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Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa

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Address: Via Per Tornavento 15, 21019 Somma Lombardo, Italy
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+39 0331 230007
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Take a look around you - the walls are steeped in history, dreams and the...

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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Excellent museum.

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Liversedge, United Kingdom
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Liversedge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like cars or planes, if you like the motors or mechanical things this is the place you have to visit. And in this case allow more than 3 hours for your visit

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have visited the park on a very rainy day, thus, having got a place to hide from the rain............and to our surprise we got the chance to visit one of the best flight museums in the world, absolutely great place, very comprehensive collection of airplanes, from the very early models till the modern and futuristic ones. We enjoyed especially... More 

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Thank egoldh
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is the site of the first ever flight of a powered aircraft by the Italian aviator, Caprioni. The Caprioni CA1 is preserved here along with the original hanger building. Later this became the site for the Caprioni aircraft factory which built aircraft during WW1 -WW2. There are many different aircraft on display here, including some flight simulators which you... More 

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Thank Humphreythebear
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A brilliant museum and interactive experience. Try the simulators and the space expo. We loved the drone flying. Not all the explanations are available in Italian but it is very self explanatory.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We had a bit of time to kill before we could check into our apartment. There is a lot here and you could spend hours and hours.... The kids loved the train set right inside. There were planes, space and more. The cafe was not very good.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

It was interesting and we were surprised because we didn't expect to find so much information and it was well organized also.

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Volandia is located just 10-15 minutes’ walk from Milan's Malpensa Airport Terminal 2. By road it is signposted on approach to Terminal 2 by brown museum signs. It located in some historically significant buildings originally used by the Caproni and Vizzola aircraft firms for construction. The entrance has a snack bar and extensive shop at either end. The ticket office... More 

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic couple of hours spent here, great for all ages and they serve beer! The soundtrack throughout the hangers creates an epic feeling as you wander through the truly great achievements made from mans desire to fly. We did get lost in Case Nuove as they are building a train link from terminal 1 to 2 at malpensa and the... More 

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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We had several hours to spend before checkin,and found the museum in the tripadvisor. It was so worth it! Great collection of aviation history. The exponats devided by time periods and usege,with lots of discriptions. Thay have playground for children and babys.

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