The Ferrara Balloons Festival is the most important hot air balloon meet in Italy and one of the most prestigious in Europe, with over 120 thousand visitors, in recent years.
It takes place in the Giorgio Bassani park in Ferrara and includes events around hot air ballooning, sport, culture, as well as circus shows and activities for the whole family. The Festival is actually created on a child’s scale: there’s an arena just for kids and beyond the Sports Village, where there are demonstrations and shows about sport, there’s the Renaissance Village, which has shows, historical games, costumed tournaments and chivalric jousting. Not forgetting the food and wine aspects, too.
After dark, the sky is studded with coloured lights: the magic of the illuminated hot-air balloons, set to music, has always created moments of great emotion.