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Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare

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Address: Strada Circumlacuale, 00062 Vigna di Valle, Italy
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+39 06 9988 7509
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09:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Outstanding museum, lovely location, no crowds and a great day out from Rome

Based at the former seaplane base of Vigna di Valle, this is a mix of historical and modern hangers containing over 80 aircraft and other exhibits, which cover the history of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Based at the former seaplane base of Vigna di Valle, this is a mix of historical and modern hangers containing over 80 aircraft and other exhibits, which cover the history of the Italian Air force from its inception to now. All the exhibits are very well displayed in a light airy environment with good English explanations for all the major... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A scarcely advertised museum but a real jewel for the aviation enthusiasts! All the explanations are very detailed and in English too. Especially interesting the expositions on the Nobile's Airships and the epic Trasvolate of Commander Balbo. Last but not least the military staff is very helpful and ptofessional. Thumbs up!

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Thank rc67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is identical away on an old Italian seaplane base on Lago di Bracciano. It has a fantastic collection of Italian aircraft as well as other nation's aircraft that were flown by the Italian Air Force. There are four hangars with the aircraft organized in chronological order. The museum is free and the exhibit documentation is both in English... More 

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Thank Peter G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and well-displayed museum with an excellent selection of exhibits, from early 20th century till the jet age. The location facing the lake of Bracciano adds a pleasant country side and nature experience as well. It's also totally free. The cafeteria which belongs to the museum is cheap and offers a good selection of Italian dishes, which we enjoyed.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Many great exhibits from the entire age of human flights. Italy has clearly played a major part of this field throughout the entire period. Could improve its presentation of context, activities the exhibits has taken part of, and in general more interactive displays. The greatest disappointment is the museum shop.

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is not one of the World's better known air museums but it certainly should be. It has a comprehensive and beautifully presented collection of aircraft produced in Italy. Schneider trophy floatplanes, WW1 biplanes and a (surprisingly large) number of very competent looking WW2 fighters mix with large Italian transports and floatplanes. The location is the old Lake Bracciano seaplane... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Well worth the lovely drive around Lake Bracciano, you have to keep your eyes open for the entrance!! There is a guard at the gate, just say, "Museo" and he'll let you pass, indicating where to park. This is where all of the Italian dirigibles came from as well as their famous racing float planes. The displays are extremely well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

My wife joined me for a trip to this museum out of loyalty rather than enthusiasm but we both feel we had a wonderful time! This museum is hardly known about by Romans living 30kms away, let alone the wider European public but it is well worth a visit. Seriously. The website has no English translation and the address is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This museum is beautifully located and the entrance price is free. The new refurbished buidlings with the video room showing the "Frecce Tre Colori" was fascinating and offered real insight to the ability these pilots have. The jet engines on display really inspired my youngest daughter of 9. The layout is relaxed and gives the planes and helicopters the enormity... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Fantastic museum with lots of rare & interesting exhibits. Various hangers and cabinet displays show the history of Italian aviation from before the First World War until present. Some really very scarce / unique stuff here - ww2 Italian jet fighter anyone?! Spitfire in Italian colours, Fiesler storch, Junkers jumo engine, enigma machine, and dozens more of history's greatest flying... More 

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