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Osijek, Croatia

The Red Fićo

A tribute to an iconic act of defiance from the Croatian War of Independence involving a small car.
Padua, Italy

Botanical Garden of Padua - Orto botanico di Padova

The oldest botanical garden in the world that technically isn't the oldest.
Padua, Italy

Scrovegni Chapel

Built to repay the sins of the father, this church is home to one of the most valuable works of Western art.
Crespano del Grappa, Italy

Sacrario Militare del Monte Grappa

This military mausoleum captures the solemn grandeur that most memorials only aspire to.
Chioggia, Italy

St. Andrew Tower Clock (Orologio della Torre di Sant'Andrea)

One of the oldest still-working clocks in the world sits on an ancient tower.
Altivole, Italy

Brion Tomb

A visionary Italian architect created an impressive cluster of concrete structures for a family's private tomb.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Venice, Italy

Giant Hands of Venice’s Grand Canal

A new sculpture calls attention to climate change in the centuries-old city it threatens.
Venice, Italy

Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

This Roman statue is missing a limb from when the Venetians stole it from Constantinople during the Crusades.
Venice, Italy

Libreria Acqua Alta

This Venice bookstore has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its books in bathtubs and boats.
Venice, Italy

Piraeus Lion

Thousand-year-old Viking runes adorn an ancient Greek lion at the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal.
Murano, Italy

Isola di San Michele

Venice's island of the dead.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Erto e Casso, Italy

Vajont Dam

When a massive landslide hit one of the world's tallest dams it created a tragic environmental disaster.
Pula, Croatia

Brioni

Island wonderland for communist autocrats.
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.
Palmanova, Italy

Palmanova Star Fort

A star-shaped fortress town fort built in the geometric model of the Renaissance utopian city.
Trieste, Italy

Risiera di San Sabba

During World War II, this rice mill became a Nazi concentration camp.
Trieste, Italy

Bora Trieste

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

'Ursus'

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

Faro della Vittoria (Victory Lighthouse)

One of the tallest lighthouses in the world also serves as a monument to the fallen of World War I.
San Giovanni di Duino, Italy

Monumento ai Lupi di Toscana

Two bronze wolves atop this large rock honor the "Wolves of Tuscany" brigade of World War I.
Borgo Grotta Gigante, Italy

Grotta Gigante

One of the largest caves in the world open to the public.
Cave del Predil, Italy

Cave del Predil

With its mine closed, this old village is starting to resemble a ghost town.