Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, Bologna

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Visit the sobering memorial for the infamous plane crash off the island of Ustica at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica. The reassembled body of the plane combines with loudspeakers playing the "thoughts" of passengers to create an eerie tribute to the victims of the crash. Video and informational displays explain the investigation behind the downing of the plane, which resulted from a missile attack. Be aware that the museum information is only presented in Italian. By using our Bologna vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Museo per la Memoria di Ustica and other attractions in Bologna.
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  • The areo Atavia company, took off from Bologna, two hours late, in the direction of Palermo, after recovery at sea, more than 3500 meters and sequestration for investigation, he returned to Bologna. The Museum free entry is very simple but impressive. It consists of a large hangar built around the remains put back together the DC 9, surrounded by a Boardwalk that allows 360° vision. Inside the Museum a small area of documentation with a movie about the birth of the museum itself and some locations where follow movies and documents about the investigation including the famous monologue of the actor Marco Paolini impactful this museum after a visit, let the bewilderment and helplessness because after many years the responsibility for the death of 81 people have not been clarified.
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  • I've been twice to visit the Museum. The imposing plane reassembled but wearing no visible signs of the disaster would be enough alone to arouse sensations unsettling. To amplify the atmosphere of Mystic meditation there are feeble light bulbs that turn on and off intermittently, in numbers equal to the victims. Along the perimeter of the room just as many black mirror from which come the whispers are registered with snippets of speeches, to simulate the final words of the passengers unaware of his fate. At the foot of the aircraft black boxes containing victims ' objects found at sea and then catalogued and photographed, but kept away from prying eyes of Museum visitors as a sign of respect. In another room is screened a documentary where you can see how did the Museum and how it was transported the plane into pieces and then reassembled. A place that leaves you completely speechless, to contemplate about life and its be ephemeral.
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  • It was a long time since I wanted to visit it. And I thought I knew what I had been expecting. In fact, none of the books studied, visa and news papers read could never prepare myself properly to the commotion of this place. The Museum of the memory of Ustica is located within the former ATC warehouses of Bologna and is born by the will of the relatives of the victims of the Ustica massacre ". Opened in June 27, 2007, on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the disaster, holds the remains of the civilian aircraft took off from Bologna towards Palermo and mysteriously sinking into the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the coast of Ustica. As soon as you enter the Museum you are in front of the DC9 reconstructed, piece by piece: it seems to look a giant love letter ripped and taped together, patiently, with adhesive tape. As if to stop time. To want to enclose within the debris and wreckage, love for people who are no longer there. A silent voice that calls for truth. And justice. A raised walkway lets you walk around the wreck, at a safe distance, and keep what's left of it. Impossible not to imagine the people who sat within, their chatter, their stories, their hopes. Ustica around only silence. A silence broken by murmurs and Whispers. The plane is, indeed, an integral part of moving permanent installation by the French artist Christian Boltanski, which is titled "about Ustica". The installation consists of 81 81 81 black mirrors, lights and speakers. Eighty-one. As the victims. For precision 64 adult passengers, 11 children between two and twelve, two children less than 24 months and 4 crew. The eighty-one lights come on and go off to the rhythm of a breath. Evocative and poignant. The black mirrors surround the plane, as if to reflect the lives of those who lived in that ship for the last time. The speakers, which are located behind the mirrors, emit whispered phrases. That appear to be from another world. And talking, with dismay, the everyday broken from that tragedy. Around the plane, were placed in large black boxes that contain personal items belonging to the passengers and clear desire of the creators of the Museum, are hidden from view. And maybe, this increases the fascination and emotion. Know that in those boxes there are letters, shoes, clothes ... leaves a deep sense of dismay hard to explain with words. In a second room, you are shown a video that collects videos, testimonials and news broadcasts from the day of the tragedy until the construction of the Museum. Here, you will also find some interactive stations that allow you to view audiovisual documentation and to investigate one of the most discussed collective tragedies in Italian history. Certainly, the Museo per la Memoria di Ustica is not exactly a tourist attraction, but I recommend a visit to anyone walking to Bologna. For those looking for answers. But even for those who may never place even questions. Go for it. Simply, not to forget.
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  • Interesting to see the aircraft "rebuilt" and the mirrors and light bulbs are a fitting tribute to those who died.
  • Amazing, haunting experience
  • To see. A permanent exhibition really nice. the style is very distinctive and itself just very little to visit. Very touching. Possibly be faulted for style, but for my part I can only say I liked it a lot. One of those pieces of bologna that usually are not considered but should be seen. PS: theoretically could not publish photos (what I hear)
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  • To commemorate a massacre that killed 81 people. Years of suffering, red herrings and inquiries. The wreckage of the plane takes my breath away
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  • I think it's a must visit this museum. Impressive to see the DC-9 live.
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