Birthplace of Nostradamus
Tucked in a narrow alleyway, this golden-hued medieval house was the birthplace and childhood home of the famous astrologer Nostradamus. It is not open to the public but has a historical marker and informational sign in French and English.
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is the world headquarters of Roman Catholicism and one of the largest churches in the world. Founded by Constantine the Great in 324, it stands over the tomb of Saint Peter the Apostle.
- Archive of the Indies Seville, Spain 1583
Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano
Located at the base of the Two Towers of Bologna, this Renaissance church with an elegant copper dome and slender bell tower was consecrated in 1516.
- Palazzo Medici Riccardi Florence, Italy 1445
Church of St Nicholas
Rotherfield Greys, England
Church and chapel. Romanesque, early C17 chapel, restoration in 1865 by W. Woodman.
Santa Maria delle Grazie
The former Dominican monastery church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan is home to Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, one of the most famous paintings in the world.
Chiesa del Gesù
This grand Renaissance church is the headquarters of the Jesuits and has served as the model for Jesuit churches everywhere. It contains famous ceiling frescoes and the tomb of St. Ignatius, the order's founder.
The house where Luther and his family lived is well-preserved and full of Reformation relics, including Luther's desk, his pulpit, and first editions of his books.
The Renaissance mansion of Philip Melanchthon, Luther's right-hand man and the main author of the Augsburg Confession. It is now a museum commemorating his life.
Housed in a Renaissance mansion, this museum displays Gallo-Roman and Romanesque artifacts and religious art. Most notable is Gislebertus' sensual Temptation of Eve, rescued from the cathedra
The oldest of four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, the Rialto Bridge was completed in 1592 to a design by Antonio da Ponte.