1. Milan: San Colombano al Lambro Hot Air Balloon Flight
Head to the hot air balloon launch site of San Colombano al Lambro, approximately 27 miles (45 kilometers) from the center of Milan, to glide over the vineyards and farms of the Po valley. Meet your pilot to transfer to the nearby launch site for a pre-flight briefing. If you choose, you can assist with the balloon inflation to be part of your flight experience. Once the balloon is inflated, the pilot will welcome you on board the “lighter than air“ flight. The direction of your journey will depend on the wind, although some directional control is possible by ascending or descending into air currents. The pilot can raise or lower the hot air balloon by controlling the temperature inside the balloon. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views and get bird’s eye photo opportunities of the spectacular scenery. The maximum height you will ascend to is 1,500 feet (500 meters) where the temperature is almost the same as on the ground. The ground crew will be tracking your flight as you go so that they will be waiting with the Jeep transfer to take you back to San Colombano al Lambro after your landing. Before your transfer, and after an approximate 40-60 minute flight time, toast your adventure with local d.o.c. wines and salami and cheese. Your pilot will sign your first flight certificate as a souvenir of your day.