Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni, Trento

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The Gianni Caproni Museum of Aeronautics is Italy's oldest aviation museum, as well as the country's oldest corporate museum. It was established in 1927 as the Caproni Museum by Italian aviation pioneer and aeronautical engineer, Giovanni Battista "Gianni" Caproni and his wife, Timina Guasti Caproni.The museum was originally located in Taliedo, in the suburbs of Milan. The aircraft in the collection were moved to Venegono Superiore during World War II, and the exhibition was reopened in Vizzola Ticino in the 1960s. At the end of the 1980s, the museum moved to its present location. The current museum building, 5km south of Trento and adjacent to the Trento Airport, was opened on 3 October 1992.
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  • An interesting stop on our way to Dolomite, apparently the oldest collection in the world, watch out the old "baffone" at the entrance, he is there to make sure your kids dont touch anything:-) easy t...  more »
  • My inspiration for this visit was two Hiyao Miyazaki films; Porco Rosso, which celebrates Italian aircraft design, and When the Wind Rises, a film about aircraft design in which Count Caproni appears....  more »
  • I who think that I know something about airplanes had never heard, or at least didn't remember anymore the ingenious inventions of Italian Gianni Caproni. Tripadvisor dragged me from my ignorance and ...  more »
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  • A nice collection of unique planes, from early pioneers of flight to the jet-powered F-104 Starfighter. I recommend you to visit if you're keen on aviation history (surprisingly), especially in the 10s and 20s. You can get very close to the aircraft to see all the details. On the other hand, the museum was smaller than I expected, and the airplanes are very close to each other, which sometimes cuts the view. Not everything is translated to English, but that wasn't a big problem for me. The staff was very kind, helpful and friendly. They immediately offered me student discount and called a taxi for me to get back. I came there on foot because I had a lot of time, but it's quite far from the city. It's a lot easier to get there by car or by bike; unfortunately there's no public transport. But still, I highly recommend you to visit it if you have some time in Trento. And I give a special thanks to the staff.
  • Don't miss it if you go to Trento. Mentioning some of the early models designed by Caproni and one of the planes that took part in the flight over Vienna! If you have children will have a lot on the simulators of old biplanes!
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  • The collection has some gem and a rich array of models and reproductions that tell much about the history of flight. There are several simulators to suit different audiences but that allow many to grapple with virtual flight, though. The staff are friendly and helpful, the price of admission more than OK
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  • Very interesting, on the outskirts of Trento. I went with my pupils. The guys have enjoyed since it was possible to make a simulation of flight on an airplane. To see. Staff friendly and welcoming
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  • A real must! A small museum but of great value. Inside are exposed unique aircraft, a piece of history, an all-Italian excellence.
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