Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, Bologna
(4.8/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • By entering this holy place, you sense immediately that you're not alone. There are 81 tinted mirrors representing the victims of this massacre, rushed into the sea 36 years ago aboard the DC9 itavia struck by a missile. The wreck of the DC9 reassembled in this Museum, makes you realize what happened the night of June 27, 1980 when this airplane Itavia left Bologna sank off Ustica shortly before landing in Palermo
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  • A place to visit that brings to mind a tragedy. Really strong emotions and feelings that you breathe. A big thank you to the people who wanted this place, not to mention a really black page of our country.
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  • You will see a plane that was damaged * and rebuilt. * officially has never flown, never dropped, the 81 people on Board did not exist, etc.
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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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