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Cluny, France

Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny Abbey)

One of the most powerful religious centers in the Middle Ages, dubbed the founder of Western monasticism.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
Tréguennec, France

Treguennec Pebble Crusher

The haunting concrete remains of a Nazi pebble crusher can still be found in this small French commune.
Marseille, France

Rove Tunnel

Longest canal tunnel in the world, abandoned in the 1960s.
Montpellier, France

Villa Des Cent Regards

100-windowed castle turned art gallery, built by one dedicated mason.
Paris, France

Montparnasse Cemetery

A Parisian cemetery where the elite and artistic are interred beneath an eccentric collection of tombs.
Hauterives, France

Le Palais Idéal

This whimsical castle of grottoes was the labor of love of a French postman, and one of the greatest achievements of outsider architecture.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Paris, France

House of Nicolas Flamel

The oldest stone house in Paris was built by its most famous alchemist.
Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Castello degli Ezzelini

This medieval castle was home to a known tyrant and features several hidden passages.
Lampedusa e Linosa, Italy

'Porta d'Europa' ('Gateway to Europe')

A monument to the migrants who cross the dangerous waters between North Africa and a tiny Italian island.
Florence, Italy

Fresco of John Hawkwood

In Florence's great Duomo, a 26 foot fresco honors a mercenary famous for attacking Florence.
Barumini, Italy

Su Nuraxi di Barumini

This one-of-a-kind archeological site is home to strange prehistoric ruins, the original use of which is still a mystery.
Naples, Italy

Church of Santa Luciella ai Librai

An unusual "skull with ears" sits in the crypt of this small church tucked away at the end of a narrow alley.
Corrubbio, Italy

Byblos Art Hotel

Sleep amongst an abundance of art from the modern era.
Solferino, Italy

The Ossuary at San Pietro

The bones of some 7,000 soldiers killed in the historic Battle of Solferino are stored here.
Venice, Italy

'Dragon Bones' of Santa Maria e San Donato

Hanging within this medieval church are the bones of a beast allegedly slain by a fourth-century saint.
Rome, Italy

Centrale Montemartini

Gods clash with machines in a power plant regenerated as a museum.
Genoa, Italy

Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

A stunning cemetery famous for its extraordinarily delicate & lifelike mourning sculptures.
Palmanova, Italy

Palmanova Star Fort

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

Ear of Dionysius

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

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
Italy

Cattedrale Vegetale (Tree Cathedral)

Natural cathedral designed by Italian artist Giuliano Mauri.
Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Monastery Catacombs

Catacombs with thousands of well-dressed mummies.