The Romagna Air Finders Museum (“An aircraft, a human-interest story”) in Fusignano is a must for all aviation and military history enthusiasts, with its displays of finds discovered by the men of the R.a.F (Romagna Air Finders). The collection is kept in two different exhibition centres and includes uniforms, personal possessions, clothing, inert weapons, equipment, life size mock-ups and reproductions, documents and various curiosities thoroughly organised and framed in large explanatory scenic panels and all summarised in a specific catalogue.
The first exhibition centre, located centrally in Fusignano, displays important finds such as the remains of a Thunderbolt P47, a fighter of the Brazilian armed forces recovered in the hills of the Province of Bologna, and a Messerschmitt BF109G, a German aircraft found in the countryside near San Bernardino di Lugo together with the remains of its pilot, Second Lieutenant Hans Fischer.
In 2018 a second exhibition centre was opened, also in Fusignano, at via Maiano n. 63A. Both centres contain finds and relics of aircraft and pilots that crashed in Italy during the Second World War: uniforms and articles, equipment and inert weapons, reproductions and documents, all of which are strictly authentic finds. For the most part the finds were discovered by the men of Romagna Air Finders who, since that unforgettable 13 August 1998, have brought to light no less than 18 aircraft shot down and left buried under the ground in Italy, in addition to the bodies of 8 unfortunate English, German, British and Italian pilots, for whom funeral services were held with military honours after which they were given a proper burial.
The Romagna Air Finders Museum has video and audio supports in addition to facilities for meetings, video viewings, consultation and study.
Guided tours can be booked for schoolchildren, groups or just enthusiasts by contacting Leo Venieri (tel. 348 6719811 – firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ivan Alvisi (tel. 339 8027424 – email@example.com)
Photos Museum in via S. Barbara
Photos Museum in via Maiano
Address: Via S. Barbara 4/a – 48034 Fusignano (RA) and Via Maiano 63/a – 48034 Maiano di Fusignano (RA)
Phone: 348 6719811 – 0545 52057
How to get
The museum in via Santa Barbara is located in the town centre, nearby the public green area. Car park nearby.
The museum in via Maiano is in the countryside. Car park nearby.
New provisions for containing contagion from Covid-19
Access on reservation only, by calling mr. Venieri Leo 0545 52057 – 3486719811 firstname.lastname@example.org or Urp 0545 955653/668
Closed on August
1st and 2nd Sunday of each month, 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
(Updated to 02/08/2022)