“Would you like to listen to the silence of the amazing Murgia plateau, the verticality of the wild ravines, and the blue of a high-flying emotion? The “Matera Balloon Festival” has been a unique showcase to present to the world this wonderful landscape and all the food and cultural beauties of the territory. The event has contributed to develop the territory of this beautiful land through an unusual and funny vehicle able to do great leaps…in the air. Hot air balloons from across Europe flew over Matera and the Murgia, a landscape often pristine, sometimes rough in its beauty, but certainly amazing in its details.”
On 12th March 2015, at the Archaeological Area of the Stadium of Domitian (Piazza Navona – Rome), the “Matera Balloon Festival” received the ITALIVE AWARD 2014 for the category “Sport meetings and events“.
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The prize was awarded to the best ten events organized for the promotion of territories and traditions. The selection was made among the events analysed on the website www.italive.it.
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The Organization of the event thanks all the people that have supported and have believed in the idea, and is ready to start working with much more enthusiasm for the 2015 edition.
Thank you all.