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San Marcello Pistoiese, Italy

Ponte Sospeso

A factory director designed what was the world's longest suspension footbridge in 1923 so his employees could get to work safely.
Borgo a Mozzano, Italy

Ponte della Maddalena

A stunning bridge that appears as if it's lunging to the shore, and has a legend of a devilish architect.
Botriolo, Italy

Balze del Valdarno

Leonardo da Vinci was one of many to find inspiration in this unique, rocky landscape in Tuscany.
Vetralla, Italy

Norchia Necropolis

One of ancient Etruria's most spectacular archaeological sites with impressive necropolises and rugged landscape.
Canale Monterano, Italy

The Ghost City of Monterano

The remains of a town so thoroughly destroyed by French forces that the citizens simply left.
Manziana, Italy

Caldara di Manziana

This caldera was once associated with the Etruscan god of the underworld.
Soriano nel Cimino, Italy

Tower of Chia

Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini fell in love with this lonely 13th-century tower while making his most famous film.
Soriano nel Cimino, Italy

Santa Cecilia Necropolis

A fascinating assortment of cave dwellings, medieval ruins, and sarcophagi are being devoured by the forest.
Soriano nel Cimino, Italy

Etruscan Pyramid of Bomarzo

This ancient altar emerges from the thick forests to reveal the mysteries of Etruscan sacrificial rituals.
Soriano nel Cimino, Italy

Corviano

This archaeological site built into a tuff outcrop is filled with rock dwellings, the ruins of a medieval castle, and a necropolis.
Tuoro sul Trasimeno, Italy

Torre Di Vernazzano

This lesser-known leaning tower is all that remains of the medieval castle of Vernazzano.
Viterbo, Italy

Thermal Springs of Viterbo

For centuries, this town's hot springs have been embraced by rich and poor—and even by Popes.
Norcia, Italy

Bosco Italia

A map of Italy made entirely of trees.
Rasiglia, Italy

Rasiglia

This medieval mountain town is also known as the "Village of Streams."
Rivodutri, Italy

Saint Francis's Beech Tree

Legend said this huge, gnarled tree sheltered the saint during a storm.
Rivodutri, Italy

Alchemical Door of Rivodutri

A 17th-century doorway in a small Sabine village is a portal into the mysteries of alchemy.
Cittaducale, Italy

Sunken Church of San Vittorino

The marshy karst plain has reclaimed this beautiful 17th-century church.
Vasche, Italy

Lake of Cutilia

This lake was sacred to the Sabine people who constructed a temple here on a floating island.
L'Aquila, Italy

Fountain of 99 Spouts

A medieval fountain lined with 99 unique stone faces whose origins and meaning remain unknown.
San Donato di Ninea, Italy

Grotta di Sant'Angelo

The ruins of a rural church and a statue of Archangel Gabriel are tucked away in Majella National Park.
Pescocostanzo, Italy

Bosco di Sant'Antonio

A fairy-tale-like forest that was sacred to Jupiter and Saint Anthony.
Isola del Liri, Italy

Cascata Grande di Isola del Liri

Italy's only urban waterfall has enchanted artists and travelers for centuries.
Carpello, Italy

Lake Posta Fibreno

This serene, turquoise lake in an extraordinary nature reserve showcases a rare natural phenomenon.
Pietragalla, Italy

Parco Urbano dei Palmenti

Though they look like Hobbit houses, these semi-underground stone structures were built for winemaking.