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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  • The exhibition area is large and overall well organized. It includes many truly historically valuable "relics". The museum, which is located in the old premises of the Caproni Workshops of Somma Lombardo, is especially oriented to enhance the history of the aircraft produced there with particular reference to the period of maximum vitality of the nascent Italian aviation industry. Unfortunately, this has unfortunately led to less attention to the many, equally important players in the development of the Italian aviation industry. For example, I have personally noticed that the profane visitor, although he has the opportunity to inquire about the first aircraft built by the Caproni workshops and dated 1910, may be mistakenly oriented to believe that that aircraft made the first flight in Italy. It was in fact the first flight on Lombard soil since the Faccioli No.2 had taken off from the field of Venaria Reale (Torino) in June 1909. In the same way, if we want to fully represent the history of Italian aviation, it is not always, in my humble opinion, given sufficient emphasis to the fact that, in the pioneering period, the centrepiece of the industrial initiative in the field of aviation is not always aircraft was definitely in nearby Piedmont. I mention this and by default, the SIT in Turin (License Bleriot), the SIA of Turin (Fiat), the Savigliano workshops (licensed Savoia Pomilio and then Caproni), the AER of Orbassano, the workshops Moncenisio di Condove, the Pomilio of Turin (now Leonardo Finmeccanica), the Gabardini of Cameri. So much so that during the First World War, a period of maximum production effort of aircraft, it turned out that of the approximately 15,000 aircraft produced 50% came from Piedmont, not to mention 80% of the engines. A special recognition to the good volunteers present in the structure, especially those involved in simulators for their passionate availability, competence, cotesia and even... Patience.
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  • Higher than expected. Well maintained, and very vast. Park aircraft and helicopters really exciting, with flight simulators. Excellent assistance from volunteers who worked in Agusta for technical explanations of detail on helicopter structures. The pavilion dedicated to the conquest of space and missiles is beautiful, and much more (Bertone car collection, vintage trams, etc.). We'll definitely be back.
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