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Civitavecchia, Italy

Falcone and Borsellino and Mafia Victims Memorial

An image of two murdered magistrates became iconic and is reproduced in metal as a memorial on the Civitavecchia sea front.
Bocairent, Spain

Covetes dels Moros

For many years, the origin of these enigmatic artificial caves was the subject of debate among historians.
Bocairent, Spain

The Bridge Behind the Town and the Tax Collector's Cave

On market days, a tax collector sat in a small cave at the end of this arched bridge.
Viterbo, Italy

Thermal Springs of Viterbo

For centuries, this town's hot springs have been embraced by rich and poor—and even by Popes.
Terni, Italy

Basilica of St. Valentine

Terni calls itself the "City of Lovers" and celebrates its links to Saint Valentine on February 14th—but is it the right Saint Valentine?
Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy

Crossing the Rubicon

For many years, the river that Julius Caesar led his army across into Italy was lost until re-identified.
Stoney Middleton, England

St. Martin's Church

This 15th-century church was once described as the ugliest in England.
Birmingham, England

Library of Birmingham

The largest public library in the United Kingdom was designed to reflect the industrial and artistic history of the city where it stands.
San Marino, San Marino

Cava dei Balestrieri

Where members of the Crossbow Corps of San Marino demonstrate their skills.
Lido, Italy

Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria

An intricate ceramic tile facade adorns this five-star hotel.
Genoa, Italy

Principe-Granarolo Funicular Railway

Although called a funicular by both its owner and the locals this historic railroad is actually a rack and pinion system.
Rabil, Cabo Verde

Ruins of Fabrica de Chave

The old ceramics factory on Boa Vista shows the power drifting sand has to destroy buildings.
Matlock Bath, England

Giddy Edge Path

This precipitous pathway with its wrought iron handrail was created by the Victorians as a tourist attraction.
Tallinn, Estonia

Kissing Hill

This park built on a former fortress has a reputation for romance.
Tallinn, Estonia

Kopli Cemetery Park

Thousands of graves lurk below the surface of this park.
Tallinn, Estonia

Saint Olaf's Church

During the Soviet era, the spire of this longstanding church was used as a radio transmission tower.
Tallinn, Estonia

Charles Leroux Memorial

Dedicated to the untimely death of American balloonist and parachutist.
Tallinn, Estonia

Hellemann Tower and City Walls

Walk along the medieval fortifications that have been protecting Tallinn since the 14th century.
Helsinki, Finland

Lyhdynkantajat (The Lantern Bearers)

These enormous, stern-faced statues greet visitors with lanterns, and sometimes costumes.
Tallinn, Estonia

St Catherine's Passage

A medieval setting reimagined into a unique art alley.
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Black Angus Sculpture

A unique sculpture calls the outside of this steakhouse home.
Wortley, England

Wortley Hall

This once private residence is now a popular wedding venue and training center for trade union officers.
Stonyhurst, England

Stonyhurst Hall

The grounds of this Catholic boarding school are said to have inspired Arthur Conan Doyle and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Bristol, England

Replica of the Matthew

An authentic, seaworthy replica of the ship that sailed to Newfoundland in 1497.