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Old February 28th 07, 08:55 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
CWO4 Dave Mann
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Hey group, I'll be in Rome, the Eternal City, from March 21st to 25th.
Where are some military and aviation museums for me to visit?

Molto Grazie!

Dave
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Old February 28th 07, 08:59 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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CWO4 Dave Mann wrote:
Hey group, I'll be in Rome, the Eternal City, from March 21st to 25th.
Where are some military and aviation museums for me to visit?

Molto Grazie!

Dave




Can't wait to hear about what the Romans do - and how well you did it.



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Cheers

Dave Kearton


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Old February 28th 07, 09:36 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Dave Kearton wrote:
CWO4 Dave Mann wrote:
Hey group, I'll be in Rome, the Eternal City, from March 21st to 25th.
Where are some military and aviation museums for me to visit?

Molto Grazie!

Dave




Can't wait to hear about what the Romans do - and how well you did it.




I'll post pictures!

Cheers,

Dave

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Old February 28th 07, 09:58 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Hey group, I'll be in Rome, the Eternal City, from March 21st to 25th.
Where are some military and aviation museums for me to visit?

Molto Grazie!

Dave


It is illegal in Italy to photograph (serving) military aircraft. Take
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Old February 28th 07, 10:37 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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RustYŠ wrote:
"CWO4 Dave Mann" wrote in message
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Hey group, I'll be in Rome, the Eternal City, from March 21st to 25th.
Where are some military and aviation museums for me to visit?

Molto Grazie!

Dave


It is illegal in Italy to photograph (serving) military aircraft. Take
care.



Glad you told me before I got there. Suddenly I had a vision of that
movie about Turkey and "Squeal Like Pig".

Thanks!

Dave



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Old March 1st 07, 12:41 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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I lived in Rome in the late 60s. I never visited any contemporary military
museums there, but see this link.
http://aeroweb.lucia.it/en/museums/vigna.htm.

From visiting other museums in Italy, beware of posted times, and
double-check locally before you go. There are SO MANY OTHER THINGS TO SEE
dealing with ancient Rome that you just might pass on the modern stuff. I
recommend the Capitoline and Vatican Museums during any first trip to the
City, and a look at Hadrian's Villa in nearby Tivoli.

A possible day trip to see the beaches and war cemeteries in Anzio-Nettuno
is worthwhile, ditto the area around Cassino but don't try both in one day.

The coolest "military" stuff I saw in all of Italy was in Naples, at the
"National Museum" downtown. The collection of gladiator helmets and armor
there will blow you away: it all comes from the excavations at Pompeii.
That would be a looooooong day trip, about three hours one way by train from
Rome, as I recall.

In Rome itself you should walk from the Colliseum to Piazza Venetzia, where
Mussolini spoke from the balcony, then up the Capotline Hill steps, and go
around to the right and "back" for a magnificent view of the main Forum.
Don't miss walking across the Island In the Tiber and checking out the
remains of the Circus Maximus. Empty but still awesome in size.

I could go on and on but hope this helps.

Brian
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Old March 1st 07, 01:55 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
CWO4 Dave Mann
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I lived in Rome in the late 60s. I never visited any contemporary military
museums there, but see this link.
http://aeroweb.lucia.it/en/museums/vigna.htm.

From visiting other museums in Italy, beware of posted times, and
double-check locally before you go. There are SO MANY OTHER THINGS TO SEE
dealing with ancient Rome that you just might pass on the modern stuff. I
recommend the Capitoline and Vatican Museums during any first trip to the
City, and a look at Hadrian's Villa in nearby Tivoli.

A possible day trip to see the beaches and war cemeteries in Anzio-Nettuno
is worthwhile, ditto the area around Cassino but don't try both in one day.

The coolest "military" stuff I saw in all of Italy was in Naples, at the
"National Museum" downtown. The collection of gladiator helmets and armor
there will blow you away: it all comes from the excavations at Pompeii.
That would be a looooooong day trip, about three hours one way by train from
Rome, as I recall.

In Rome itself you should walk from the Colliseum to Piazza Venetzia, where
Mussolini spoke from the balcony, then up the Capotline Hill steps, and go
around to the right and "back" for a magnificent view of the main Forum.
Don't miss walking across the Island In the Tiber and checking out the
remains of the Circus Maximus. Empty but still awesome in size.

I could go on and on but hope this helps.

Brian



Oh great! thanks for the tips. I've been to Anzio on TDY back in the
early 80's to the NATO school there so got to see lots and lots.

We have a tour laid on for the Vatican and the Coliseum. I will be a
guest on this trip -- my marvelous wife has won a business trip each
year for the past five years. She is a real estate attorney and her
firm rewards the top producers with trips. Anyway, while she gets to
sit in a bunch of seminars, I will for sure walk all over the place.

I speak fluent Spanish and picked up some Italian when I was in Anzio.
I checked out a DVD and book from the library last week and I'm amazed
at how much progress I have made so communicating will not be a problem,
at least for me.

I think you are correct about looking at the old stuff rather than the
new stuff. I've never been to Rome, so I am going to max out the time
there.

After that we are flying up to Germany to visit with our oldest son who
has just returned from his third tour down range and is preparing to be
discharged from the Army. He is accepted to the University in Trier and
is going to study mathematics. He's a fluent German speaker.

As you can tell I am really rpoud of my whole family, we have three
other kids who are all God's gifts to us.

Regards,

Dave



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Old March 1st 07, 12:09 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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The Island in the Tiber (Isola Tiberina)
http://www.isolatiberina.it/Index_e.html has a great restaurant right next
to the bar on the left as you pass across on the Ponte Fabrico (sp) (the one
with the ancient heads on pedestals). The island is easily one of the most
atmospheric and evovative places in the entire city, and I never miss an
opportunity when there to visit it. Also, make sure you see the Bocca della
Verita (Mouth of Truth) in the portico of a 7th century early Christian
Church not far from the Circus Maximus (I forget the name).
http://www.freereservation.com/roma2/22.htm.
http://www.dpsusa.com/bocca_verita_history.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bocca_della_Verit%C3%A0 It's definitely worth a
look; a fun and legit tourist attraction going back centuries..

Have a great trip.

Brian
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Old March 1st 07, 12:56 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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The Island in the Tiber (Isola Tiberina)
http://www.isolatiberina.it/Index_e.html has a great restaurant right next
to the bar on the left as you pass across on the Ponte Fabrico (sp) (the one
with the ancient heads on pedestals). The island is easily one of the most
atmospheric and evovative places in the entire city, and I never miss an
opportunity when there to visit it. Also, make sure you see the Bocca della
Verita (Mouth of Truth) in the portico of a 7th century early Christian
Church not far from the Circus Maximus (I forget the name).
http://www.freereservation.com/roma2/22.htm.
http://www.dpsusa.com/bocca_verita_history.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bocca_della_Verit%C3%A0 It's definitely worth a
look; a fun and legit tourist attraction going back centuries..

Have a great trip.

Brian



Grazie!



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