The balloons depart from various locations in Tuscany: Florence, Siena, Lucca, the Chianti region, but also Castiglion Fiorentino, which is only thirty or forty minutes from Badia di Pomaio.
On the day of the flight, you will meet with the pilot and the crew in the early morning, usually just before dawn, to take part to the last preparations before take-off. As the balloon doesn’t have a helm, the wind will guide you. That’s part of the magic of the experience: the lack of control, the wilderness of it, the unexpected discovery of places you never would’ve thought to visit otherwise.
The flight itself lasts about an hour, depending on the meteorological conditions. Once landed, you will be treated to a rich breakfast with typical products of our region and a glass of Prosecco.
The entire excursion will take a total of two and a half/three hours.