Ballooning and Balloon Flights in Italy
Ballooning and Balloon flights over Italy from Florence, Siena and other parts of Tuscany, Aosta and Turin
Hot air ballooning arrived in Tuscany about 20 years ago, and since then the numbers of ballooning clubs and associations offering balloon rides has increased year by year.
Principal locations in the Chianti region, running from north to south are Tavarnelle/Florence, Colle Val d'Elsa, Siena and Pienza.
A well established Italian balloon flights operator for ballooning in Tuscany who operate from Siena, Florence and the pretty village of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa close to classic Chianti region towns such as San Gimignano with its tall stone towers that you might like to contact is Balloon In Tuscany .
They have flights available every morning during their main season from March to October and by arrangement during the off season. Weather conditions for ballooning are generally good in this part of Italy but it is as well to contact them early so that you can have a back up date if the weather is not suitable on the first date during your stay. This company prides itself on balloon rides with small groups of 2 -6 passengers but can organise bigger groups by request.
To the North of Italy you can take stunning balloon flights during the wintertime amongst the ski resorts of the Italian Alps. From Aosta in Northern Italy take hot air balloon rides with a family run company with 30 years experience of flying this beautiful but challenging mountain region Charbonnier Balloons and fly higher than probably any other balloon rides in Italy or even Europe. Charbonnier Balloons also fly from Turin during the summer season from March to October and from other locations in northern Italy on request.