A vacation fit for a genius: Follow Einstein's journey through these 8 countries

Hop aboard as we go globetrotting with the Nobel Prize winner.

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The Certosa di Pavia monastery in Italy. Inset, is a young Albert Einstein. The Certosa di Pavia monastery in Italy. Inset, is a young Albert Einstein. (Photo: Wikimedia)

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Italy

A little-known stop on Einstein's globe-trotting journey was Italy. His family moved there when he was young (yep, that's a boyish Einstein in this photo) – first to Milan and then to the northern town of Pavia. During his teenage years in Italy, the ever-prolific Einstein wrote a short essay with the title "On the Investigation of the State of the Ether in a Magnetic Field." Travelers to Pavia might want to check out its most famous landmark – a Carthusian monastery founded in 1396 (seen here). Filled with frescoes and stained glass windows, it is one of the largest monasteries in all of Italy.

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