Even though the Ducati Museum in Bologna has been closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can still take a virtual tour from the safety of your computer, tablet or phone, thanks to Google Maps.
Navigation is easy. You can move your mouse around to scan left and right and up and down and use the arrows on the floor to move forward, back or into the side rooms.
The Ducati Museum attracts about 40,000 fans a year from around the world.
The factory Ducati museum
Displays include the 1946 Cucciolo to the most recent Desmosedici GP and World Superbikes. The Museum covers an area of 850 square metres and the exhibition surrounds a giant red helmet with motorcycles displayed on an illuminated track. There are also seven thematic rooms, with displays, historic videos and mementoes.
The museum was officially recognised in 2012 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Regional Activities as a site of significant cultural value and for the fourth consecutive year it has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
In 2014, more than 40,000 people from all over the world visited the Ducati Museum with TripAdvisor reviewers giving it a score of 4.5 out of 5.
To select the winners of the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor uses a special algorithm that takes into account a range of factors such as the quality, quantity and relevance of the reviews. It also considers the opinions posted by travellers over the last 12 months, the position of the attraction in the site’s popularity rankings and how long it has been in those rankings.