Ducati motorcycle factory tour – Visit with KIDS
Ducati Motorcycle Factory Tour – Tips for taking the kids
On The Educational Tourist trips everyone participates in the planning. Since my husband is a motorcycle fan during our trip to Italy we learned about motorcycles. We stayed in Bologna and hired a car to take us to the Ducati motorcycle factory where we enjoyed a tour of the museum and factory. Amazing place! Even if you aren’t ‘into’ motorcycles you’ll enjoy a real factory and looking at all the bikes. AND one of the tips for a successful trip is to make sure everyone has a turn. When it isn’t your turn you try to find something interesting, learn something new, and enjoy that your trip mate is so happy.
No photos were allowed in the factory! It has too many goodies the competition might find interesting, I suppose. It was very, very clean, and surprisingly quiet. Everyone was very friendly and seemed delighted we were there. It was the perfect opportunity to discuss an assembly line with the kids. None of us had every been in a real factory before and it was fun and a learning experience for everyone!
The tour included a look at examples of bikes from each year. We loved walking down this timeline admiring the new additions and changes each year.
The design changes from year to year were interesting and the tour guide was amazing. There were examples of very early motorcycles, too, and those were especially fun. I’m sure at the time they were the latest and greatest in design, but now they look funny to us.
My husband, who is a motorcycle lover, was thrilled and we all got a chance to learn a little about one of his loves. I tell the kids that dad listens and learns about Barbies and Trash pack monsters because he loves us and we should do the same for him. It is an easy way to teach children to think about others and how even listening with interest can mean so much to someone else.
We even had the pleasure of meeting one of the first racers and he posed with his bike. I’m sorry I don’t remember his name.
Travel is about learning and sharing and enjoying each other. Take time to explore the interest of each of your travelers as options are available when you travel.
Ducati Motorcycle Factory Tour – Information
Where: Ducati Motorcycle Factory, Via Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, 3 – Bologna
How to Reach: We hired a car to take us from Bologna. It is an easy 1 hour drive and we had an interesting chance to stop at a road side station for a potty break and snack break. But whether you hire a car, drive a car, or take the bus or train, this factory is easy to visit. Directions to the Ducati Motorcycle Factory Tour here.
Schedule: Ducati Motorcycle Factory Tour times: 9:15 – 11:00 and 13:45-15:30.
Fees: Full price 10 euros and Reduced price 8 euros. See this link for who qualifies for reduced price.
Reservations: Reserve spots for your Ducati Motorcycle Factory Tour here.
Natalie, The Educational Tourist