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Hot-air balloon flights over Tuscany

  • Tuscany, Italy

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Last updated: 27 March, 2024

Tuscany is famed for its timeless, rolling landscapes, dotted with ancient villages, farmhouses and castles. Silently drifting 1,000-2,000 feet above them in a hot-air balloon offers a unique and all-encompassing perspective to truly appreciate them, that you just don’t get from the ground.

Flights last about an hour, then it’s back down to earth for a hearty breakfast and glass of Prosecco.

Logistics

Price from: £250
Minimum age: 7
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 3 hours

Getting there & doing it

Flights depart at dawn (6am in high summer) from various points in Tuscany including Montisi (Val d’Orcia), Cortona, Colle Val d’Elsa and Siena. You’ll need to get yourself to the departure point; most hotels can arrange transfers if you don’t have a hire car.

Baskets carry up to 12, though for an exclusive experience, private flights in a smaller balloon can be arranged. No children under seven, or under 137cm, are allowed to fly, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Wear trainers or similar (no sandals) and layers of clothing; it can be chilly at dawn even in the summer.

When to do it

The ballooning season runs roughly from late spring to early autumn with daily flights. Departures are at dawn when there are no thermal currents. In bad weather, flights will be cancelled.

Who to go with: organised tours

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