Thank you to GEB reader ‘jonahtornado’ for letting us know that Google appears to have got the altitude wrong in the 3D for the Italian city of Crotone. If looked at in Google Earth with the ‘Water Surface’ turned on it appears to be underwater.
It is actually not uncommon for 3D imagery to have a slight difference in altitude between it and the Google Earth default terrain, which results in a visible step at the edge of 3D regions in some places. Being near the coast, however, has resulted in most of the city being below sea level, which makes for quite an interesting effect. For best results turn on “Use photorealistic atmosphere rendering” found in Tools -> Options.
Use this KML file to fly straight there in Google Earth.
The ‘cliff’ where the 3D imagery meets default terrain is about 30m high.
According to our KML file the above 3D imagery was added to Google Earth in December 2014.