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Museo Ducati

Via Antonio Cavalieri Ducati 3, 40132 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 6413111

Reference maps: L-8

Date of last update: 03/08/2017, 10:37

History and future, challenges and successes, vision and determination: the new Ducati Museum is a legendary journey through the 90 plus years of the company famous for its style, performance and pursuit of perfection.

The museum was completely renovated in 2016, for the 90th anniversary of Ducati's founding. Participants at WDW2016 got a sneak peek in July, and the exhibits were officially inaugurated on 23 September.

The new narrative proposed by the Ducati Museum is divided along three different exhibition itineraries:

  • The gallery of the Ducati production motorcycles that have marked the different periods: 15 road bikes that illustrate the socio-cultural evolution that has taken place from 1946 to the present, embellished by an exhibition concept that brings out shapes and design through artistic installations.
  • The parade of the Ducati racing bikes that with their victories have built the sports legend of Borgo Panigale, displayed next to their trophies and the racing suits of the champions.
  • The Ducati Moments time line - facts, people and technological innovations that represent the milestones of the company's history.

These narratives underline the constant osmosis between road bikes and racing motorcycles. Competitive technologies have been poured into the road bikes, making the Ducati motorcycles truly unique. But at the same time, the production motorcycles were the basis for several racing models.

The thread that links product development and racing motorcycle is the foundation of Ducati's credo: Style, Sophistication and Performance.

www.ducati.com

By Car
Bologna is located in the northeast of Italy, 1 hour from Florence, 2 hours from Milan, 2 hours from Venice and 3.5 hours from Rome and at the crossroads of all the main Italian motorways (autostrade): the A14, A13 and A1.
For directions, see the Google Map.
The Museum is located within the factory - Via Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, 3 - Bologna.
From the Bologna Central Station
Bologna is a main stop on the Italian rail system and all of the most important national and international lines pass through it. Trains depart from Milan and Rome to Bologna almost every hour. To get from the Bologna Central Station to the Ducati factory, you can either take a taxi (about 15 € and a 20 minutes ride), a bus (1,30€/1, 50€ bus ticket and an approximately 40 minute ride) a train or a suburban train (1, 30€/1,50€ ticket and the trip takes about 10 minutes).
Taxi
The taxi stop is in the small square in front of the station, on the right side. Ducati is located on Via Cavalieri Ducati 3, Borgo Panigale. Tell the taxi driver, sit back and relax.
Bus
Get on bus number 36 going towards the "Barca" or the number 39 that circles the city. From either bus, get off at the first stop of Via Lame and change to bus number 13, going towards "Via Normandia - Borgo Panigale". Get off the bus at the stop named "Borgo Panigale", at the intersection between via Marco Emilio Lepido and Via Cavalieri Ducati. Take Via Ducati (coming from the center of Bologna, it is a left turn) and you will find the entrance to the Company on your right after approximately 200 meters.
For more information regarding buses scedules and stops please check: www.tper.it
Train
The Suburban train service (Suburbana) leaves from central station - platform West (binario ovest) to the Borgo Panigale station. Direction Porretta Terme or Vignola.
By train take the one to Porretta Terme or Vignola.
When you get off the train in Borgo Panigale, go up the stairs to the street above you and reach the bus stop. Take bus number 13 towards via Normandia and get off at the 3rd stop called "Borgo Panigale", nearby the intersection between via Marco Emilio Lepido and Via Cavalieri Ducati. Take Via Ducati and you will find the entrance to the company on your right after approximately 200 meters.
For more information regarding train schedules and stations please check: www.trenitalia.com
For more information on the Suburban train, visit www.tper.it or www.fer.it
From BLQ airport
Ducati can be easily reached by taxi from Bologna's Airport Guglielmo Marconi (www.bologna-airport.it)
The taxi stand is right outside of the arrivals terminal (about 10 € and a 10 minutes ride).

