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Ballooning and Balloon Flights in Italy

Ballooning and Balloon flights over Italy from Florence, Siena and other parts of Tuscany, Aosta and Turin

Tuscany is one of the main ballooning areas in Italy. There can be no better place to fall in love with ballooning than in Tuscany. Rolling hills and fantastic scenery awaits.

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.

20 Things to do in Italy Besides a Hot Air Balloon Ride

  1. Visit the Colosseum in Rome

  2. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Tuscany

  3. Explore the canals of Venice

  4. Visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Vatican City

  5. Take a gondola ride in Venice

  6. See the Trevi Fountain in Rome

  7. Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

  8. Explore the ruins of Pompeii

  9. See the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City

  10. Take a cooking class in Tuscany

  11. Visit the Amalfi Coast

  12. Visit the Florence Cathedral

  13. See the David statue by Michelangelo in Florence

  14. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in Rome

  15. See the Cinque Terre coastal towns

  16. Visit the historic city of Verona

  17. See the Roman Colosseum in Rome

  18. Visit Milan and see the famous Cathedral of Milan.

  19. Visit the historic city of Florence.

  20. Take a day trip to the island of Capri.