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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  • August 17, 2017
    Museum where one breathes a piece of Italian history. Only original parts are exposed. assistants very accurate.
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  • August 15, 2017
    By going to a Museum of the air force, you would expect to find themes and depictions of projects, facts and aircraft covering a period of time ranging from the first experiences at the recent modern history of aviation; Instead, we found ourselves inside a hangar where aircraft of the time, through the exhibition represents a certain period (second world war) and only aircraft of that period produced in Italy. More than in an aeronautical Museum, we found ourselves immersed in a "slow time" in which aviation operations are promoted worldwide war. I'm Italian and I'm proud of this but, call somebody in a place with a generic "museo dell'aeronautica" and then find themselves in a completely different smells like scam ... This is of course just my opinion! Do four star to my review only because inside we found of flight simulators that they cheered for half an hour. This museum is a place of representation of a dark period in world history and celebratory mussolinian ideology; that all that was produced in Italy and the Italians who following in his "rules" performed more or less legitimate actions were promoted to the wrath of the people.
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  • August 3, 2017
    I went with my niece, and I must say that despite not being passionate about planes I liked and even a 6-year old grandson. There are nice reconstructed planes and simulation games. Near there is a small airport in which twin-engine can be seen coming and going
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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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