Piccolo Lagazuoi as seen from Cinque Torre, an Italian position overlooking the front line

Climbing the Via Ferrata

In Italy’s Dolomites, a Hike Through World War I History

This panoramic view of Prague was taken from one of three ballustraded balconies of the Lobkowicz Palace.

Americans in Prague

A second wave of expatriates is now playing a vital role in the renaissance of the Czech capital


Almost a Fairy Tale

Jonathan Kandell, author of "Americans in Prague," talks about one of Europe's most beautiful cities

In Lisbon's Rossio Square, Pistolesi's computer-aided stitching together of 12 distinct images yields one, he says, that is "like a painting."

Circling Squares

A 360-degree perspective on some of Europe's most alluring public spaces


Interview with Erla Zwingle, Author of "Pamplona: No Bull"

Erla Zwingle talks about local festivals and her impressions of the city of Pamplona.

Since Berliners toppled the wall, construction has reshaped the city.

Beyond the Wall: Berlin

Nearly 17 years after the wall came down, Berliners are still trying to escape its shadow

Central Market, built in 1895

Continental Crossroads

East greets West as Hungary's history-rich capital embraces the future

The Frauenkirche of Dresden at Neumarkt in 2009

Dresden's Crowning Glory

Sixty years after it was reduced to rubble by Allied bombing, the reconstructed Baroque Frauenkirche once again dominates the historic city's skyline

Actress Meg Faragher as Polly Stevenson Hewson, the daughter of Franklin's landlady, guides visitors through a high-tech presentation dramatizing Franklin's London years.

Ben Franklin Slept Here

The ingenious founding father's only surviving residence, in London, is reborn as a museum

Work on Stonehenge began around 3000 B.C., with a ditch circling wood posts.

Mystery Man of Stonehenge

The discovery of a 4,300-year-old skeleton surrounded by intriguing artifacts has archaeologists abuzz


Paris, Mon Amour

For photographer Robert Doisneau, finding an openly affectionate couple in the City of Light was as easy as falling in love

Fast hands gut fresh fish in l'Escala. Many of the anchovies salted along the Catalan coast and branded with local names (above) are now trucked in from elsewhere.

Homage to the Anchovy Coast

You may not want them on your pizza, but along the Mediterranean they're a prized delicacy and a cultural treasure

"Palermo," says Princess Alliata (in her 15th-century palazzo there), is not like Rome, Venice or Florence, where everything is displayed like goods in a shop window. It's a very secret city."

Sicily Resurgent

Across the island, activists, archaeologists and historians are joining forces to preserve a cultural legacy that has endured for 3,000 years

Dear Santa

The world's most heartfelt wishes find their way to a post office near Rovaniemi, Finland

The house of "Vlad the Impaler" lies in the center of Sighisoara's well-preserved, walled historic district, which dates to the 13th century and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uproar from preservationists, including England's Prince Charles, prompted planners to find another site for the Dracula Park.

The Curse of Count Dracula

The prospect of a tourist bonanza from a Dracula theme park in Transylvania excites some Romanians, but opponents see only red


Palio: Italy's Mad Dash

Pageantry, passion and intrigue are all on display in the no-holds-barred, bareback horse race run twice each summer in the medieval city of Siena

Pro-dam forces (including Fridrik Sophusson, president of the National Power Company) have squared off against environmentalists.

Iceland Be Dammed

In the island nation, a dispute over harnessing rivers for hydroelectric power is generating floods of controversy


Mountain of the Lord

Beyond the war zone, Mount Sinai remains a refuge in a landscape of strife

Alessandro Zampedri, driving a 1935 Aston Martin MK II, shares the 2001 finish with his 2-year-old daughter, Francesca. Copilot Burkhardt Nachtigall handled navigation.

A Rally to Remember

Even at lollygagging speeds, Italy's Mille Miglia road show stirs nostalgic hearts

Many Afghans (like Khalil Ali Daoud, with whom Belliveau and O'Donnell stayed) still work the land, despite the danger of land mines.

Marco Polo's Guide to Afghanistan

Two Americans retrace the steps of the 13th-century Italian merchant through a harsh land of tough, hospitable people

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