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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
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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Aviation Enthusiasts don't miss this!

The Italian Air Force National Museum is well worth a visit if you have interest in aviation. This venue is about 5 - 10 minutes drive from Bracciano, just north of Rome. It is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2015
Barry, United Kingdom
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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

The Italian Air Force National Museum is well worth a visit if you have interest in aviation. This venue is about 5 - 10 minutes drive from Bracciano, just north of Rome. It is accessible by taxi or bus from the Braccano railway station. We had a car (and thats recommented). Parking is free and plentiful. The collection of aircraft... More 

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Citta della Pieve, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Located on the south eastern side of lake Bracciano the 4 hangers are full of planes that begin with a replica of the Wright brothers and continue through the first world war, triple propeller types, some with propellers front and back of the engine mounted on the roof , racing planes and jets. There's a reasonable cafe, souvenir shop and... More 

Thank M H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

This is an excellent museum for those who like airplanes. There are so many historical airplanes that brings me back to Tintin :) Kids also loved it and the museum is located next to a beautiful lake. It is unfortunate though that half of the museum was under construction, otherwise i would have given this an 5 rating! We came... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Not widely advertised, and certainly not easily found, this museum is a must for the enthusiast with their own transport finding themselves in the Rome area. In the beautiful setting of an old seaplane base on the shores of Lago di Bracciano, the well laid out and impressively presented collection is a real delight. Here there are many types that... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

I've been to a number of aviation museums in America (the 2 Smithsonians, Planes of Fame in Chino, Pima in Tucson, several museums at former air force bases in California) and the RAF museum in Hendon, and this holds up well against them. The location is unusual, a former seaplane base on a pretty lake north of Rome. This was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

While it may not have the allure of the USAF museum at Wright-Patterson or the RAF museum in Hendon, the Italian AF museum is pretty neat. The first thing that struck me as odd was the fact that it was located by Lake Bracciano rather than at an Air Force base and interestingly there is no runway anywhere near it.... More 

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Penryn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

The museum is free, beautifully located and has over 60 aircraft, beautifully presented and many of which you will never see anywhere else in the world..a 1st world war heavy bomber, 4 x Schneider trophy aircraft and many 'last survivors' worldwide. Situated by a lovely lake, there is even plenty for the rest of the family to do, should they... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Very interesting museum with insights into history. Right on Lake Bracciano, near Anguillara Sabazia. Visit the snack shop for great coffee and water for ridiculously low prices.

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Ballasalla, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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... More 

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