Memorabilia, memories and history of the most loved body in the world: the Firefighters. A place of wonder and memory where you can retrace the 213 years of the body and rediscover in their deeds their goodness of mind and loyalty towards uniform, something that is perfectly reflected in the care of the museum and in the enthusiasm of telling the audience.
It’s thanks to MuseoCity, a non-profit association with the mission of bringing museums closer to the people and that every year in March organizes a major event that involves the whole city, which the Historical Museum of Firefighters opens its doors by adhering to the first time to the project. This has allowed, to enthusiasts and not, to discover a fascinating private treasure and that traces, through the story of the body, the course of the history of Italy. Inside the museum you can “touch” what the Firefighters has been and continues to be: from work tools to means of transport, from uniforms to communication devices and everything that runs parallel to this body in a parallel and collateral way. From the health assistance service (active until the early 1900s) to the gymnastic body (of which the Milan Sports Group is dedicated to Carlo Galimberti, award-winning firefighter and Olympic winner who lost his life heroically in the performance of duty), up to all specializations from divers to the SAF or from the airport group to the NBCR.
Undoubtedly a historical and cultural immersion in a body so loved as little recognized where the firmness of spirit is equal to that of ancient medieval knights who made honor, courage, loyalty and mercy their fundamental values. So here is that the barracks are transformed into their castle with a self-sufficient village from the shed to the cobbler and the means become their trusted steeds. After all, are not our knights with shimmery guns? Those that when we are in difficulty are always the first to intervene, to have a word for us or to show us the way to resist? The museum in every object, in every word of its ciceroni and in every detail taken care of to perfection transmit the love that these men have for the Firefighters and that the Firefighters has towards its men. An experience full of beauty and emotion that tells true who are these men who every day put their lives at risk for others, as the prayer of Santa Barbara says of them: “A day without risk is not lived, because for us believers death is life, it is light: in the terror of collapses, in the fury of the waters, in the hell of the fires.”
Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco di Milano
Via Messina, 35
Per info: 02-3190376