WHAT IS BALLOONING
The hot air balloon is an aircraft composed of a balloon, which inflates with gas and hot air, and a wicker basket that houses the passengers. The vertical lifting of the hot air balloon occurs thanks to Archimedes’ principle according to which each body receives an upward thrust of equal intensity to the weight of its volume. Hot air, therefore, being less dense than atmospheric air, allows the hot air balloon to fly.
The origins of the hot air balloon date back to distant times, precisely around 220 AD when in China it was used to send military signals.
Flying in a hot air balloon is an extraordinary experience to share in a group or in a couple that combines relaxation with the thrill of flying over spectacular and unique landscapes.
HOW THE ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE
The hot air balloon flight over the town of Assisi, Umbria, begins at dawn at Cantina Dionigi, where Captain Peter, the qualified pilot, will explain how the flight is done with a short safety briefing.
In the meantime, you will enjoy the spectacle of the hot air balloon starting to inflate. When it’s ready, you’ll board the wicker basket and begin to ascend into the sky.
The hot air balloon flight over Assisi takes about an hour, during which Captain Peter will show you the magnificent landscape below. And when it’s time to return, he will identify the most suitable point for landing and slowly regain the ground. But the experience does not end here: you can visit the winery Cantina Dionigi, where you will have a breakfast with local products and tasting of Umbrian wines. Finally, you can toast with a glass of prosecco to your adventure.
WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR
Ballooning is an activity for everyone: you will be accompanied by a certified pilot who will provide you with all the information you need to fly safely. Children ages 6 and up can participate.
Sportswear suitable for the season
In order to carry out the activity you must be in possession of an identification document
Children must have parental permission
You must arrive at least 15 minutes before the activity takes place
The experience is also available in exclusive mode for groups and private tours, contact us for more info