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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: 17/01/2019, 13:01

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 23rd 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).

Car sharing


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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).

Full: € 15 per person

Group: € 13 per person 

  • In case of reservations for more than 10 people
  • Card Musei Metropolitani of Bologna owners. More info visit the website cardmuseibologna.it

Reduced: € 10 per person 

  • Ducati Owners - please show your Ducati Card when purchasing the ticket
  • Over-65
  • Taking part in Ducati events (Ducati Riding Experience, Ducati Tribune, Ducati Dream Tour, WorldDucatiWeek etc.)

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 (for further information click here)

Free entry:

  • Desmo Owners Club members - please show your Membership Card for the current yearb. 
  • Under-11s 
  • Disabled persons and their carers 
  • Class teachers/tutors
  • Drivers, tour guides, interpreters

Payment methods

  • Cash in case of individual visits (up to 10 persons)
  • Bank transfer: for groups over 10 people

Winter schedule (from Monday 8 October 2018 to Monday 2 April 2019)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am-6pm
closed on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

Summer schedule (from Sunday 7th April to Sunday 6th October 2019)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday:9am-6pm
closed on Wednesday

2019 Closing days:

  • Wednesday and Sunday (until 1st April 2019)
  • Wednesday (from 2nd April to 6th October 2019)
  • 21st and 22nd April 2019
  • From 12th to 18th August 2019
  • From 7th October 2019 to 6th January 2020

It takes about one hour to visit the Museum.

Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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