Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, Bologna

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Visit the sobering memorial for the infamous plane crash off the island of Ustica at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica. The reassembled body of the plane combines with loudspeakers playing the "thoughts" of passengers to create an eerie tribute to the victims of the crash. Video and informational displays explain the investigation behind the downing of the plane, which resulted from a missile attack. Be aware that the museum information is only presented in Italian. Put Museo per la Memoria di Ustica on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bologna trip itinerary site.
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  • Its free so you can't give anything other than 5*, its quite a surreal place and very interesting. We just wish there was more information. 
    Its free so you can't give anything other than 5*, its quite a surreal place and very interesting. We just wish there was more information.  more »
  • You have to book a time slot in advance but there is no admittance fee. The way this memorial has been done is so respectful and atmospheric that you can not help but be moved by it. 
    You have to book a time slot in advance but there is no admittance fee. The way this memorial has been done is so respectful and atmospheric that you can not help but be moved by it.  more »
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  • The museum is an open space with the rests of the airplane, as well as a small room where a short film is presented, regarding a little bit of the history of the crash, what happened later, and how the remains came to rest here. It is honestly very harrowing to see something we think of as so powerful or big or strong - a plane - destroyed, with all the lives and people it took with it, while at the same time not knowing what really happened. It was an incredible experience to visit and learn more about this terrible accident.
  • A really atmospheric and interesting place, giving dignity to the victims. Christian Boltanskis intervention is really well made piece, adding personal layers to the dismantled plane.

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