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Bergamo, Italy

'Living Skeletons Scenes'

Six paintings reminding you that death is integral part of everyday life.
Rome, Italy

Cappella di San Zenone (Chapel of Saint Zeno)

Its interior is adorned with some of the best examples of early Christian mosaics.
Oneta, Italy

Casa Museo di Arlecchino

The house where Harlequin was born.
Trescore Balneario, Italy

Cappella Suardi

Jesus turns into vines inside this chapel.
Duino, Italy

Castello di Duino

This beautiful 14th-century castle perched on a promontory overlooks the Bay of Trieste.
Castelsardo, Italy

Roccia dell'Elefante (Elephant's Rock)

This weird, elephant-shaped rock also hosts two ancient tombs.
Reggio Calabria, Italy

Riace Bronzes

Two of the few remaining life-sized Greek bronzes were submerged in the sea for over 2,000 years.
Marsala, Italy

Tophet of Motya

These ruins of a Phoenician sanctuary in Sicily have a dark history.
Ferrara, Italy

Palazzo dei Diamanti

This Renaissance palace features a unique architectural design and is now home to the Ferrara National Art Gallery.
Vicenza, Italy

Torre Bissara

One of the tallest bell towers in Italy plays a particular melody at just two times each day.
Turin, Italy

Egyptian Museum of Turin

One of the oldest and most significant collections of Ancient Egyptian archeology outside of Egypt.
Bergamo, Italy

Cappella Colleoni

If you ever wanted to touch a medieval mercenary’s three testicles, look no further.
Turin, Italy

Piazza Statuto

This fountain is dedicated to the workers who perished constructing the Fréjus Rail Tunnel.
Ponza, Italy

Chiaia di Luna

This crescent-shaped beach is said to glow under the light of a full moon.
Tarquinia, Italy

Etruscan Necropolises of Tarquinia and Cerveteri

Wandering this ancient burial place offers a glimpse of the afterlife in the fresco-adorned tombs of an ancient Etruscan civilization.
Naples, Italy

San Gennaro Mural

San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, greets pedestrians between these narrow city streets.
Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Ponte degli Alpini

Destroyed numerous times, this centuries-old bridge has always been rebuilt with its original design.
Crotone, Italy

Capo Colonna

A single column facing the sea is all that's left of one of the most important temples of Magna Graecia.
Naples, Italy

Porta Nolana

This medieval city gate is now a blend of the past and the modern world.
Stilo, Italy

Cattolica di Stilo

A small Byzantine church lost in the middle of the mountains of southern Italy.
Milan, Italy

Torre Velasca (Velasca Tower)

A brutalist gem towering over the heart of Milan.
Lecce, Italy

Roman Amphitheater of Lecce

A long-buried ancient ruin unearthed right in the middle of the city.
Ravenna, Italy

Mausoleum of Theoderic

The roof of this ancient mausoleum is made from a single Istrian stone weighing a massive 230 tons.
Catania, Italy

Elephant Fountain

A mysterious ancient elephant said to possess magic powers is now the symbol of a Sicilian city.