Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, Somma Lombardo

Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, adjacent to the Malpensa airport, teaches about the history of the world of aviation, with a focus on the Italian flight companies such as Caproni and Aermacchi. It contains thematic areas on the first flight at Malpensa, tiltrotor planes, and the future of flight, among others. Aviation buffs can even try a flight simulator or browse the library on the history of flight. Here you’ll find aircraft on display that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. Plan to visit Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa during your Somma Lombardo vacation using our convenient Somma Lombardo online travel planner .
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Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa Reviews
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  • We stayed for the first time at Volandia thanks to a coupon. The Museum of flight is in walking distance to Malpensa in old workshops Caproni. Consists of several halls which can be accessed from the outside and from some outside areas which makes it not really usable on a rainy day. We stayed at the beginning of February and many things were still a work in progress that maybe we can stay a little cleanup and attention would not ruin (Dummies tipped you couldn't see, even smashed walls and dirt everywhere). The temperature of some pavilions was not really what I would call comfortable. Apart from this the Museum is really nice and you could spend an entire day watching airplanes, vehicles, accessories and so on and so on and so forth. Two large playgrounds (one indoor and one outdoor) also allow you to relax while your little ones out of vent. Very nice outdoor sector with the means to be restored. We end the tour with the passage in the souvenir shop where you can find true lego Chinese: fall style. 4 pellets because the exposure it deserves ... but for the rest it deserves much less. To be valued.
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  • The theme is very interesting and can be sported with large capacity training for everyone, young and old, novice or expert. It seems instead of being in a department store of aircraft arranged without a logical and without explanation. I would have expected to find clips and models that explain how flight techniques have evolved from the earliest beginnings up to the most sophisticated engines, which are the parts of the plane and how they work (wings, engines, control systems, security systems etc.). And then around each plane I would have expected to find large signs that summarize the main characteristics and peculiarities with few words and many pictures. Aerospace Pavilion (but not only) is a set of panels filled with written that nobody reads, especially in winter in the cold ... such exhibitions are consistently exceeded: we leave the readings to countless internet pages available to all We enrich video halls, working models and interactive panels. Finally, I would underline the peculiarity of the place where the Museum, architecturally and historically interesting, but not valued. A decidedly antiquated Museum.
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  • Museum for fans and not allowing you to take a close look at civil and military aircraft from the oldest to the newest. Wonderful and huge Plastique in the first Pavilion! Friendly staff at the entrance. Very nice and well designed the children's area with games and flight simulators (with reservation). The bar is nice and the prices are average. We come now to the critical points. At the entrance is given a map of the pavilions but, along the way, they are not then directions and is therefore a bit distracting. I would rather follow a path. Many areas are not heated and, in January, isn't the greatest. The outer zone dedicated to trams, trains and buses seems abandoned, too bad because the media really deserve. Overall Volandia has good potential, you can improve!
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  • Absolutely fantastic! Lots of aircrafts and choppers, trains, automobiles etc. Playgrounds for kids, flying simulators and a decent gift shop. We also had a buffet lunch there, which was of a good quality and not expensive. You need a few hours to fully enjoy it. P.S. Thanks, Marco ( an Augusta volunteer) for a brilliant DC3 tour.
  • Great place to bring kids, fun exhibits. Only downside is that it was pouring with rain when we went and could not avoid massive puddles when going from building to building, obviously only a problem in the rain..
  • The museum is interesting and entertaining, but some of the attractions are not well maintained, some are still being repaired and there are no guides for visitors.
  • Sizeable collection of aircrafts of different types and generations. The area dedicated to the space missions is mostly props, imitations and copies, but it seems to impress the kids all the same. It includes a playground for kids, adjacent to the usual horrid bar/fast-food restaurant.
  • If you are nearby you should visit it ! Minimum 2 hours needed!

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