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Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa

Via Per Tornavento 15, 21019 Somma Lombardo, Italy
+39 0331 230007
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Where the Flight was born

Not many people know that, a few years after the first Wright brothers’ experiences, some of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
zanren
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Somma Lombardo, Italy
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Fantastic for kids and airplane car enthusiasts

If you have a few hours to kill at in Milan airport I would thoroughly recommend you go to this... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Saied E
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Take a look around you - the walls are steeped in history, dreams and the future. You are at Volandia, where a wonderful exhibition itinerary takes you deep into the history of international aeronautics, with focus on the companies that have written the story of the province of Varese, the province with wings, and all of Lombardy and Italian industry.The exhibition is divided into five areas: forms of flight, fixed wing, rotary wing, model aircraft and the convertiplane. It tells the great history of flight in all its forms, from pioneer flights in hot-air balloons to the first aircraft in the early 1900s right through to the convertiplane, the perfect fusion of vertical and horizontal flight.The Park and Museum of Flight has plenty of indoor and outdoor areas for children, with space dedicated to the different age brackets. For older visitors there is the simulation area, library, historical archives (consultable online), convention room and film showings.The Volandia Store stocks a wealth of park and museum gifts and mascots and many other wonderful articles.As you walk around the park and museum you can listen to exciting adventures involving the aircraft on show told by volunteers of the “Friends of Volandia” association, whose members include fanatics and former workers at the aircraft companies. If you would like to join the association, just ask.. Members are easy to recognise in their red uniform.The Flight Café is the perfect place to take a break and have something to eat and drink.Volandia makes flight dreams and fun happen.Visit our website to discover our pavillon and the newly SPACE AREA.
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Via Per Tornavento 15, 21019 Somma Lombardo, Italy
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+39 0331 230007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not many people know that, a few years after the first Wright brothers’ experiences, some of the most relevant pages in the history of Flight were written here: Caproni, Savoia Marchetti, Aermacchi, Agusta were located exactly here, in Lombardy, close to Malpensa airport. If you...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

If you have a few hours to kill at in Milan airport I would thoroughly recommend you go to this Museum. It is vast, has several amazing model as well as actual aircrafts old racing cars , Ships et cetera. It is within walking distance...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

the place is located in very large premises of the old 'caproni' factory, it's rather big museum/activity park with lots to see and learn. they have added a planetarium with some outer space experience. the (big) indoor kids area is a plus. the tickets are...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Found the museum quite by chance when we were staying at the First Hotel down the road. Fascinating museum housed within what was the Italian aircraft manufacturers factory that made planes, cars and motorcycles from before the first world war. Massive model train layout and...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

You’ll need a good few hours to visit this aircraft museum because the collection is quite outstanding and just goes on and on. Hangar after hangar of relics , history , modern planes , reconstructions and even Apollo space section! They even rent out mobility...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Really big museum with quite an impressive collection of airplanes from different era's. I have to say this museum was a pleasant surprise. The collection ranging from small model airplanes to giant commercial planes. They also have quite a nice collection of helicopters and some...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

I likes airplanes very much! This museum you can see many kind of airplanes from past to present. It was a pleasure for me visiting this place. :)

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

The museum is based around the original Caproni works which dates back to around 1910 and birthplace of aviation in the area which continues today - plenty of parking, entrance is 11e per adult and there's a cheap cafe in the entrance area where you...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Ok, so this museum has a bit of everything going on, cars, aircraft, enough models to keep your eyes busy for weeks and some amazing old machinery parked around the back. Its not slick and super stylish and to be honest needs a bit of...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Visited with teenage son. Lots to see and do. Staff friendly and helpful, most speaking English and very helpful. Many information signs also in English. Flight simulators were great fun. Well worth a visit.

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Giulia G
January 29, 2017|
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There is no need for extra payment for the flight simulator
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