Florence, inaugurated Florence Eye, Italy's highest mobile Ferris wheel


The tallest mobile Ferris wheel in Italy has been unveiled in Florence: Florence Eye, this is the name of the massive 55-meter-high mobile wheel, will soar above the Cascine Park from December 8, 2023 to June 10, 2024.

The tallest mobile Ferris wheel in Italy has been inaugurated in Florence : Florence Eye, this is the name of the imposing 55-meter-tall Ferris wheel, will soar above the Cascine Park from December 8, 2023 to June 10, 2024. Located in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, right at the entrance of the park, until January 15, 2024 it is the main attraction of the Christmas village that will see also the presence of a large ice skating rink installed to entertain young and old, sportsmen and simple enthusiasts alike, a bright 11-meter-high Christmas tree, and Santa’s sleigh, designed to make people experience a Christmas adventure thanks to special visors that will allow them to “fly” above Santa’s village.

The Cascine Park is thus transformed into the village of the Florentine holiday season with the intention of increasing the spirit of community and aggregationwithin the city’s green lung. Special attention is paid to children, young people and families thanks to the great attractions and other activities that will enliven Piazza Vittorio Veneto. On the program will be an artisans’ market, a foodarea dedicated to serving food and beverages such as roasted chestnuts, crepes, mulled wine and various sweets, and finally, circus shows with street acrobats, theatrical performances and animations for the little ones. All seasoned with scenic décor and Christmas decorations to create a warm and welcoming yet environmentally conscious atmosphere: in fact, Florence Eye is powered through wind and solar energy. It is Frisbi Energia, an innovative Florentine startup that powers Florence Eye and the adjacent attractions. The entire village is powered by energy produced in Italy from photovoltaic and wind power plants; Frisbi will provideÌ? the energy needed not only for the activity of the wheel, but of the entire theme park, including the ice skating rink.

“A double beautiful novelty this year for the Ferris wheel moving to the Cascine,” said Mayor Dario Nardella, “both because at the Fortezza we have the works for the underpass, and because we want to give a signal: the Cascine belong to the Florentines and we want to take them back. We also do it with initiatives like this, because where there is culture, where there are families, there is a real social garrison as a contrast to the problems of security. The other news is that this wheel will stay for a long time, until June. We decided together with Superintendent Ranaldi and Undersecretary Sgarbi to keep it longer, also given the success of the last two years. It will also be a way to attract tourists outside the historic center and spread the flows outside the traditional areas of the city.”

The Florence Eye project is part of the broader redevelopment of the Cascine Park promoted by the City of Florence, accompanied by a series of cultural and entertainment initiatives planned for Christmas 2023, Winter 2024 and Spring 2024. Florence Eye is produced by The Wheel Srl, Runner Pizza, Mondobimbo Group Srl, Sicrea Srl and Secur&Secur Network Srl, with the media partnerership of Radio Bruno, in collaboration with Confartigianato Firenze. The Ferris wheel opens daily from 10 a.m. to midnight. Full ticket 12 euros, reduced 7 euros, free under 2 years old, handicapped and accompanying persons, reduced City of Florence residents 10 euros, family ticket 2 adults and 2 children (reduced) € 34.00, family ticket 2 adults and 1 child (reduced) € 28.00, offer for schools weekdays, in the morning hours until 14.00 students € 5.00 and teacher free (1 teacher every schoolchild).

Florence, inaugurated Florence Eye, Italy's highest mobile Ferris wheel
Florence, inaugurated Florence Eye, Italy's highest mobile Ferris wheel


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