World Update 9: Italy & Malta is now available for MSFS

With all the recent fuss around airliners in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the imminence of a new World Update almost escaped under the radar. But it’s here! World Update 9, dedicated to Italy and Malta, is now available for free download through the MSFS Marketplace.

The MSFS team continues to work around Southern European territory following the release of the Iberia Update back in March. This time, it’s the neighboring countries of Italy and Malta that get massive scenery improvements across the board. You can now travel all the way from Portugal to Italy, passing through Spain and France, while enjoying especially rendered scenery below, filled with custom landmarks, realistic cities, and much more!

Italy is naturally the main focus of World Update 9, as it’s clearly the bigger country. As usual, the whole region gets enhanced elevation data and updated aerial imagery. But there’s also a large number of photogrammetry cities (20 in total), including world-famous ones such as Rome and Venice.

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In terms of airports, you will find four handcrafted sites built by Gaya Simulations, with more than 100 retouched by Orbx for an extra level of detail.

When it comes to activities, once again we have a trio of Discovery Flight, Bush Trips, and Landing Challenges, brought to you by Perfect Flight. These should be great starting points if you want a quick tour around some of the great new scenery features introduced with this new World Update.

As usual, World Update 9 is now available as a free download through the Marketplace, for both PC and Xbox users.

Release Notes:

PHOTOGRAMMETRY CITIES

  • Turin
  • Bari
  • Napoli
  • Venice
  • Roma
  • Milan
  • Perugia
  • Parma
  • Ancona
  • Pavia
  • Cittadella
  • Paestum
  • Padua

HAND-CRAFTED AIRPORTS

  • LICJ – Palermo Airport
  • LILO – Sondrio airport
  • LIRJ – Marina di Campo Airport
  • LIPB – Bolzano Airport

HAND-CRAFTED POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Alianz Stadium (Juventus)
  • Arch Of Constantine
  • Arena Di Verona
  • Basilica Di San Petronio
  • Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta
  • Basilica San Francesco
  • Bastioni Di Siracusa
  • Bigo
  • Biosfera
  • Brunico Castle
  • Capo Santa Maria Di Leuca Lighthouse
  • Caserta Royal Palace
  • Castel Del Monte
  • Castel San Michele (+Helipad)
  • Castel Savoia
  • Castello Di Celano
  • Castello Di Graines
  • Castello Di Miramare
  • Castello Di Roccascalegna
  • Castello Di Verres
  • Castello Estense
  • Castello Monforte
  • Castello Sforzesco
  • Castelsardo
  • Castle Of Corigliano Calabro
  • Castle Of Serravalle
  • Cathedral Of Santa Maria Del Fiore Placemark
  • Church Santa Maria Della Pietà
  • Citylife (Milan) (Few Skyscrappers)
  • Civita Di Bagnoregio (+Bridge)
  • Diga Di Santa Giustina
  • Duomo Di Milano
  • Duomo Di Modena
  • Duomo Di Orvieto
  • Duomo Di Parma
  • Duomo Di Siena
  • Faro Di Capo Caccia
  • Fausto Bisantis Bridge
  • Fénis Castle
  • Fort Manoel
  • Fort St Angelo
  • Forte Di Bard
  • Gorizia Castle
  • Grotta Di Nettuno
  • Il-Forti Tigné
  • Isola Bella
  • Isola Di Capo Rizzuto And The Aragonese Castle
  • Kirchturm Von Altgraun
  • Le Morge
  • Lighthouse Of Genoa
  • Maradona Stadium (Stadio San Paolo)
  • Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuevo)
  • Maxxi, The National Museum
  • Mdina Old City
  • MiCo. Gate 2
  • Mmm Corones
  • Modigliani Forum
  • Mole Antonelliana
  • Monte Santo Di Lussari
  • Monument To Vittorio Emanuele Ii
  • Mosta Parish
  • Museo Archeologico Di Napoli – Sezione Egizia
  • Napoli Afragola Railway Station
  • National Stadium Ta’Qali
  • Nuraghe Su Nuraxi
  • Palazzo Pitti
  • Pantheon
  • Parish Church of Mellieha
  • Passo Dello Stelvio
  • Piazza Dei Miracoli (Torre Di Pisa)
  • Place Moulin Dam
  • PortoMaso Business Tower
  • Ras Sendemast
  • Reggia Di Venaria
  • Rocca Calascio
  • Saint Mark’S Basilica
  • San Siro Stadium
  • Santissima Trinità Di Saccargia
  • Santuario Di Loreto
  • Scala Dei Turchi
  • St Agatha’s Tower (Red Tower)
  • St. Valentin (Kastelruth) Church
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Stadio Friuli
  • Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi
  • Stadio Olimpico
  • Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
  • Statua Del Redentore (Maratea)
  • Stele Della Madonna Della Lettera
  • Tempio Voltiano
  • Temple Of Concordia
  • The Dingli Cliffs
  • Timmelsjoch – Telescope Landmark
  • Torre Astura
  • Torre Degli Asinelli E Garisenda
  • Torre Della Pelosa
  • Torri Di San Marino
  • Tre Cime Di Lavaredo E Rifugio Locatelli
  • Tropea Grotta Del Palombaro
  • Vajont Dam
  • Vatican City
  • Venice Railroad Bridge
  • Viadotto Italia
  • Viadotto Sfalassà
  • Villa Olmo – Como

BUSH TRIPS

  • The Apennines
  • Sardinia Tour
  • Sicily Journey

LANDING CHALLENGES

  • Reggio Calabria – Epic
  • Palermo Falcone Borsellino – Strong Wind
  • Genova Setri – Epic

DISCOVERY FLIGHTS

  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Florence