After the success of the second year edition, the “Matera Balloon Festival” (MBF) is coming back ready to colour the sky of the European Capital of Culture 2019 and the verticality of its Sassi.

From 8th to 11th of October we will admire the vertical beauty of this unspoiled scenery sometimes rugged but amazing for its details.

Designed and promoted to sustain the candidacy, then the subsequent victory of Matera as “European Capital of Culture 2019”, and sponsored by the Matera – Basilicata 2019 Foundation, the Basilicata Region, the City of Matera, the MBF expects four days full of energy.

Murgia Timone, one of the most beautiful areas of the Park of the Murgia Materana, will host sport events, art, culture, local food, walking tours, by bike or horseback and of course, engaging high-flying flights, organized by Comunicazione in Volo, a company certified by ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) with hot air balloons from all across Europe. 

There will be times for schools, families and children thanks to the many educational workshops organized in the amazing event place called Iglú de Vent.

It will be a festival “for all”, designed also for sensory disabled people thanks to the collaboration with the Association SassieMurgia.

The MBF is going to be a perfect time to present to the world this wonderful landscape and all the food and cultural beauties of this timeless land.

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Supported by
APT Basilicata
Comune di Matera
Matera 2019
Camera di Commercio Matera
Comune di Gravina in Puglia
Golden partners