This full day shore excursion starts with a walking tour of Bologna, a city known for its rich history, unique architecture and delicious cuisine. Visit the momentous Basilica of San Petronio with its distinctive architecture, unfinished facade and beautiful frescoes. Stop by the local market to learn about some of the area's typical products and enjoy a nice lunch sampling local delicacies. Next, continue on to the Ducati Museum to see exhibits that outline the history of one of Italy's most important motorcycle manufacturers as well as have the chance to visit the Ducati Factory where you can see the production line up close. For lovers of history and motorcycles, there is no better way to spend the day.
Length: 8 hours
Available: All year round.
Departure time: Scheduled with ship's disembarkation.
Meeting point: At Cruise Terminal - To be advised.
Tour Highlights: Private guided tour of Bologna and Monuments; Tour of Ducati Museum.
Price includes: Private Guide; Private Guided Tour; Private Transportation; Ducati Museum Entrance Fees.
Price doesn't include: All not mentioned under "Price Includes"
Upon arrival at the port, meet with your guide to start your Bologna and Ducati Museum shore excursion. Travel to the city center of Bologna and begin your walking tour in the main square, Piazza Maggiore. Here you will have the chance to admire the architecture of the surrounding monuments including the public palaces Palazzo del Podesta and Palazzo d'Accursio. Next, stop by the Basilica of San Petronio to see the unique facade (which was never completed), beautiful frescoes and the artwork in the numerous chapels. Afterwards you will visit the Palace of Archiginasio, which is part of the campus of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world. Finally, stop by the local market for leisure and shopping time, as well a break for lunch before continuing the tour and visiting the Ducati Museum. Here you will have the chance to view exhibits that outline the history of the Ducati Company as well as visit the Ducati Factory. At the end of the tour, you will make the return trip to the harbor to board your ship once more.
This tour operates rain or shine. Please note that the Ducati Museum is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays from early October through February and on Wednesdays from March through early October.