The name ''Vulandra'' derives from the Ferrara dialect which means KITE. In fact, the International Kite Festival was born as a hobby by a small group of Ferrara residents in 1980, who had a common passion; KITE FLYING. The first demonstrations were held on the Po embankment and attracted only local citizens, but over the years the event reached greater importance and in 1988 they moved to the G. Bassani Urban Park, where it still takes place in the month of April. , attracting many more citizens from the various provinces of Ferrara. THE EVOLUTION OVER THE YEARS Thanks to the participation of the Vulandra Kite Flying Group in various national and international events, it was an opportunity for them to make themselves known, and they distinguished themselves thanks to their imagination in the creation of kites and their performances, for this very reason it has today become one of the most important kite groups in Europe which hosts hundreds of people from all over Italy, Europe and beyond: it has also become famous worldwide; in fact it hosts numerous American, Japanese, Australian and Brazilian enthusiasts. LEARNING TO VOLARTE All the kites are designed and built by members of the Ferrara club in relation to the world of art: this project is called Volarte. In 1993, a collection of painted kites entitled ''LEARNING TO FLY'' was presented at the Festival, consisting of 10 large kites painted by established Ferrara artists and art school students. On the occasion of the 34th Vulandra International Kite Festival, the idea of ''flying sculptures'' was also launched: the result of which are structures that are unusual in shape, light in architecture and far from the kite model. WHY CHOOSE TO LIVE THIS EXPERIENCE? What distinguishes this event is the originality, imagination and colors of the kite protagonists, in order to impress the spectators and leave them with an unforgettable memory. The aim is to encompass the passion for sporting and amateur kite flying and to create a moment of joy for enthusiasts and also for families, who can spend these days together with children as there is a large inflatable playground and a refreshment area. WHERE TO SLEEP? Book your stay at the Hotel Lucrezia Borgia! We are located 5km from the G. Bassani Urban Park and can be reached by car, bicycle or bus. FOR ENTHUSIASTS The other events in Emilia-Romagna:
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