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Turin, Italy

Fetta di Polenta

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

Via Sacra

This ancient trail climbs the mountain where a Latin League cult worshipped Jupiter, its main deity.
Volterra, Italy

Cimitero di San Finocchi

Abandoned cemetery of the former Psychiatric Hospital of Volterra.
Rome, Italy

Mirabilia Gallery

A wunderkammer of curious objects and intriguing art nestled within a hub of ancient Roman sites.
Rimini, Italy

House of the Shells

One Italian taxi driver covered his entire house in small seashells creating a weird bit of architecture that is preserved to this day.
Palestrina, Italy

Triangolo Barberini

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

Basilica of San Crisogono

Remnants of a 4th-century church with vivid medieval frescoes and ancient sarcophagi hide beneath this old basilica.
Chiavari, Italy

Colonia Fara

This former fascist summer camp was abandoned for decades.
Messina, Italy

The House of Cavaliere

An eccentric home in Sicily turns heads on a regular basis.
Bologna, Italy

Relics in the Basilica of San Domenico

A diverse collection of wax, bone, papier-maché and mummified relics.
Licenza, Italy

Abandoned Abbey of Santa Maria del Piano

The ruins of an abbey believed to have been founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century.
Fontanellato, Italy

The Labirinto della Masone

The world's largest bamboo labyrinth is a living demonstration of the plant’s immense potential.
Naples, Italy

Anatomy Museum of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

An eerie, little-known Neapolitan museum filled with preserved human remains.
Florence, Italy

La Berta

Legend says this mysterious stone head belongs to a woman who was petrified by an alchemist.
Turin, Italy

Fiat Lingotto Factory

Now an entertainment complex, the Lingotto building was once an avant-garde auto factory with a test track on the roof.
Palermo, Italy

Palazzo Chiaramonte

Haunting graffiti left by prisoners of the Spanish Inquisition.
Limbiate, Italy

Giuseppe Antonini

A dilapidated psychiatric facility on the outskirts of Milan where electroconvulsive therapy was developed and Napoleon once lived.
Palestrina, Italy

Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia

The city of Palestrina was built around this magnificent terraced sanctuary dedicated to the pagan goddess Fortuna.
Naples, Italy

Catacombs of Saint Gaudiosus

The burial place of an obscure North African saint was turned into a macabre body preservation factory for the 17th-century Neapolitan elite.
Villa Caldari, Italy

Cammino di San Tommaso Fountain of Wine

An Italian vineyard invites religious pilgrims to stop by 24/7 to get their drink on, for free.
Iglesias, Italy

Nebida Laveria

On the coast of Sardinia, a once-great mining village is finding new life as a coastal resort town.
Cagnano Varano, Italy

The Grotto Church of Saint Michael

A spiritual sanctuary in a natural cave.
Pavia, Italy

The Museums of the University of Pavia

A collection of collections, including an anatomy museum, the “Cabinet of Physics of Alessandro Volta, a museum of natural history, mineral collection, and much much more...
Venice, Italy

Reliquaries of St Mark's Basilica Treasury

An extensive collection of reliquaries containing the bones of saints housed in the largest Catholic church in Venice.