Idea Balloon established in 1994, is a certified commercial air operator of hot air balloons, with 20 years of passenger flights experience, meeting people from all over the world and is the most qualified operator in Tuscany and with Associazione Aerostatica Toscana training pilots for the Lindstrand Balloon ltd , one of the world most important balloons manufacturer.
Meeting with us is enjoying ballooning and see Tuscany from another perspective… From here, you will fly over the legendary Chianti landscape with its hilltop towns, castles, valleys, famous vineyards, and mixed woodlands. A powerful landscape, one of the most civilised rural scenes on earth, cultivated tranquility of olives, vines, and corn. The olives’ silver and the many variegated shades of green appear as a veil over elemental majesty and silence.
On clear days in the distance you can see Florence to the North and the Apennine mountain range in the background; to the West you can see the Elsa valley, San Gimignano, Certaldo, and Volterra and the sea in the far distance; to the South, Poggibonsi, Colle Val d’Elsa and Siena and Monte Amiata in the distance; to the East the higher Monti del Chianti and mixed oak woodlands.We fly in the early morning just after dawn. The inflation takes about 30 minutes, and the flight approximately 1 hour depending on wind and weather conditions. After landing, we load the balloon back onto the retrieving vehicle trailer that follows the balloon throughout the flight, after this we will enjoy a marvellous ”Chianti breakfast”, with toasting pouring prosecco and the pilot will present you the certificate in remembering of the unique experience. You will be the welcome to prove the art&science of flight.
As all flights are subject to wind and general weather condition, the pilot has the final decision, obviously winter flights are not as regular as during the ballooning season, Spring, Summer or Fall.
More info here: http://www.balloonintuscany.com/