3h
Duration
Florence
Spot
4+
Minimum age
EN, IT
Language
All Year
Open
4-8
Availability

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 Chianti hills begins at dawn at the meeting point indicated on the map, near San Casciano Val di Pesa (easily reached along the Florence-Siena motorway).

After a short briefing on how the flight will take place, your adventure begins. You will take off amidst typical Tuscan hillsides rich in vineyards, olive groves, and characteristic villages.

For about an hour, you will be able to admire a dream landscape from above, the multicoloured vineyards and valleys. You will see the beautiful landscapes of the Tuscan countryside.

After landing, you can taste typical local products and toast your adventure with a picnic near the landing site.

WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR

Hot air ballooning near Florence is an activity for everyone: you will be accompanied by a certified pilot who will provide you with all the guidance you need to fly safely. Children with a minimum age of 4 years can participate. Pregnant women, heart patients, people with respiratory problems are not allowed on board for safety reasons.

Details

Services included

Certified Pilot

Introductory lesson

Transport to take-off point

Aperitif with final toast

Recommended clothing

Sportswear suitable for the season

Closed shoes

Water

Small backpack

Additional information

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

You can fly 365 days a year, subject to weather forecasts

Cancellation Policy

Prices

Hot air balloon flight over the Chianti hills – Adults 12+ €330/persona
Hot air balloon flight over the Chianti hills – Kids 4-12 years €255/persona

Meeting Points

Via Paterno, 10, 50026 San Casciano in Val di pesa (FI)

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