For the first time ever, Florence will be the venue for the Hot-Air Balloon Festival. On the 28th-29th of October 2017 and the 4th-5th November 2017. The event will take place in the  Ippodromo del Visarno.

You can enjoy a ride on the hot air ballons about 5 minutes at €7.00 for adults and €5.00 for children up to 12 years.

For lunch and dinner, The Risotto festival will fulfill all your risotto cravings. The festival will be held in the same venue as the Hot-Air Ballon festival.

For those who want to prolong their stay, at 6.30 pm every day the exciting show of hot air balloons illuminated with music that will give unforgettable atmosphere.

If you’re seeking more of a thrill and a ride above one of the world’s most stunning cities, head for the field near Calzaiolo, in Bargino (San Casciano in Val di Pesa). The balloon leaves at 8.30am and costs 250 € per person, minimum age 10 years.