Skull Cathedral in Otranto. In 1480 AD, Muslim invaders martyred 800 residents of the town of Otranto, Italy. Their remains were taken to the cathedral and the bones were arranged behind the altar as testament to their faith.
View from Piazzale Michelangelo ~ Florence, Italy ~ Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo Square) is a square with a panoramic view of Florence, Italy, located in the Oltrarno (other side of the river) (Monthly Favorite List)
Monteriggioni,.... Siena, Tuscany, Italy. http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/photos.htm ... Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town, located on a natural hill, built by the Sienese in 1214–19 as a front line in their wars against Florence. The walls follow the natural contours of the hill. There are 14 towers on square bases, and two gates. Monteriggioni is mentioned in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.