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Free flight

Taking off from the Giorgio Bassani Park's Hot Air Balloon Arena and landing in complete safety in a spot located during the flight excursion with a ground crew that will follow you and bring you back to the park by car. 

All that is left is for you to enjoy the spectacle of the landscapes from above while the pilots will remain at your service to answer your question  about the flight.


Inflows and take-offs: in the morning at 7 a.m. and in the afternoon at 5.30 p.m. (timetable for free flights may vary depending on weather conditions).

Flight Duration: from 45 to 60 minutes (flight duration is dictated by wind conditions, speed and availability of landing spots)

Total duration (inflating, flying and landing): up to 3 hours.



From monday to friday:

Single flight € 150,00 -  Preferential price* € 120,00

Two or more flights € 130,00 each - Preferential price* € 99,00 each 

Saturday and sunday:

Single flight € 190,00 - Preferential price* € 160,00

Two or more flights € 160.00 each - Preferential price* € 140,00 each

*Discounted price apply only to the IKEA FAMILY or IKEA BUSINESS and Club del PleinAir  cardholder.



  • Write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call + 39 345 2313191 (from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and  from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) to check the availability of date and time
  • Validate your reservation by making an advanced payment
  • Send the receipt for the bank transfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. accompanied with the passenger's name and contact details. 



Bank transfer:

Account Holder: Ferrara Fiere Congressi Srl

Number c / c: 4464

Iban code: IT 78 H 05387 13013 0000 0000 4464


Reason of payment: Free Flight in DATE (DAY / MONTH) and TIME CLOCK (7.00 or 17.30)

Once the payment has been made, send the receipt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm the reservation. On the flight day, show the payment receive at the ticket office of the Festival's entrance, to obtain the free entrance and then Secretariat flights with a copy of your booking.



Balloon flying participants must meet the following requirements:

Have a height greater than 130 cm

Not suffering from anxiety-related illnesses due to mental illness, not suffering from any kind of cardiopathy, asthma or respiratory, cardio-circulatory and skeletal deficiency, not having hearing or kidney compensation problems, not being in Being pregnant, not being a pacemaker and being able to practice sport

Carefully observe the instructions of the pilot in command communicated during the briefing before and during the take-off and in particular not to smoke inside the basket and to proximate it, not to throw any kind of object during flight and Do not wear shoes with heels

Take full responsibility for damage or loss of personal belongings carried in flight such as glasses, cell phones, cameras, camcorders, etc. 

Reccomended Clothing:

  • Casual and comfortable T-Shirt, shirt and pants 
  • Tennis or hiking shoes 
  • jacket, sweatshirt or long sleeved shirt
  • headgear.

What you SHOULD NOT wear:

  • Skirts or dresses
  • High heeled shoes or boots or Open toe shoes or sandals


Water bottle is recommended, backpacks and big handbags are to be avoided due to the limited space of the basket and the obstruction that could be caused to other passangers or the pilot.  Pouch or small flat bag are to be preferred.

In case of wind it is possible to incur an abrupt landing.


30 minutes before the flight reach the  park Giorgio Bassani of Ferrara (How to get here).

Check in with the staff of the secretary's desk, placed at the center of the park, in front of the Balloon's Arena (Number 7 on the map: Mapswith a printed copy of the payment  or  gift card voucher and, if you have accessed the discounted prices, the  IKEA FAMILY, IKEA BUSINESS or Club Of the PleinAir card.

Once confirmed your booking you will be required to fill and read the forms for the "Flight Rules", then our staff will divide the various travel groups and accompany you to the balloons and the pilot who will conduct a briefing on the behavioral and safety rules during the flight.

Once done the formalities, you just have to enjoy the magic of the trip and landscapes from above.


Before the flight read the following information: Dangerous goods Flight instructions

N.B .: All hot air balloon flights are subject to specific meteorological conditions. The Organization of the Ferrara Balloons Festival reserves the right to suspend, postpone or modify the flight program (free and / or restricted) if the weather or other conditions cause its safety.



Ferrara Balloons Festival è un evento organizzato da Ferrara Fiere Congressi S.r.l.
Via della Fiera, 11 - 44124 Ferrara, Italy
Tel. +39 0532 900713 - Fax +39 0532 976997 - e-mail:
Società soggetta ad attività di direzione e coordinamento da parte di Bologna Fiere S.p.A.
Cap. Soc. Euro 156.000 interamente versato C.F. - P.IVA e Reg. Imp. 01350170385 REA 150140.