Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare

Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare, Vigna di Valle

Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare

Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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kgilbert78
Columbus, OH2,454 contributions
Planes That Cannot Be Found Anywhere Else
Jul. 2019
This is a nice day trip from Rome about 45 min northwest on a nice lake. The breadth of the collection (in old hangers on an old seaplane base) is amazing, though there is not much after ca. 1980 or so. There is a WW I Austro-Hungarian seaplane. Spads, an early jet, racing seaplanes, a solid collection of WW II aircraft flown by Italians on all sides in the war, and a good modern section showing Italy in NATO. Signage was in italian and English, which was useful for us. There is a small, inexpensive cafe attached. Well worth the drive if you like old aircraft--and many are unique. There are few Italian aircraft in US museums (though this museum and the US Air Force Museum in Dayton have a couple sister ships. It is free, too! Would be great for kids or on a rainy day.
Written 30 June 2020
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marcello722
Utrecht, The Netherlands156 contributions
Impressive collection Planes from the past till modern.
Nov. 2019 • Family
This is how a museum must be, you can walk between the planes, touch and smell them.
Beside of the planes the museum also shows a lot of aviation artefacts from the early aviation days till now.
This is not an museum to go with very little kids, only of they can hold the hands on their back.
It is a “look and see” museum, and no educational or do it your self museum/collection.
It’s also near a small operational helioport of the army/air force and if you are luck you can see them flying.

The collection is very unique, and overall the planes are in a very good condition.

For me the second time to visit and still impressed be what you can find and see.

Written 20 November 2019
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Almaniac
Dartmouth, Canada99 contributions
Great collection
Nov. 2019 • Solo
I didn't know a lot about Italian aviation before I visited, but I knew they had some interesting designs. The museum has a very interesting collection including some very rare WWI aircraft and, I think, all the Italian Schneider Cup racers, which are amazing machines.

All the interperative signage is is both Italian and English so you won't even have to break out Google Translate.

Well worth a visit.

I was staying in Rome and rented a car to get there. It was about a 45 minute drive on a week day. Google will tell you public transit goes nearby but you won't want to be walking on those roads and I never saw a bus on the way out or back.
Written 19 November 2019
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Dick D
Sharpsville, PA42 contributions
Flying high in Bracciano
Sep. 2019
Quite a display of historical planes, engines and other air force items. With displays in chronological order and in both Italian and English its a must see for ant history or aviation fan. We had the pleasure of being guided by Gino Mondini, a true gem and veteran flyer in both Italy and the US.
Written 18 October 2019
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lud2006
Las Vegas, NV270 contributions
Italian Air Force Museum near Rome
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Wow. Never knew this existed until seeing a reference to it in a posting about Lake Bolsena. Free entrance and very complete. Seaplanes were the original focus of the Italians. Even have a replica of the Wright Flyer. Check out their website. Will go back again next year. Can’t wait.
Written 14 October 2019
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Hayley N
Riolo Terme, Italy3 contributions
Great museum!
Aug. 2019 • Family
Free entry, great for kids, cafe and gift shop on site, plenty of parking, impressive collection of planes from first flights to modern day, well worth a morning 👍
Written 16 August 2019
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Whoellri
Vienna, Austria15 contributions
Cool and free entrance
Jul. 2019 • Family
Really nice and informative Exhibition of planes and historical infos. Great arranged small as well as big airplanes.
Written 16 July 2019
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Les5926
Bethesda, MD16 contributions
The Schneider Racing Planes are worth the Visit
Jun. 2019
The Schneider racing planes are worth the visit, but there is more. There are four racing float planes culminating in the Macchi-Castoldi MC-72. This last is insane! Half the length of the body is engine. It is still the fastest piston engine seaplane in the world. However, in the same hall is the Caproni - Campini CC-2. It used an early form of jet propulsion, where the compressor was driven by a piston engine. Technologically it was a dead end, but a worthwhile early try at jet propulsion. It is probably the only place in the world where one can see four different kinds of tri-motor aircraft, and one is on floats! I could go on and on. There are four hangars of interesting air planes and some reasonable exhibits on lighter than air craft, of which Italy was a significant developer and user. The museum is beautifully sited on lake Brancaccio not far from Rome. It is not easy to get to without a car and as a result, one nearly has it to one's self when you finally do get there. I took a slow suburban train to Vigna di Valle and walked about a mile to the museum, which fortunately, is mostly downhill. There was no way I was going to walk back up the hill, so I called a Brancaccio taxi to take me back to Brancaccio to catch the train at the next stop. Not easy to get to, but worth the effort.
Written 2 July 2019
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jetsetters000
Melbourne, Australia588 contributions
Impressive Airforce museum
Jun. 2019
3 hangers and more

located on the shores of Lake Bracciano. Accommodating many airplanes with photos, videos and original uniforms of pilots and military memorabilia throughout 20th century. Amazing intact aircrafts. You can easily spend ours here admiring all types of planes.
Written 11 June 2019
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preglad
New York3,509 contributions
Unique, jarring & FREE massive, unequaled full throttle panorama of human flight history!
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Simply because the Museum of Military Flight is situated where it is, away from the beaten track - virtually isolated - it is not one of the most popularly touristed sights in Europe. We almost didn't go, expected to spend little time, and after a full morning tore ourselves away with an appointment requiring timely attendance elsewhere.

The size is massive, the contents fascinating, the range incredible, the history absorbing. even the film presented in a small theatre to the side is beautifully done.

I would suggest to anyone planning to get a car heading out for Italy from Rome's Fiumicino Airport spend at least three days in the surrounding Lazio area beyond Rome itself. We did ten on this visit alone and are returning for three more before we leave next month. There are amazing options, and this fabulous free (government sponsored) military museum stands tall next to any of them. Someone at the site told me it was the world's largest in kind, size and content, including replicas and presentations dating back to the Wright Brothers first planes.

One gets the impression that if it flew and didn't have bones, it's probably here. And this massively enthusiastic judgment is coming, ironically enough, from a Greenwich Village cozy flower power New York yesteryear hippie.
Written 14 May 2019
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