The leaning tower of Pisa
Epicentre of the Roman Empire and birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy groans under the weight of its cultural cachet: it's here that you'll stand in the presence of Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Primavera and da Vinci's The Last Supper. In fact, Italy has more Unesco World Heritage cultural sites than any other country on Earth. One of Italy's signature sights, the Torre Pendente truly lives up to its name, leaning a startling 3.9 degrees off the vertical. Buon divertimento!