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“Memorable Tuscan experiece”

Ballooning in Tuscany
Ranked #1 of 2 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Memorable Tuscan experiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We were a group of eight, ages 9 to over 80.  A few were apprehensive at the prospect of dangling hundreds of feet over the ground by nylon and hot air, but all were completely comfortable in flight, and all entirely thrilled for having had the experience.

The views and elegant post-flight refreshments are well and accurately depicted in other reviews.

The most striking characteristic, but upon reflection, perhaps the most obvious, is the lack of wind.  Since the balloon flows with the breeze, those aboard can not sense it.  This made for a most comfortable and calm ride.  Apart from the periodic firing of the burners, and the exclamations of wonder by us riders, the silence was total, and unique to a first person experience from such an airborne vantage point. 

Chris, Claire, Alex, and Massimo were professional and cheerful.  Chris exhibited calm control throughout.  His knowledge of the terrain, the nuances of the weather, and his flying skill was evident.  He came within meters (deliberately, of course) of skimming the rooftop of the villa at which we were staying, and we were certain that he could have set the basket down on our patio had he wanted.

This is certainly one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of our many Tuscan adventures, and we could not more heartily recommend Ballooning in Tuscany!

Visited July 2014
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“Highlight of our trip in Tuscany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Love the hot air balloon experience with Chris as our pilot! Hardly felt anything when we landed and the entire experience is quite magical. We felt safe during the entire trip and enjoyed every moment of it. It was so quiet and peaceful up in the sky and being able to see the region from a different perspective is worth every penny. The booking, scheduling and status update are well managed. The team works really well together and we highly recommend them!

Visited May 2014
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“Perfect Ballooning Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

From the very start of booking, scheduling and being updated with flight info, the whole experience was amazing, especially of course the most important bit of the flight itself.

If your visiting Tuscany then this is simply the best possible way you can see the landscape in all its glory. The early morning start gives you a beautiful view of the low lieing morning fog in between the rolling hills (something I wouldn't have seen normally as I'm not an early riser, ha)

Would happily recommend and the food and champagne afterwards was also great!

Visited June 2014
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“Best balloon experience ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Amazing ballooning experience with an excellent pilot(Chris).We have ballooned in other places but this is by far the best.We totally endorse this experience and will do it again.A not to miss opportunity----

Visited June 2014
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“Ballooning in Tuscany”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Lovely trip to beautiful Tuscany....sadly balloon flight cancelled because of bad weather. Surprised as not a cloud in the sky and not too windy! Unable to rearrange so totally gutted, appreciate not an exact science but left deflated by the lack of support. Didn't answer any questions just that pilots decision final. Expected better of a company fronting Virgin

Visited May 2014
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Kenneth K, Owner at Ballooning in Tuscany, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
The ballooning weather is generally very good in Tuscany so is unfortunate that your flight with us had to be cancelled. The pilot has to take his decision based on forecasts the day before the flight and all our weather reports said 'breezy' and unstable when he took the decision to cancel. It is also regrettable that you were unable to take us up on our offer to fly you the next day when the weather was more suitable.
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