60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bologna
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Volterra
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Cortina d'Ampezzo
— 53 nights
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Bologna
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Bologna — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Associazione Vitruvio, then stroll the grounds of Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, and then steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at International museum and library of music, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Palazzo Poggi, and then examine the collection at San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Peretola Airport and Verona Villafranca Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Volterra.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Volterra — 4 nights

Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Explore hidden gems such as Pinacoteca e Museo Civico and Chiesa di San Lino. Societa Cooperativa Artieri Alabastro and Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Volterra: Montespertoli (Tenuta Barbadoro & Azienda Agricola Ammirabile), Cantina Giuliano (in Casciana Alta) and Castello dei Vicari (in Lari). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Agriturismo Diacceroni, make a trip to Rossi Alabastri Volterra, and stop by Boutique del Tartufo.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Volterra road trip site.

Drive from Bologna to Volterra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Volterra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
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Cortina d'Ampezzo — 53 nights

Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Step out of the city life by going to Monte Elmo and Sass Pordoi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cinque Torri and Rifugio Lagazuoi. Change things up with these side-trips from Cortina d'Ampezzo: Canazei (Canazei - Belvedere (Val di Fassa), Piz Boe, &more), Selva di Val Gardena (Freeride Ciampinoi, Telecabin Forcella del Sassolungo, &more) and San Candido (Cappella di Altotting e del Santo Sepolcro, Saint Michael's Church, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Sellaronda, head outdoors with Passeggiata Per Le Famiglie - Circuito Lago di Braies, stroll through Passeggiata Strada del Convento, and delve into the distant past at Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cortina d'Ampezzo trip planning website.

Drive from Volterra to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Cortina d'Ampezzo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Bologna.
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Bologna — 1 day

Heart of Italian Cuisine

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at International museum and library of music, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano, and then take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planner.

Getting from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Bologna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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