May 25, 2022

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Pictures of Naples and its provinces from space, from social media: ‘You look like a rhinoceros’

Naples should always be immortalized. Whether it’s from a scenic drive, from the window of an airplane or from space. The city’s beauty lends itself to any snapshot, with the Bay of Naples, Vesuvius and its characteristic alleys. Day or night, the capital of Naples is immortalized by the International Space Station.

Naples from space

The photo I posted on Facebook was shared by Città della Scienza, by science writer Adrian Fartade. The Science Museum asks its followers:

A new view of Naples, Vesuvius, the Gulf of Naples and its surroundings, from the International Space Station! We are there too. What is the right place to visit for the first time in this picture?“.

In the image taken from space, you can see not only the crater of Vesuvius, its slopes and the cities that were born at its feet, but also the areas around Naples. Many commented on the post such as Giuseppe D’Ambrosio who wrote:

Try to use your imagination and you will see a unicorn. Vesuvius his eye, and the Sorrento peninsula his trumpet. In terms of what exactly to visit in this area it is difficult to advise you but outside of Naples which is rich in history, monuments and beautiful museums (Cabodimonte and Mane primarily), there are certainly excavations in Pompeii and Herculaneum and from a natural viewpoint unparalleled in the Amalfi Coast” ..

Procida in the shape of a cat

Procida Island was also immortalized some time ago from space. The capital of culture showed its own shape, reminiscent of the shape of a cat. One shot of Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, which quickly went viral.

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