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Tuscany in a hot air balloon

In search of high altitude thrills flying over the incredible Tuscan landscapes from Chianti and Maremma to the cities of art and Val d’Orcia

Have you ever dreamed of admiring the Tuscan cities and hills from above? For those who want to experience an adventure in total safety, whether it's a day of romance or spent with friends, a hot air balloon flight over Tuscany is the ideal option.

On board a hot air balloon, you can admire the most stunning views from a privileged and unique point of view, experiencing goosebumps from the feeling of freedom and enjoying unforgettable moments. Flights can be taken in groups, alone, or in pairs to soar in the sky with your heart pounding and your eyes lost in the 360 degrees of Tuscan landscape that surrounds you. For a big proposal, an exciting honeymoon, a bachelors or bachelorette party in the clouds...every occasion is a good one; perfect, in fact.

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    Hills and villages from above
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    Flying over the cities of art
A hot air balloon flight over the Chianti hills
A hot air balloon flight over the Chianti hills

There are many companies that offer this unique experience that allows you to see the world from a whole new perspective. There are flight locations scattered throughout the territory.

Hills and villages from above

Fly over the magnificent hills covered with the rows of vineyards in Chianti, starting from San Casciano in Val di Pesa or Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, and from there also fly over the Val d'Elsa where the towers of San Gimignano and the villages of Colle Val d'Elsa and Certaldo stand out.

The flight from Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, for example, is scheduled early in the morning in order to take advantage of the best weather conditions, cruising at an altitude between 300 and 2500 feet (between 100 and 800 meters), to admire castles, centuries-old villages, gentle hills that alternate with oak groves and on clear days you can even view the coast and the Tyrrhenian Sea. To finish off the poetic experience, enjoy breakfast by the flight team with typical local products while surrounded by the unique Chianti landscape.

Seek the adrenaline above the UNESCO heritage hills of the Val d'Orcia and the reliefs of an ancient extinct volcano, Mount Amiata, taking off among the clouds of the wild Maremma and floating in the air above villages where time seems to stand still, mountains covered with forests and Mediterranean scrub, and a coast bathed by crystal clear waters.

Flying over the cities of art

- Credit: Mauro Macherelli

Not only can you enjoy views of the most beautiful countryside, you can also experience the major Tuscan cities of art, Florence and Siena, from an entirely new perspective; rising from the historic centre of the city of the giglio and lifting over the cradle of the Renaissance, and from the surroundings of the city of the palio you will discover its history and the famous Crete at high altitude.

Or you can travel from Capannori to the skies above Lucca, an hour-long flight preceded by a short briefing from the pilot and then you're eady to be lulled by the morning winds to discover the Lucchesia and its historic villas, embraced by the lush, untouched nature of Garfagnana and the Serchio Valley that's not too close and not too far, flying over the landscape at a low altitude in order to appreciate every detail from an astonishing viewpoint.

It's something to experience at least once in a lifetime, allowing you to discover and rediscover the Tuscan territory and also new emotions within yourself.

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