Hot Air Balloon Festival in Florence

The first edition of the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Florence will take place over two weekends in autumn 2017 at the Visarno Racecourse.

This new Florence festival will take place on 28th and 29th October and 4th and 5th November 2017 at the Visarno Racecourse (Ippodromo delle Cascine) on the outskirts of the city. This Hot Air Balloon Festival in Florence is sure to be a great event, and particularly fun for families as there will also be an educational playground, as well as extraordinary displays and interactive workshops.

During the weekends, visitors will be able to learn more about hot air balloons and experience the thrill of a hot air balloon ride inside a balloon anchored to the ground that will take guests 20 metres up into the crisp Tuscan sky. Throughout each day there will also be “Explore the Hot Air Balloon” shows, allowing you to step inside a teathered balloon and learn more about their magic from experts.

For those who want to enjoy a full day at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Florence, at 6.30 pm there will be an exciting balloon show with music, creating an unforgettable atmosphere as the sun sets over the Renaissance city.

As well as events dedicated to the hot air balloon, there will also be a kite festival, with workshops particularly suitable for children where they can learn to build their own kite. There will also be a Lego exhibition and a workshop where children can play and build models in a safe and fun environment.

If you would like to find out more about the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Florence, please visit, where you can book a free hot air balloon ride and see the full programme of events. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about our Italy family holidays, which are hand-crafted to suit the needs of your family by one of our Italy travel experts, please click here to browse our holidays or send us an online enquiry.

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