"The hot air balloon is the romantic dream of a time when inventions were not necessarily meant for anything, but were scales of the imagination." (Rosario Battiato)
Live an incredible experience, the magic of the Balloon Flight in Tuscany, discover the Chianti hills from another perspective.
A unique panorama as you only could see in a postcard. In this case you will get to enjoy Chianti from this marvellous optic- the mosaic of cypresses and olives from an aerial perspective. Chianti from the sky- just seize this opportunity!
The hot air balloon was invented in 1783 by the Montgolfier brothers in France. The Montgolfiers applied the physical ability of the hot air to rise. In fact, they immediately thought it was the smoke that made the ascent possible, then it was understood that, instead, it was the heated air.
The journey of the hot air balloon is like the journey of life: it is the wind that leads, you know where you start, but not where you arrive. The place of detachment from the earth is known, but not where we will land.
Fly over the most fascinating locations from an absolute new point of view, get excited with the silence of the Tuscan sky, interrupted only by the soft breeze that will graze your face.
A guaranteed and certified fleet of professional pilots at your service, guiding the hot air balloon in a safe and secure way.
The Pilot and the crew will guide you on the hot air balloon excursion taking off from the farm fields in the heart of Chianti. A hot air balloon trip a few kilometers from Florence, flying over the treasures of Tuscany, a unique and unforgettable experience.
And finally an extract from the novel by Jules Verne who in 1863 published the novel "Five weeks on the ball":
“At nine, the three traveling companions took their places inside the basket: the doctor lit the torch and made sure that the flame produced rapid heat. The hot air balloon, which was perfectly balanced on earth, began to rise after a few minutes. On board they had to loosen the ropes that held it. The basket went up twenty feet. "
Available days: Everyday with favorable climate conditions
Bookable Starting Time: 6:00 am
Duration: 3 hours
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Adult rate: € 350,00
€ 230,00 pick up in hotel at 5:00 am and drop off in the hotel. Minivan with 8 seats
Child rate: € 240,00 Children from 8 up to 12 years with ID.
Children must be at least 8 years old to be allowed to fly
Meeting Point: 5:00 am at your hotel or 5:45 am in the flight field