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Porto Corsa in Cars 2 or Portofino Italy?

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Portofino Italy
Originally uploaded by Transit Nerds

The Disney / Pixar animated film “Cars 2” has some amazing graphics showing an imaginary car racing city of “Porto Corsa”. According to Wikipedia the animators created the city based partly on their drives around the coast of northern Italy in Liguria and especially the city of Portofino, located on the Mediterreanean Coast just north of the Cinque Terre, an area we blogged about in 2010 during the family train adventures throughout Europe.

European Events 2010

european events 2010

European Capitals of Culture 2010

Here, from Eurail‘s website, are lists of some major events across Europe in 2010.

Three European Cities have been designated as “Capitals of Culture” for 2010, and will will host a year of music, theatre, dance, film, literature, and more.

Rough Guide lists some major European Events

  • Carnevale, Venice, Italy (February – March)
  • St Patrick’s Day, Dublin, Ireland (March)
  • Las Fallas, Valencia, Spain (March) More online
  • Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll, Brockworth, England (May)
  • Notting Hill Carnival, London, England (August)
  • Montreux Jazz Festival, Geneva, Switzerland (July)
  • Il Palio, Siena, Italy (July – August)
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland (August)
  • Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain (July)
  • La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain (August)
  • Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany (September – October)

European Music festivals (note there are MANY more than this! )



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