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“Great FREE museum for plane aficionados a bit like Duxford England”

Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Took my 14 yo son as we were staying in the area. I'd been to the air museum at Duxford England a fantastic place only a few months ago. This place stood up well in comparison with exhibit quality and environmental considerations although much smaller. Unfortunately still renovating two of 4 hangars so missed half but on a hot day we saw enough as it was still a little warm inside. I was impressed with the place and would recommend to anyone interested in this type of exhibits. My son enjoyed it a lot and it brought home to him the size and ferocity of the planes and their armaments. Friendly military personnel around. Beautiful location on the lake. A half day visit when fully open or a whole day if you are a real buff .

Thank Gregory P
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

This museum is on the shore of Lago di Bracciano, presumable because it was a base in the war. It doesn't look much on arrival as you pass a couple of aircraft and a series of statues/monuments to various figures/events. However, you then enter a series of four enormous hangars (sadly two were closed for work when we visited) with aircraft from biplanes to WWII, including a few seaplanes. The museum is laid out well and all information is in Italian and English. There is a small shop and snackbar.

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

An excellent museum displaying many unique Italian aircraft inluding seaplanes and three participants from The Schneider Trophy days. The best collection in the world of WW2 Italian aircraft.The aircraft are all magnificently preserved. Museum is in a beautiful location by a lake north of Rome. Difficult to get to without a car, although I understand a train can be taken from Rome followed by a cab.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

You really need to go there, and bring your family and friends.
You will have the chance to learn more about Italian history, have a look at the wonderful Bracciano lake, and eat excellent food at many nearby trattorie.

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

On arrival you'll find there's ample parking and you'll have a short walk to the museum itself. My initial impression was not so good since there are a couple of aircraft outdoors which looked very much the worse for wear. One of them in particular looked like it had moss or something similar growing on it! - check out the pics I've posted. So it was with trepidation that we entered the museum. However, as with many Italian attractions, the first impression was totally incorrect. Once inside the quality of presentation was superb. All the displays and aircraft were well kept, preserved and presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit which takes you from the beginnings of Italian aviation right up to the present. It was well worth the visit with the icing on the cake being that this venue is free. The only real low point is the cafeteria which is drab, a bit depressing and had a poor selection of items when we visited. All in all definitely worth visiting if you’re nearby, just plan to go somewhere else to eat!

1  Thank KennDT
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