bennett123
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Rome Centocelle

Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:13 am

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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RE: Rome Centocelle

Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:03 am

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.
 
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RE: Rome Centocelle

Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:11 pm

Many thanks for steering me away from problems.
 
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RE: Rome Centocelle

Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:14 pm

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!
 
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RE: Rome Centocelle

Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:31 pm

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.
 
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RE: Rome Centocelle

Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:46 pm

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.

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RE: Rome Centocelle

Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:20 am

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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