Certain Ducati motorcycle models will use a single sided swingarm. These types of swingarms look great, but they will require a specialized Ducati rear stand to lift the rear wheel for basic maintenance.
A specific Ducati stand will have a special pin that will interface with the center of the wheel hub so you can lift the rear tire into the air. These types of stands make chain cleaning and lubrication very simple. Combine the rear stand with a front stand and you can service the front wheel and forks. You can also winterize the bike and get it off of its tires for winter storage. Your Italian motorcycle should have stable stands for storage and basic maintenance.