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The headless body of Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula, may have been interred more than half a millennium ago at the Church of Santa Maria la Nova in the center of the Sicilian city of Naples, some scholars say.

Escape the Czech capital crowds; visit Jewish Quarter, Mucha Museum instead

Prague is known as “the city of a hundred spires” for its many hundreds of stunning towers, church steeples and turrets poking up above the city’s skyline. It’s a gorgeous city that is much loved by tourists for its intricate astronomical clock at the Old Town Square, the gorgeous cobblestoned and statue-lined Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle, one of the largest castle complexes in the world.


Take a spooky, informative journey through the city’s most haunted areas on a Norwich Ghost Walk

I’ve never been a fan of Halloween, but I do like history and historical architecture. Add a dash of comedy and interaction to those, and you have the Norwich Ghost Walks.


Located on the Moselle river, Cochem is famous for its wine, vineyards, scenery

A journey along the Moselle river brings you past many sights worth seeing. One of them is the town of Cochem.

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Tour impressive ruins of ancient Roman villa perched above Lake Garda

The Grottoes of Catullus, the ruins of an old Roman villa in Sirmione, Italy, offers an archaeological lesson and numerous photo ops.


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Birthplace of Chopin, Warsaw is brimming with history, culture in a less-crowded setting

Warsaw is easy to navigate, with fewer crowds than some of its more famous European counterparts. It offers a wealth of interesting history and architecture, not to mention more bang for your buck when shopping with the Polish zloty.


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Bathe in beer hot tubs in the Czech Republic

Hot tubs are relaxing. But what would make them better? What if those hot tubs were in a 500-year-old building in another country? And what if there was beer? In fact, what if there was so much beer, that the hot tub itself was filled with beer?

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