From 9th January 2017 the Ducati Museum is open to the public without having to make a booking  for individuals and groups up to 10 persons.
Full: € 15 per person
Group: € 13 per person  
In case of reservations for more than 10 people
Reduced: € 10 per person  a. Ducati Owners - please show your Ducati Card when purchasing the ticket b. over-65s
Schools: school groups are not allowed to visit the Museum on their own. A dedicated package that includes the guided tour of Museum and Factory is available at a reduced price
Free entry: a. Desmo Owners Club members - please show your Membership Card for the current year b. Under 11s c. Disabled persons and their carers d. Class teachers/tutors e. Drivers, tour guides, interpreters.
Museum visits must begin by 16.00.
The Museum visit lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Unaccompained under 18s are not permitted to visit the Museum on their own.
Payment methods:
Cash in the case of individual visits (up to 10 persons) Bank transfer: for groups over 10 people.



From 9th January 2017 it will only be possible to have a guided tour of the factory if a booking has been made beforehand; all tours will have an official Ducati guide.
The factory visit lasts 60 minutes.
The meeting point for factory visits is the Visitor Center, located inside the Ducati Motor Holding building in Via Cavalieri Ducati 3.
Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes before the start of the visit and that you have your tour confirmation with you.
Languages: Italian and English. For groups only, subject to availability, visits can also be conducted in French, Spanish or German - please specify at the time of booking.
The Museum can be visited before or after the factory, where Museum opening hours permit.
Ducati Motor Holding reserves the right to vary the tour duration, content and programme.  
The ticket includes the guided tour of the factory and entry to the Museum
Full: € 30 per person
Group: € 26 per person
In case of reservations for more than 10 people.

Fees
Reduced: € 20 per person a. Ducati Owners - please show your Ducati Card when purchasing the ticket b. Over-65s    
Schools: € 12 per person a. Middle and Secondary Schools b. Universities
Free: a. Desmo Owners Club members - please show your Membership Card for the current year b. Under-11s c. Disabled persons and their carers d. Teachers e. Drivers, tour guides, interpreters
Payment methods:
Cash in the case of individual visits (bookings up to a maximum of 10 persons) Bank transfer in advance for groups, to confirm the factory tour booking and Museum visit.
How to book - fill the form

Winter schedule  (from 9/01/2017 to 30/04/2017)
Monday: 9.00 - 17.00
Tuesday: 9.00 - 17.00
Wednesday : closed
Thursday: 9.00 - 17.00
Friday: 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday: 9.00 - 17.00
Sunday: closed

Summer schedule (from 1/04/2017 to 4/10/2017)

Monday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sunday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Closed: Wednesdays, except 4 October.
From 14 to 20 of August
Easter Sunday and Monday
1 May
It takes about one hour to visit the Museum.
Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Ducati Motor Holding reserves the right to vary closing dates for special circumstances.

Opening days and guided factory tour starting times
Winter timetable (from 9/01/2017 to 28/02/2017)
Monday:individuals: 9.15 and 13.45; groups: 11.00 and 15.30.
Tuesday:individuals: 9.15 and 13.45; groups: 11.00 and 15.30.
Wednesday closed
Thursday:individuals: 9.15 and 13.45; groups: 11.00 and 15.30.
Friday:individuals: 9.15 and 13.45; groups: 11.00 and 15.30.
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed
Individual visits: bookings for a maximum of 10 persons.
Group visits: booking for 11 persons or more.

Summer timetable (from 1/04/2017 to 4/10/2017)

Monday 9:15* - 11:00 - 13:45 - 15:30*
Tuesday 9:15* - 11:00 - 13:45 - 15:30*
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9:15* - 11:00 - 13:45 - 15:30*
Friday 9:15* - 11:00 - 13:45 - 15:30*
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

* The Museum can only be visited after first visiting the factory.
** We recommend that you arrive in time to see the Museum. The unguided Museum visit lasts approximately 60 minutes.
The meeting point for factory visits is the Visitor Center, located inside the Ducati Motor Holding building in Via Cavalieri Ducati 3.
Please make sure you arrive with a copy of the booking confirmation 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

The factory is closed on:
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
From 29th July to 3rd September included
From 23rd Sept. to 10th Oct. included
From 1st to 5th Nov
8th Dec
From 21st Dec. to 7th Jan. included
The closing days in 2018 will be published in February 2018.

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