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 Google Map above.
The Museum is located within the factory - Via Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, 3 - Bologna.
GPS: 44°30'57.6"N 11°16'05.4"E
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.
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.
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).
factory and museum tours need to be booked and conducted by a Ducati guide.
TOUR DAYS AND TIMES
From Monday to Friday:
9.15 - 11.00 - 13.45 - 15.30
Saturday - only guided museum tours are possible:
10.00 - 11.00 - 12.00
On Saturdays, guided tours of both the factory and museum are reserved exclusively to DOC groups.
Closed: on Saturday afternoons, Sundays, Easter (Monday 21st April 2014), during the company's summer break (Saturday 2nd to Sunday 31st August 2014 inclusive), Christmas (Saturday 20th December 2014 to Tuesday 6th January 2015 inclusive) and Italian public holidays (25th April, 1st May, 4th October, 1st November and 8th December).
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