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Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana

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Address: Strada del Cerro n.3, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 807 7940
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From here, you will fly over the legendary Chianti landscape with its...

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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Magical flight over San Gimignano

We booked this flight in April already as we are from South Africa and wanted so badly to share this experience with our friends. Because the flights are weather dependent, we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We booked this flight in April already as we are from South Africa and wanted so badly to share this experience with our friends. Because the flights are weather dependent, we prayed that things would work out and it did!!! Even though there was very little to no wind on the morning we flew, the landscape and view of San... More 

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flyitaly, Proprietario at Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana, responded to this review

Thank you from Gianna &Stefano and all the staff Ciao More 

Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Floating above and seeing the Tuscan landscape from a Hot Air Balloon is a must when visiting Tuscany. And when choosing a Balloon operator, husband and wife Stefano and Gianna are an awesome team and they go out of their way to ensure your safety and enjoyment. We flew with them on a previous vacation and knew that flying with... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Booked through internet/ phone and was patiently given directions including instructions for the flight.....which unfortunately did not materialise due to bad weather. Both Gianna and Stefano put safety first and asked us to be patient and contact them the next day. Unfortunately that was the day when we were leaving the area.........we look forward to our first flight with them!

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flyitaly, Proprietario at Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana, responded to this review

thank you we wait for you too,you are the welcome Gianna&Stefano More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stefano and Gianna go out of their ways to make this experience special! This family-owned business has been going for over 30 years and they've got it down to a fine art. Extremely efficient, safety conscious and thoughtful. Finding the location was easy via GPS, and if you get lost - just look for a giant, colorful balloon in a... More 

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flyitaly, Proprietario at Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana, responded to this review

Thank you Liz, very kind from you and have a lot of of nice vespa ride!!! Gianna More 

Aix-en-Provence
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of the few companies in the world with a wheelchair-accessible cabin. We've uploaded a photo to see how I got into the cabin via a ramp. Once in, the transparent door closes to the side. It's also transparent in front of the wheelchair. The wheelchair user also has an excellent view (as does everyone, of course). The... More 

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flyitaly, Proprietario at Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice words, hope see you again ,all the best for you and your family G&S More 

Poitiers, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

A trip over toscana that you can't forget... Everything is perfectly organised: the transport if you are a little far (like us in Firenze), the fly, the breakfeast in a so charming and natural place... Gianna, Stephano and all the staff are so nice and friendly! I make my marriage proposal and it was the perfect place to be! Thank... More 

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flyitaly, Proprietario at Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana, responded to this review

Thank you Damien all the best for you both Gianna More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

We did this balloon trip as part of a celebration of my 50th Birthday. It was my first balloon trip and was an incredible experience. Gianna makes the arrangements and ensured we had round trip transport from our hotel in Florence to the launch site with a great local driver. The trip itself was unforgettable. It is a balloon trip... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

If you are staying in the area ( we were at castello del nero)..5 mins away from field. I highly recommend this balloon ride in the early morning 5:30 am! Our whole family went (5 in basket) Had a great time. Stefano and Gianna..they picked us up and served us breakfast at their lovely home after the ride and then... More 

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flyitaly, Direttore at Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review hope to see you again here in Tuscany nice regards G&S More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Must.. Must... Must addition to any Italian Adventure and an absolute memorable and fantastic experience. I'm not one to write long reviews but this experience is more than I could put in words but deserves every bit of it. My girlfriend booked this for the 13th day of our 18 day North Italian Adventure and I couldn't say no... We... More 

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flyitaly, Proprietario at Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana, responded to this review

Thank you Mel , you have an extra flight if you come back, you are the welcome than you for your nice review G&S More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Look no farther...this is the company to go with on this magical adventure of a lifetime. My first concern was for safety and Stefano is the man for that! His decades of experience ensure all your safety concern are worry free. Every detail was perfect from the launching, to the pick up to the wonderful brunch in their garden afterwards.... More 

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flyitaly, Proprietario at Idea Balloon Mongolfiere inToscana, responded to this review

thank you so much , all our best regards Stefano&Gianna More 

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