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“Sunrise like no other!”

Ballooning in Tuscany
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Montisi
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Owner description: Hot Air ballooning in Tuscany, experience the magic of flight. Hot Air Ballooning tours over Tuscan valleys, hill-top towns, castles, and vineyards. Fly in a hot air balloon in Tuscany from Montisi near Pienza and Montepulciano or Siena and see this magical region from a unique perspective with Ballooning in Tuscany,
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We planned this trip many months in advance for our trip June 19, 2013. The website was clear that the trip might not happen on the chosen date if weather was tricky. I decided it was worth it and planned to have a few alternate days if the first date was difficult...This might be key in planning. Mother Nature went our way and we had an absolutely perfect and stunning flight! We woke really early and found the Montisi launch spot just fine. We arrived with lots of time to see the set-up which you definitely want to experience. Chris was our pilot and he told us lots of stories and pointed to many landmarks! What a peaceful experience! You own the sky! At one point he rotated the balloon and we could take a 360 degree video! So cool! We chose to do an exclusive solo trip for my husband and two teens, which I thought was a huge splurge for us, but as we saw their staff and all the effort put into this, it IS TOTALLY worth every penny! This is not a simple maneuver. My family will have a memory to cherish for a lifetime! It was a bit challenging to get my teens up and Adam before dawn but they LOVED it! (We get credit for one of the earliest arrivals on site;) ) Tuscany is exquisite and I hope to return soon! The landing was with precision and our delightful champagne breakfast was devine! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! The Westras from Minnesota (your eager early birds)

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

My wife and I celebrated our 30th in Montepulciano. A 30 minute drive to Montisi.

We had never done this before. They explained everything and it was the single most memorable part of the entire 3 weeks. We had a private ride with another couple and it was amazing to see Tuscany from that view. Just indescribable.

We landed in a field. So smooth and there was breakfast and sparkling wine.

Just perfect!

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have flown five times with Virgin Balloons from Montisi, and the pilot does a very unusual manoeuvre which is 360* slow spin where you take in the breath taking beauty of Tuscany, as far as I am concerned, ballooning is the ONLY way to see one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Worth every penny, and the crew and back up staff are very helpful. Going again next year, guaranteed.

Thank Chippps
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

W e flew with Chris at dawn this morning, the first decent flying day in weeks.chris and the noire crew are very professional, knowledgeable and simply nice people. The countryside is magnificent. W e saw six deer, lots of pheasants and a wild boar. I recommend flyers find Montisi the day before flight in the daylight. Also, dress warmly and enjoy helping launch and recover balloon. Montisi is a very nice little town, not t ll touristy. W highly recommend this experience

Thank William N
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Our flight on October 15,2012 had to be cancelled due to windy weather. For some reason we had a delay in getting our refund. Maryse at the balloon company worked tirelessly to clear the path and make sure we got our refund. I feel like we are now close friends 4000 miles apart. Maryse Pen and our tour guide Antonella are two wonderful reason to stay in Montisi if you visit Tuscany. My friends and I can't wait to go back. Olive oil tours, cheese tours, wine tours and great sightseeing. They are all there along with a great B&B, a great restaurant and a super friendly bar. Five stars for Montisi

Thank Joan P
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