Welcome to Tuscany and Lazio Hot Air Balloons website!
Here you can discover the magical world of hot air balloons which has fascinated people of all ages for over two centuries. Many pictures are self explanatory, but the magic of flying in a hot air balloon is so indescribable that you’ll just have to try flying in one!
Tuscany offers unique world renowned scenery and it is the most famous tourist destination.
From the vantage point of a hot air balloon, you can admire luxuriant woodlands, ancient cities, hills and vineyards.
You really get a fabulous prospective from a hot air balloon! Siena, Monteriggioni, Florence, Colle Val Delsa, Volterra, San Casciano, Lucca, Roma, Frosinone, Perugia
Fly in Hot air Balloon
Rise up gently from the ground and discover Tuscany , Siena , Chianti from an alternative perspective! We are pleased to be in a "position" to offer you Tuscany from another perspective, a privileged point of view.
The dream to fly
You have done well to find us!
We offer you a unique experience of a real Tuscany, an old Tuscany, a Tuscany as yet almost untouched by tourism. Our ballooning experience will leave you with treasured memories to keep Tuscany fresh for you all year! See Tuscany from above, and then we can chat over a champagne breakfast and help you discover more of Tuscany from ground level.
As of May 2010 Ballooning in Tuscany is licensed in Italy for commercial passenger balloon flights by both the Swiss and Italian Civil Aviation Authorities. This has brought a new depth to our search for excellence and for safety in ballooning.
Our pilots are professionals with Commercial Pilot Licenses and many hundreds of hours of experience -- you will be in the safe hands of experts.
The "Ballooning in Tuscany" idea started in 1990 when we formed the Ballon Team Italia.
The Company existed to promote the sport in the central Tuscany area near Siena, about 50 miles south of Florence. Italians have taken to the idea although most of our members -- English, German, Swiss, American, Canadian, Australian, Japanese -- are foreigners like ourselves who come to Tuscany as tourists, lured by the picture-book landscape, the long hot summers, the food and wine, and of course, for its artistic treasures.
The location of the launch site is an important element of a balloon ride.
We are located in an enchanted valley, surrounded by woods and pastures and a truffle reserve. Wild animals wander through our land -- deer, badgers, occasionally wild boar (at night!), and lots of birds .
From here we rise up out of the valley to get a notion of the direction that we are going to take -- north over the Crete Senesi and Siena, west to the canyons and steep valleys of the calanche, south to Pienza and the Val d'Orcia, or east over the 1000 ft wooded hills and into the Val di Chiana.
It is always a gratifying moment to actually catch the wind that is going to take us somewhere.
Pack your bags
We'll let you fly in a balloon, only 50 km from Rome, or in Tuscany, in Chianti region near Florence, Siena, Lucca, Val D'Orcia, Crete Senesi; a lot of scenic flights throughout Tuscany... and over the rest of Italy!
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
Hot air balloon flights to Rome.
Balloon Team Italy also caters for balloon flights in the vicinity of Rome and Lazio; the flights will take only 30 minutes from the city of Rome, in the valley of the Tiber, exclusive flights for 2 persons or groups.
Flying with us can be an original gift idea! You could take the chance to fly in a hot air balloon for an anniversary, a birthday, your honeymoon, or even ask your partner’s hand in marriage while you are aboard together! In any case it will be an unforgettable experience!!!
More and more people are choosing the hot air balloon as an experience to share or give to loved ones on special occasions.
Give a special moment with a loved one; it becomes an opportunity to live together or give a great thrill of flying like a balloon. You can choose art cities like Siena, Florence, Ferrara, near Rome or gloss over the true nature of the Tiber, the flat valleys of Chianti , Lombardy, or close to the mountains of Piedmont.
A really new and original gift, but also very romantic!
An important event always provides an unforgettable gift, as it is unforgettable balloon flights.
Treat yourself with your partner a special moment together intensively to live with your family, a trip to remember all flying in a balloon. Will certainly be a memorable and original gift!
What are you waiting for? Book NOW!
Balloon on Siena
In addition, balloon flights offer the unique opportunity to observe the world from a particular point of view.
The wind takes you safely and in the meantime you can take photos or videos of our unique 360 degree view!
From the top you will see deer, hares, pheasants, wild boars, and all that nature will show us. Every balloon flight is unique in its kind, it is always an adventure, you always know where it takes off, but never where the wind will take us !
Fly to Siena
Hot air balloon flights of torque, giving special moments to share with your partner.
A trip with your family in a balloon in the valleys of Tuscany and Rome.
It is believed that Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to discover the hot-air "rising" syndrome.
But the real pioneers of hot air balloon flying were the brothers Montgolfier who developed the discovery of hydrogen, and worked on its potential to be generated. The first experiments and public exhibitions took place during the period of the French Enlightment, leaving speechless masses of onlookers and scientists.
When, in 1783, the first balloon floated above the capital, the French public went into a frenzy.
This balloon, comprising almost 4 metres in diameter, rose to an altitude of 900 metres and landed smoothly at a distance of 20 kilometres, the zone where today is located Charles De Gaulle Airport.
Hot air Balloons ride in Tuscany close to Florence, Siena, Lucca, Montalcino, in Chianti; you can also fly near Rome or Perugia. Honeymoon balloon rides are possible also near Milan and Turin. Get an incentive tour, a Balloon excursion, a corporate team building with us!!