelema

Where Aleister Crowley taught magick in "La Chambre Des Cauchemars," his "Chamber of Nightmares."
Favara, Italy

Farm Cultural Park

This constantly evolving art space saved an Italian town from its own crippling reputation.
Sciacca, Italy

Il Castello Incantato

A madman's personal garden filled with 1,000 sculpted heads.
Sicily, Italy

Cretto di Gibellina

Leveled by an earthquake, this Italian village is now preserved as a concrete art project.
Poggioreale, Italy

Ruins of Poggioreale

This entire town moved to a safe location after it was devastated by an earthquake, but the remains of the original town are still around.
Calatafimi, Italy

Temple of Segesta

This amazingly preserved Doric temple was abandoned before it was ever completed.
L-Imġarr, Malta

Il-Barri Air Raid Shelter

Hidden beneath a restaurant, underground tunnels tell the story of Malta’s tragic role in World War II.
San Lawrenz, Malta

The Inland Sea

The fishing boats that moor in this small lagoon enter and leave through a tunnel to the sea.
Il-Gżira, Malta

Duck Village

The eclectic seaside sanctuary caters to a rather fowl crowd.
Mellieha, Malta

Popeye Village

An abandoned set from the 1980 film "Popeye," claimed and repurposed as a theme park by creative locals.