Balloon Flight Festival 2017
Date(s) - 02 Jun 2017 - 04 Jun 2017
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tradition and innovation merge to perfection into the yearly appointment with the Balloon Flight festival, embellishing the sky above the city and the former Expo site with colourful air balloons by RE/MAX Italia and Warsteiner, as well as the exclusive one-piece-only (I-OECM) by Aeronord Aerostati.
Youngsters and adults alike will be thrilled by this event, which also features a vast selection of activities dedicated to the youngest ones, such as the ‘Lady of the Wind’ open air theatre held aboard of a beautiful air balloon, where kids are told engaging stories about the world of flight. Moreover, kids can also take advantage of fun laboratories to create scale model air balloons with the help of the Flight Festival mascots Piera and Gastone.
In order to fully celebrate flight in all its features, gliders will fly over the park, while children and adults alike have the chance to improve their skills in kite flight or even admire members of the Piloti Italiani Virtuali association land in the park in full safety.
Lovers of new technologies can discover all the innovative features of drones, while the most curious ones have the unique chance to interact with important names of different sectors, ranging from flight engineer Amalia Ercoli Finzi to Franco Malerba, the first Italian astronaut.
Starting from 3 June to 30 June, the EXPerence park also features a display of historical cars from the 30s to the 60s, displayed around the beautiful Tree of Life which will receive a special award.
The event is held at EXPerience Park, located within the former Expo Site.
Tickets and three-day-subscriptions can be purchased either online on the official website or on LiveTicket.
Full ticket: 8 euros; Reduced ticket: 4 euros
Those aiming to taste the best of Italian, French and Far East flavours can take advantage of the exclusive food trucks spread over the park.