Italian Air Force Historical Archive

Category: Database of National Military History Archives Published: Thursday, 02 January 2020

1. Archive name (English)

Italian Air Force Historical Office


2. Archive name (native)

Ufficio Storico dell’Aeronautica Militare Italiana


3. Address

Stato Maggiore Aeronautica 5°Reparto – Ufficio Storico, postal address Viale del’Università n.4., 00186    Roma – Italia

Office site: Viale dell’Università n. 4  00186  Roma - Italia



4. Organization affiliation

The Italian Air Force Historical Office is a department of  the Italian Air Force Staff.  Each Armed Forces in Italy has its own historical archives subordinated  to the Ministry of  Defence.


5. Website



6. E-Mail/Contact


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7. Phone

+39 06 4986 5724


8. Fax

+39 06 4986 5724


9. General description of contents

The Italian Air Force Historical Office is responsible for the cataloging, preservation of documents related to the Aeronautical History Furthermore the Office conducts activities of research and advice.  The archive includes documents from all units of the Italian Air Force.



10. Categories, Linear measurement, Period covered

By the end of 2017, the Historical Office kept holdings of approximately the following amount:

• 1,5 Km of written records

• 15.000 about photographs

• 30.000 books in the library.

These holdings cover the period from the beginning of the twentieth century up to now.


11. Access conditions (opening hours)

Monday : closed;

Tuesday to Thursday: fm 09:00 to 14:00;

Friday: fm 09:00 to 11:00


12. Conditions of use (legal conditions)

Cultural Heritage Code and Defence Ministry Decree


13. Publications/Guides of the archive

A previous contact is necessary in order to prepare the visitors reception and to provide support during the stay in the Archive and Library.

It is useful to consult the guide published by Silvia Trani