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.
For more information regarding train schedules and stations please check:www.trenitalia.com
For more information on the Suburban train, visit www.tper.it orwww.fer-online.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).
Museum and factory tours
In view of the celebrations for the 90th Anniversary of Ducati in 2016, the Museum will be closed for renovation from March 29th to mid-June.
During the mentioned period the factory guided tours will still be available, by appointment in the usual days and times.
Updates about the reopening will be published on this web page as soon as they will be available.
factory and museum tours need to be booked and conducted by a Ducati guide.
9.15 - 11.00 - 13.45 - 15.30
only guided museum tours are possible:
11.00 - 12.00
Saturdays, guided tours of both the factory and museum are reserved exclusively
to DOC groups
On Saturdays afternoon;
Monday 28th March 2016;
Monday 25th April 2016;
Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 2016;
From Saturday 30th June t Sunday 28th August included;
Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th October 2016;
Monday 31st October and 1st November 2016;
Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December 2016;
From Thursday 22nd December 2016 to Sunday 8th January 2017 included.
Italian and English.
German and Spanish, subject to availability, and only for groups - specify this
in the NOTES field of the booking form
Fullprice € 10.00 per person
Reduced price € 8.00 per person
price applies to:
- groups of more than 10 people;
- Ducati bike owners (present your Ducati Card at
the time of ticket purchase);
- tours booked for Saturday;
- tours booked for Monday to Friday in cases
whether either the museum or factory cannot be visited due to unforeseen
- visitors under 10 years of age;
- disabled visitors and their helpers;
- teachers accompanying school groups. Teachers
benefit from free entry according to the following ratios (unless alternative
arrangements have been made with booking service staff):
a) in the case of primary schools: 1 adult chaperon
for every 5 pupils or fractions of 5;
b) in the case of middle and high schools: 1
chaperon for every 10 pupils or fraction of 10;
- coach drivers accompanying tour groups;
- tourist interpreters when needed to support the
- official tourist guides, the relevant ID card
must be shown.
in cash at Ducati on the day of your tour.
advance payment via bank transfer.
will go to the Fondazione Ducati
: the association which organises all Ducati's
no-profit activities with passion, professionalism and pride.
Holding reserves the right to alter the duration, content and programme of the
tour in cases of production schedule changes or unforeseen circumstances.
The visit is not allowed to unaccompanied minors.
For safety reason, it is not allowed to visit the factory with slippers, sandal or open toe shoes.
to fill in the booking request form.
is confirmed only after the receipt of email confirmation from Ducati.
(0)51 6413343 - service available from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 11am and
from 2pm to 4pm.
subject to availability.
If you would
like more information about tours and our company please refer to the tour FAQ
by clicking here
The bridge between school and businesses
Fisica in Moto (physics on motorcycles), located at the historical
Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, is the interactive didactic physics
laboratory dedicated specifically to high school students created
through the collaboration of the Fondazione Ducati together and the
Liceo Malpighi (Malpighi high school) in Bologna.
The purpose of the laboratory is to build a bridge between schools and
businesses through the experience of science and technology museums.
Specifically designed and custom-built interactive machines will be used
inside the laboratory to demonstrate the principles of physics that
students learn at school, as well as phsyics’ relationship with a Ducati
MotoGP bike. The whole course has been developed with the collaboration
of the professors from Bologna’s Malpighi high school and university
For further information about the visits program, visit Fisica In Moto Website.