Aeronautic Museum Gianni Caproni

museo-aeronauticaThe 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 under the name of "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 province of Varese) in the 1960s. At the end of the 1980s, the museum moved to its present location. The current buidling is located 5 kilometres south of Trento and adjacent to the Trento Airport (itself dedicated to the memory of Gianni Caproni), was opened on 3 October 1992.


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MUSE - Science Museum

MUSE is a special place where everyone can meet the world of research face to face and thereby cultivate scientific curiosity and acquire the pleasure of knowledge.



The building's shape, a mountain metaphor, sets and underlines the top-downwards direction of the permanent exhibition. Once past the entrance, visitors experience a 360° sensorial journey. They can feel cold air, can touch ice, walk through a forest, observe a strange insect or gaze in the eyes of a Neanderthal man. They can also map DNA, interview a researcher working in the laboratories open to the public, find answers to their questions by touching a screen, listen to mountain noises, admire a dinosaur footprint, smell the scent of the trees, look at the other side of the world, play with a stuffed animal, understand the greenhouse effect, build objects, print out a 3D project, watch the passing of cosmic rays. 

This vertical tale, that sheds light on the natural dimension of the Alpine territory and that develops from the top downwards, is intertwined with a horizontal tale that establishes a dialogue between the Alpine range and the rest of the world, between local and global commitment, between conservation of nature and science and technology for sustainable development.


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