Tavarnelle – San Giminiano – Colle Di Val d’Elsa – Mensanello Area
We will decide the exact launch site in this area when we meet in the morning of your flight. Our choice is governed by weather conditions and/or logistical factors. Our meeting point is a small parking area at, the now closed, Hotel Villa Belvedere just off the Colle Val d’Elsa Sud Junction on the Autostrada between Florence and Siena.
Our meeting point is by our main take-off site just to the Southeast of Siena at Casetta, Taverne d’Arbia. We have 3 launch sites in the immediate vicinity of Siena and we will choose the site that will give us the best possible flight depending on the wind direction.
Montalcino – Pienza – Montepulciano Area
Montisi is our main launch site in this area, it is located in an enchanted valley hidden below rural Montisi in Southern Tuscany; this is the real old Tuscany, a Tuscany as yet almost untouched by tourism with forests, vineyards and historical towns. From many years of experience; we now know that the region around Montisi, with its access to both Le Crete di Senesi and La Val d’Orcia regions, truly offers the most spectacular balloon flights.
We have 3 launch sites in the valley called Val d’ Chiana just to the west and below Cortona.
Early morning take off with the hot air balloon from the Avignonesi winery is truly a spectacular experience. This is a flight over the winery and vineyards with landing in the surrounding countryside followed by a, tour of the vineyards and cellars and a brunch prepared by the winery chefs and paired with 4 premium wines and the renowned Avignonesi Vin Santo.