Space Vertigo is a drop ride in Gardaland. It's worth seeing on a time-permitting basis.
The most spectacular thing about this ride is plot, and the way they have pulled it off. After being alerted to a 'bacteriological alarm', you proceed to the launch pad and sit down on the escape vessels. You then race up the tower at 5 metres a second to the top of the 40 metre high tower, heading to escape into space. But once you reach the top, the intergalactic war that you were trying to escape from have cut out the power curcuit. So the only way back to Earth is to plummit right the way back down. Amazing.