Volandia

Volandia is a museum-park dedicated to the world of flight that celebrates the history of aviation. It is located walking distance from the Malpensa airport, in the province of Varese, the “province with wings”: this is where the very first aircraft manufacturers were founded. The seat of the museum has not been chosen randomly: Volandia is located in the historic buildings of the Officine Caproni, which became famous during the First World War thanks to the production of the CA3 bombers. Today the Museum covers an area of more than 28,000 square meters and hosts more than 80 civil and military aircraft. The result is a journey “through the clouds”, to discover the history of the Italian aviation, from the first airplanes powered by rotary engines to modern turbine engines. Of course, the production of the companies that have developed in the Varese area also deserves to be mentioned: not only Officine Caproni, but also Aermacchi, Agusta and SIAI Marchetti.

 

Volandia is a museum-park dedicated to the history of aviation and the world of flight. It is located at the former site of the Officine Caprioni, a pioneering plant and the first to establish its seat in the province of Varese, paving the way for the future Aermacchi, Agusta and Siai Marchetti.

 

Practical information

Former Officine Aeronautiche Caproni: Via per Tornavento n.15, Case Nuove 21019 Somma Lombardo (Varese)

Opening hours:

From Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Ticket office closes at 6:30 pm. The shop closes at 7:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 7:30 pm

Ticket office closes at 7:00 pm. The shop closes at 7:00 pm

www.volandia.it

 

Volandia is a museum-park dedicated to the history of aviation and the world of flight. It is located at the former site of the Officine Caprioni, a pioneering plant and the first to establish its seat in the province of Varese, paving the way for the future Aermacchi, Agusta and Siai Marchetti.

 

 

Practical information

Former Officine Aeronautiche Caproni: Via per Tornavento n.15, Case Nuove 21019 Somma Lombardo (Varese)

Opening hours:

From Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Ticket office closes at 6:30 pm. The shop closes at 7:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 7:30 pm

Ticket office closes at 7:00 pm. The shop closes at 7:00 pm

www.volandia.it

Volandia museum external view.

Volandia museo esterno

Exposed airplanes in Volandia museum.

Volandia museo interno

Detail of Ca.1 airplane, assembled by Officine Caproni.

Volandia CA1 Officine Caproni

A Piaggio motor-compressor installed on a Ca.113, assembled by Officine Caproni.

Volandia CA113 Motocompressore Piaggio 1

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