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Assisi, Italy

Temple of Minerva

What appears to be an ancient Roman temple is actually a Catholic church.
Messina, Italy

The House of Cavaliere

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

Ceramic Steps of Caltagirone

142 ceramic steps become a mosaic once a year.
Palermo, Italy

The Martorana

This mosaic-lined medieval church was built by the world's first admiral and still holds mass in ancient Greek.
Palermo, Italy

Palazzo Chiaramonte

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

Aleister Crowley's Abbey of Thelema

Where Aleister Crowley taught magick in "La Chambre Des Cauchemars," his "Chamber of Nightmares."
Santo Stefano Quisquina, Italy

Teatro Andromeda

Gorgeous views of Italian mountains and valleys form the backdrop of this unique open-air theater.
San Biagio Platani, Italy

Arches of Bread Festival

Every Easter, a small Sicilian town builds a stunning cathedral out of bread.
Caltanissetta, Italy

Caltanissetta Radio Transmitter

The tallest structure in Italy is a remote radio transmitter in Sicily.
Kiplingcotes, England

Kiplingcotes Derby

You don't have to be a professional jockey to ride in Britain's oldest horse race.
Beijing, China

Destination Club

A progressive LGBTQ hub offers dancing, HIV testing, art, and more.
Seattle, Washington

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens

A young botanist's horticultural vision realized through a lifetime of planting, tending, and collecting seeds.
Old Town, Washington

Dungeness Spit

The longest spit in the United States ends at a lighthouse in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's House

The eccentric mansion of one the most popular horror authors of modern times.
Wallace, Idaho

Pulaski Tunnel Trail

This trail leads to a mine that was used as a sanctuary during the Great Fire of 1910.
Incline Village, Nevada

The Flume Trail

A breathtaking 19th-century trail overlooks Lake Tahoe.
North Yorkshire, England

Swaledale Corpse Way

A winding medieval path was used by mourners to carry their dead to the nearest church.
Cadillac, Michigan

Old Indian Trail

A series of 33 stone markers maps an ancient 55-mile transportation route.
Bainbridge Island, Washington

The Labyrinth Mosaic and Halls Hill Lookout

Overlooking Puget Sound sits a garden with a Buddhist prayer wheel and an elaborate labyrinth.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Arlington Hotel

This historic hotel on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park has a storied history of gangsters and baseball greats.
Corbin, Kentucky

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

The first KFC is on the National Register of Historic Places.