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Trieste, Italy

Arco di Riccardo

This Roman monument is surrounded by more recent construction, offering a stark contrast between ancient architecture and the modern urban landscape.
Trieste, Italy

'Ursus'

This historic floating crane became an unlikely symbol of the port of Trieste.
Trieste, Italy

Bora Trieste

The Adriatic's most famous wind can be reliably experienced in the city's Marina.
Caorle, Italy

Campanile del Duomo di Caorle (Bell Tower of Caorle Cathedral)

A cone-shaped top and cylindrical body set this 900-year-old structure apart from other Italian bell towers.
Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Ponte degli Alpini

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

The Living Chess Game - Partita a Scacchi di Marostica

Machismo turned on its head: the lady's hand goes to the dude with the bigger brain.
Possagno, Italy

Museo Canova

The home of a neoclassical master is now a shrine to his chosen art style.
Possagno, Italy

Tempio Canoviano

This artistic temple brings together multiple architecture styles, but is only an example of one.
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
Italy

Carezza Rainbow Lake

According to the local folklore, the myriad colors of this lake are the result of a lovelorn wizard's blunder.
Alassio, Italy

Wall of Alassio

Ernest Hemingway was the first to sign this colorful wall covered in thousands of celebrity signatures.
Monterosso al Mare, Italy

Il Gigante

The bomb-ravaged remains of of a colossal Neptune.
Vernazza, Italy

Cinque Terre

Five candy-colored villages on the Italian Riviera.
Riomaggiore, Italy

Via dell’Amore

A lover's walk between hilltop towns, decorated with graffiti love notes.
Masua, Italy

Porto Flavia

This cliff-face port is considered a masterpiece of mining engineering.
Iglesias, Italy

Nebida Laveria

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

Capo Testa Rock Formations

Windblown rock formations in an ancient Roman quarry.
Syracuse, Italy

Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo

Built on a medieval synagogue, this church has a burial crypt, tunnel system, and Jewish ritual bath hiding deep underneath.
Syracuse, Italy

Ear of Dionysius

Italian cave with exceptional acoustics and an unsavory history.
Catania, Italy

Elephant Fountain

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

Mount Etna

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

Sassi di Matera

People have been living in the cave houses on this Italian hillside since the Neolithic era.
Ripatransone, Italy

Ripatransone's Narrow Alley

Just one of the Italian corridors vying for the title of the country's narrowest.
Pomposa, Italy

Pomposa Abbey

The 1,000-year-old abbey is the birthplace of modern musical notation.