Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

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Lake Como, Italy is known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como, home to Renaissance architecture and a funicular that travels up to the mountain town of Brunate.

Magome, Kiso Valley, Japan

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Magome (馬籠) is a beautifully restored post town in the Kiso Valley.  This area exists as a living museum of the Edo Period. A perfect destination for peaceful exploration.