The Aeronautical Museum "Gianni Caproni", founded by aviation pioneer from Trento Gianni Caproni, boasts the first aeronautical collection existing in the world, dating back to the 1920s. Since the beginning of his career, Gianni Caproni decided to keep some of his main aircrafts in his garages rather than dismantling them to use them as spare parts for new projects.
This choice led, in 1927, to the creation of the Museum. The Aeronautical Museum "Gianni Caproni" was re-opened in Trento in 1992, and was later integrated into the network of science museums headed by MUSE-The Science Museum. At present, the Museum aims at the diffusion of the history and culture of aeronautics to the general public by organizing permanent and temporary exhibitions, specific activities for schools, cultural events and scientific publications.