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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7569 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

I am going to Rome soon, and note that there are an F104, G91 and MB326 on display there.

Can anyone confirm the following;

1. If these are on the gate or inside the base.

2. What is the situation about taking pictures at Centocelle.

3. What is the situation about taking pictures of aircraft in Rome generally. I seem to recall somewhere that there is a general legal prohibition in Italy.

Many thanks.

David

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User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Thread starter):
I am going to Rome soon, and note that there are an F104, G91 and MB326 on display there.

Can anyone confirm the following;

1. If these are on the gate or inside the base.

2. What is the situation about taking pictures at Centocelle.

3. What is the situation about taking pictures of aircraft in Rome generally. I seem to recall somewhere that there is a general legal prohibition in Italy.

Many thanks.

David

Centocelle is not operating any longer as military apt but is still a military zone as it hosts the IAF Air Command, so be careful in taking pictures.

Regarding the military aircraft you mentioned, they are located inside the AFB, so it would not be possible to take picture from outside.

As a last point, in general there are no problems in taking pictures near FCO or CIA (we have a good spotters community in Rome) with some exceptions represented by the enforced controls made by the police near the airport when there's an El Al flight coming or departing or in case of special State flights such as those operated for the Pope or in case of foreigner presidents' visit.


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Many thanks for steering me away from problems.

User currently offlinejollo From Italy, joined Aug 2011, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Thread starter):
I am going to Rome soon, and note that there are an F104, G91 and MB326 on display there.

If you're not going to be able to take pictures in or around Centocelle airbase, you could pay a visit to the Italian Air Force historical museum in Vigna di Valle (on the shores of the Bracciano lake: nice spot and less than 40 km from the center of Rome).

They've got a MB.326, a MB.339 A/PAN MLU, a F-104G, a few G.91 (R, T, Y and PAN)... and lots of oldies but goodies!


User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Quoting jollo (Reply 3):

If you're not going to be able to take pictures in or around Centocelle airbase, you could pay a visit to the Italian Air Force historical museum in Vigna di Valle (on the shores of the Bracciano lake: nice spot and less than 40 km from the center of Rome).

They've got a MB.326, a MB.339 A/PAN MLU, a F-104G, a few G.91 (R, T, Y and PAN)... and lots of oldies but goodies!


This is a really good suggestion but a rent car is mandatory to get there.


User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3943 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Quoting 777 (Reply 4):
This is a really good suggestion but a rent car is mandatory to get there.

13 years ago at least, it was perfectly possible to go by bus. From Termini bus station maybe, I'm not sure.

Good to hear that spotting at the civil airports is now OK, times have changed I guess.

Peter 



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User currently offlinejollo From Italy, joined Aug 2011, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Quoting 777 (Reply 4):

This is a really good suggestion but a rent car is mandatory to get there.

Well, a trip by car is probably more comfortable (and lets you explore the shores of the Bracciano lake when you're done with the museum), but not mandatory: you can get a train to Bracciano (regional line FR3, twice hourly during the rush hours) from Roma Ostiense ralilway station (200 m on foot from subway line B's Piramide station), then by taxi to the museum (10 min tops). You can also hop on the train to Bracciano at Roma Trastevere and Valle Giulia (probably the smartest choice, it's also a subway line A stop) railway stations.

Enjoy!


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