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Museo Ducati, Bologna

3 Via Cavalieri Ducati
Italy 40132
Tel: 39 051 641 3343's insider take:

A sharply designed tribute to the city's legendary red motorbikes and 50 years of motorcycle racing, the Ducati Museum is housed in an annex of the company's factory in the eastern suburbs of Bologna. The main area consists of an illuminated racetrack on which 33 bikes—from the cute postwar Cuccciolo to the mighty modern Desmosedici—are arranged in chronological order. Seven themed rooms then take visitors through the history and significant technical advances of the company in more detail. Admission is via guided tour: Weekdays require booking, but on Saturdays, just arrive and hook up with a tour.

Tours Mondays through Fridays from 11 am to 4 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am to 1 pm.

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