Centuripe is a small Sicilian town with a very unusual shape

Centuripe is a small Sicilian town with a very unusual shape

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There are many types of city layouts. Experts in the field of urban planning distinguish between irregular (medieval), checkerboard, rectangular, radial and several other less common schemes. But the small town of Centuripe, nestled on the mountain slopes of the island of Sicily, cannot be attributed to any classical layout. The thing is that it has the shape of... a human body.

Centuripe is a small Sicilian town with a very unusual shape

Centuripe is a popular tourist town. It is not for nothing that they call it the "balcony of Sicily". Its streets offer magnificent views of Mount Etna. Also in this town there are several old buildings worth attention and a beautiful Mediterranean flavor of ancient streets.

Centuripe is a small Sicilian town with a very unusual shape

But many guests of Centuripe miss its main feature, absolutely unique. From a bird's-eye view, he looks like a giant who is lying at ease on the slopes of low mountains and wooded hills. Centuripe does not have its own airport, so few people can appreciate its top view. But thanks to 32-year-old photographer Andrea Peri, the world has learned the secret of the "balcony of Sicily".

Centuripe is a small Sicilian town with a very unusual shape

Andrea Peri was born and raised in Centuripe, but only recently learned about the unusual shape of his hometown. One day he decided to find his home on Google Earth satellite maps and was amazed. The shape of the city turned out to be so unusual that Peri decided to tell the whole world about it.

Centuripe is a small Sicilian town with a very unusual shape

He bought a good drone and was able to shoot the Centuripe from a great height. Andrea posted pictures on social networks and they quickly went viral. Although the photos delighted users, there were also many skeptics.

Centuripe is a small Sicilian town with a very unusual shape

After the aerial photographs of Centuripe taken by Peri became famous all over the world, the photographer was finally noticed at home. The mayor of the city asked the young artist to organize an exhibition and demonstrate his work. To make exhibition pictures, Andrea had to work hard. It all rested on the technical capabilities of his drone.

Centuripe is located at an altitude of 730 meters above sea level, 40 km from Mount Etna and 530 km from Rome. The town with a population of 5,500 people has no access to the sea. Because of this, many guests of Sicily pass this place in a hurry to enjoy the beauty of the resort coast. Now the town in the mountains has every chance to increase the flow of tourists, because now you can visit it not only because of a couple of old churches and good wine.

Look at the photos of cities from above, maybe you can also see something that will make you famous.

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