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Borgo Valsugana, Italy

Arte Sella

An open-air museum in a mountain valley features works designed to blend in with—and disintegrate back into—their natural surroundings.
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.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava Old Town Hall's Cannonball

Launched by Napoleon's soldiers more than 200 years ago, a cannonball remains embedded in the tower wall.
Modena, Italy

Modena Synagogue

This beautiful 150-year-old synagogue survived Italy's fascist period and the Second World War.
Modena, Italy

Modena Archivolt

One of the earliest depictions of an Arthurian scene that is shrouded in mystery.
Modena, Italy

San Cataldo Cemetery

This ultra-modern burial building would have stacked the dead like a giant filing cabinet.
Varanasi, India

Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

Known as the leaning temple, the sacred structure has somehow developed a severe nine-degree slant.
Varanasi, India

Dhamek Stupa

A bulky, ancient stupa marks the site of Siddhartha Gautama's seminal Buddhist teaching.
Vicenza, Italy

The Turtles of Vicenza at Parco Querini

Turtles swim in a pond surrounding a classical temple in this lush park in Vicenza.
Verona, Italy

Sant'Anastasia Basilica

A gorgeous example of 13th-century Gothic architecture.
Verona, Italy

Castelvecchio Museum

This medieval castle was reconstructed by Carlo Scarpa.
Bolzano, Italy

Otzi the Iceman

Europe’s oldest natural human mummy.
Bozen, Italy

Cappella di San Giovanni

Inspired by the more famous Scrovegni Chapel, Cappella di San Giovanni contains several amazing frescoes.
Verona, Italy

Scaliger Tombs

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

House of Romeo

Not far from the more famous House of Juliet, visitors will find the supposed residence of her lover.
Mantua, Italy

Villa La Favorita

The remains of the last Gonzaga villa, a luxurious palace built in spite of an economic crisis.
Villamarzana, Italy

Michelangelo da Vinci

Two planes stand abandoned after the closure of an aircraft-themed restaurant.
Mantua, Italy

Imprisoned Bell Tower

Inside the small garden of two mid-century apartment buildings stands a centuries-old bell tower, separated from its original church and hidden from view.
Rovigo, Italy

Pighin Tower

Inside this medieval defense tower stands a modern residential building.
Castel D'ario, Italy

Castello di Castel d'Ario

In a tower at this centuries-old castle, members of a noble family were imprisoned and left to starve.
Governolo, Italy

Conca del Bertazzolo

Nearly 800 years old, this river lock is now a public park with a former fortified island.
Mantua, Italy

Palazzo Aldegatti's Cat

This decoration above a door, an unofficial family crest, is said to come alive during the night to try to get free of the stone.
Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Skull

The skull of this patron saint is kept in a shrine located in his hometown.
Padua, Italy

Prato della Valle

One of the largest squares in Europe contains an entire artificial island.