alessissimo's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Leaderboard Highlights
alessissimo's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Rome, Italy
1st
Places visited in Naples, Italy
1st
Places visited in Pompeii, Italy
2nd
Places visited in Italy
2nd
Places visited in Trieste, Italy
2nd
Places visited in Rieti, Italy
3rd
Places visited in Genoa, Italy
3rd
Places visited in Anagni, Italy
3rd
Places visited in Agion Oros, Greece
Loading map...
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Siloam Tunnel

An ancient tunnel in Jerusalem built to redirect water in the event of a siege is one of history’s great architectural innovations.
Jerusalem, Israel

The Austrian Hospice

This unassuming oasis elevated just above the busy streets of Jerusalem offers one of the best views of the Old City.
Ein Gedi, Israel

David Waterfall

The tallest waterfall in the Judean Desert is named for its connection to a biblical figure.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Immovable Ladder on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A "miracle" that seems to produce more holy fistfights than holy revelations.
Jerusalem, Israel

Shrine of the Book

The home of the Dead Sea Scrolls is an abstract modernist dream.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was purportedly the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Western Wall Tunnel

Descend 2,030 years into the past in an ancient tunnel built to support Jerusalem's most famous wall.
London, England

Cheapside Plane Tree

What might be the oldest living tree in London has survived fires, bombings, and estate agents.
Milan, Italy

Pantelegraph

Invented in the mid-19th century, this machine could send copied images via telegraph lines.
Brindisi, Italy

Roman Columns of Brindisi

It's believed that these columns marked the end of the Via Appia.
Naples, Italy

Fontana del Gigante

This monumental fountain has moved around the city multiple times.
Verona, Italy

Scaliger Tombs

These elaborate gothic monuments honor Verona's medieval lords.
Verona, Italy

Castelvecchio Museum

This medieval castle was reconstructed by Carlo Scarpa.
Karlsruhe, Germany

Platz der Grundrechte (Square of Fundamental Rights)

A thought-provoking outdoor art installation sits in the seat of German law.
Siena, Italy

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

First founded in 1472, this is the oldest bank in the world. Its history may explain why we call financial institutions "banks."
London, England

Alfred the Great Statue

King of the Saxons on top, Roman goddess of wisdom on the bottom.
Kalampaka, Greece

Holy Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Believed to be the only Orthodox church in the world that features a free-standing pulpit.
Padua, Italy

'Memoria e Luce'

A twisted steel beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center is the centerpiece of this memorial for those who died on September 11, 2001.
Barcelona, Spain

Palau Güell

One of Antoni Gaudí’s earliest buildings, built between 1886 and 1890 for the industrialist Eusebi Güell.
Rome, Italy

Passticeria il Boccione

In Rome’s Jewish ghetto, a 200-year-old bakery still makes the neighborhood’s historic sweets.
Mgarr, Malta

Ta' Hagrat Temples

At more than 5,000 years old, these structures are among the oldest free-standing stone buildings in the world.
Isola del Liri, Italy

Cascata Grande di Isola del Liri

Italy's only urban waterfall has enchanted artists and travelers for centuries.
Anagni, Italy

Cripta di San Magno

The “Sistine Chapel” of the Middle Ages merges 11th-century science and religion in wondrous hues.