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“Hot Air Ballooning in Chianti” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana

Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana
Strada del Cerro n.3, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy
+39 055 8077940
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Owner description: 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.all in a hot air balloon with safety and courtesy, we are a certified company from ENAC (Civil Aviation Auth.)
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“Hot Air Ballooning in Chianti”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

My husband and I had the most wonderful experience floating over magnificent countryside in a hot air balloon in the middle of the Chianti region just outside Florence. It was a gloriously clear day and we could literally see forever. Beatutiful villages perched on hillsides. Florence off in the distance and all around a glorious landscape sculpted with vineyards, olive groves and fields of grain in various colors of green and amber.
The crew, headed by pilot Stefano with many years of flying experience, calmed any anxieties I felt about flying. He was very detailed in explaining the operation to us and very skilled in executing the manuveurs. The result was a beautiful smooth flight.
We also got to the site of the takeoff early and were able to seem them blow up the balloons and prepare for the flight. It was very interesting to see the whole process.
The flight was followed by breakfast/brunch at Stefano and Gianna's country home. We were served fruit in season, prosciutto, salamis, some great local pecorino cheese, crusty Tuscan bread along with bubbling white wine, coffee and fruit juices. The staff is very friendly and gracious and speaks English very well.
Just an amazing voyage ...

Visited June 2012
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flyitaly, Direttore generale at Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
we want to thank everybody flown with us
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