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Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa

Via Per Tornavento 15, 21019 Somma Lombardo, Italy
+39 0331 230007
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Interesting museum based in historic building

The museum is based around the original Caproni works which dates back to around 1910 and... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

Ok, so this museum has a bit of everything going on, cars, aircraft, enough models to keep your... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
GaryHadleigh
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Take a look around you - the walls are steeped in history, dreams and the future. You are at Volandia, where a wonderful exhibition itinerary takes you deep into the history of international aeronautics, with focus on the companies that have written the story of the province of Varese, the province with wings, and all of Lombardy and Italian industry.The exhibition is divided into five areas: forms of flight, fixed wing, rotary wing, model aircraft and the convertiplane. It tells the great history of flight in all its forms, from pioneer flights in hot-air balloons to the first aircraft in the early 1900s right through to the convertiplane, the perfect fusion of vertical and horizontal flight.The Park and Museum of Flight has plenty of indoor and outdoor areas for children, with space dedicated to the different age brackets. For older visitors there is the simulation area, library, historical archives (consultable online), convention room and film showings.The Volandia Store stocks a wealth of park and museum gifts and mascots and many other wonderful articles.As you walk around the park and museum you can listen to exciting adventures involving the aircraft on show told by volunteers of the “Friends of Volandia” association, whose members include fanatics and former workers at the aircraft companies. If you would like to join the association, just ask.. Members are easy to recognise in their red uniform.The Flight Café is the perfect place to take a break and have something to eat and drink.Volandia makes flight dreams and fun happen.Visit our website to discover our pavillon and the newly SPACE AREA.
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

The museum is based around the original Caproni works which dates back to around 1910 and birthplace of aviation in the area which continues today - plenty of parking, entrance is 11e per adult and there's a cheap cafe in the entrance area where you...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Ok, so this museum has a bit of everything going on, cars, aircraft, enough models to keep your eyes busy for weeks and some amazing old machinery parked around the back. Its not slick and super stylish and to be honest needs a bit of...More

2  Thank GaryHadleigh
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with teenage son. Lots to see and do. Staff friendly and helpful, most speaking English and very helpful. Many information signs also in English. Flight simulators were great fun. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank KevinT1973
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

If you like cars or planes, if you like the motors or mechanical things this is the place you have to visit. And in this case allow more than 3 hours for your visit

1  Thank Romulus C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have visited the park on a very rainy day, thus, having got a place to hide from the rain............and to our surprise we got the chance to visit one of the best flight museums in the world, absolutely great place, very comprehensive collection of...More

1  Thank egoldh
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is the site of the first ever flight of a powered aircraft by the Italian aviator, Caprioni. The Caprioni CA1 is preserved here along with the original hanger building. Later this became the site for the Caprioni aircraft factory which built aircraft during WW1...More

1  Thank Humphreythebear
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A brilliant museum and interactive experience. Try the simulators and the space expo. We loved the drone flying. Not all the explanations are available in Italian but it is very self explanatory.

Thank TurkishYeti
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We had a bit of time to kill before we could check into our apartment. There is a lot here and you could spend hours and hours.... The kids loved the train set right inside. There were planes, space and more. The cafe was not...More

Thank Barbjefe
Reviewed 19 July 2016

It was interesting and we were surprised because we didn't expect to find so much information and it was well organized also.

Thank NLDS72
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Volandia is located just 10-15 minutes’ walk from Milan's Malpensa Airport Terminal 2. By road it is signposted on approach to Terminal 2 by brown museum signs. It located in some historically significant buildings originally used by the Caproni and Vizzola aircraft firms for construction....More

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Giulia G
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Response from egoldh | Reviewed this property |
There is no need for extra payment for the flight simulator
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