Next time you load the Google Maps and go to Italy to check out some of the historic monuments, forget the Colosseum or the leaning tower of Pisa. You go straight to Bologna, to Via Cavalieri Ducati, and enjoy a virtual tour of the famous Ducati Museum. It is now on Gmaps, offering a free, high-resolution tour.
Ducati Museum on Google Maps promises a realistic visit experience from anywhere in the world and at any time of the day. That is probably why they included the Ducati shop in the experience, thinking virtual visitors might be tempted to treat themselves to some Ducati memorabilia.
Even though who are not that into bikes find Ducati a very cool brand. They are the Ferrari of the bike world, and have a long and glorious history, dating back to the 40s, chock-full of trophies and exotic machines designed to stir the very heart and soul of every onlooker.
The virtual tour of the 850 square metres facility includes a display of over 40 motorcycles that make up the bulk of motorcycling history. The exhibition surrounds a giant red helmet with motorcycles displayed on an illuminated track and seven additional thematic rooms, each creating an emotional experience with associated historic videos and mementoes.
The virtual experience is nothing as thrilling and amusing as a real tour. It is nonetheless a great opportunity for Ducati fans to get to grips with the history of their favortite Italian brand. Check it out here: Ducati Museum on Google Maps.