Ferrara Balloons Festival

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Flying above the Ancient Castle during the Ferrara Balloons Festival

Ferrara Balloons Festival is a yearly hot air balloon festival that takes place in Ferrara, Italy and is considered to be one of the largest festivals[citation needed] of hot air ballooning in Europe, with numerous teams from Italy and other parts of the world bringing their traditional or uniquely shaped aircraft. It lasts for ten days.

The first festival began in 2005. One of the most popular features of the Festival is the ascent of balloons in the sky, all setting off from the Bassani Urban Park just outside the Renaissance city walls of the UNESCO World Heritage City.

Organised by the city council and the provincial administration of Ferrara, the festival also features concerts, shows, entertainment and a grand Village of the Air with attractions, shops and food outlets.

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