Take to the Skies this Autumn
with Tuscany Now & More’s New Hot Air Balloon Experience
\ What better way to take in the sweeping autumnal scenery of Tuscany than from up above?is now offering Hot Air Balloon trips for guests looking to experience a different side to Tuscany. Admire the changing colours of the landscape and take in the beauty of autumn from a different perspective.
Hot Air Balloon Experience
Invented at the end of the eighteenth century, the hot air balloon is hardly used as a means of transportation today. With this brand NEW experience, guests will travel (literally) back in time as they pass over Tuscany from above for the very best view of the vast landscapes. Following an early start, prepare to spot the smallest village to the largest city as the sun rises in the backdrop. The flight lasts roughly one hour and is followed by dejeuner sur l’herbe, a delicious picnic ‘lunch on the green’ complete with Italian cold cuts, cheese, fresh bread and plenty of prosecco. Welcome autumn in style!
The hot air balloon autumn season runs from September to November. However, the balloon trips are available earlier in the year with the added bonus of a different view of the region in each season. The experience can be done as part of a group or privately. With crystal clear views and steady North East winds, a sunrise hot air balloon flight is sure to be the highlight experience on a visit to Tuscany.
Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com; 020 7684 8888) offers the Hot Air Balloon Experience with dejeuner sur l’herbe from £320 per person. Private balloon hire starts from £1,298.
Tuscany Now & More
Perfect for a getaway with family, friends or both, Tuscany Now & More offer exquisite and exclusive rental properties throughout the length and breadth of Italy, in Tuscany and beyond. With a concierge on hand to organise exclusive activities, including the exhilarating hot air balloon flight, Tuscany Now & More is guaranteed to captivate guests and to provide a memorable holiday for all.
With the hot air balloon site in close proximity, Tuscany Now & More have compiled a list of their top three villas to explore and experience when back on the ground:
Set on a hill top amongst an olive grove of the “Villa Le Corti Estate” owned by Principe Corsini,is an elegant restored farmhouse spanning 246 hectares and overlooking Vigneto di Gugliaie – one of the estates most famous vineyards. The 300-year-old stone villa includes 7 bedroom and bathrooms, an open space kitchen with fireplace which leads onto the colourful dining room, the courtyard, and outdoor spaces complete with an infinity-edge pool and al fresco spots for lounging and dining. Evening meals can be served in the Estate’s private Enoteca where wine tours and tours of the famous Villa Le Corti can be enjoyed. Within walking distance, explore the charming town of San Casciano with its shops, bars and restaurants or take a 15 minute drive to the buzzing city of Florence.
This 7 bedroom property sleeps up to 14 people and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com 020 7684 8888) offer Gugliaie from £3,362 per week.
For an exquisite gourmet trip, head to, serenely situated within the grounds of a wine and olive oil estate close to Florence. A beautifully restored manor house believed to date from the 18th century, this villa offers 7 bedrooms, extensive living and dining facilities and includes an infinity edge pool and two astro-turf tennis courts. An estate tour is also available including a vineyard and olive grove tour and wine tasting, complete with traditional Italian cured meats and cheese.
This 7 bedroom property sleeps up to 14 people and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com, 020 7684 8888) offer Villa di Bagnolo from £3,774 per week.
Nestled against a hilltop, within a stroll of the Castle of Poppiano, Tenuta Almabrada is a sprawling stone farmhouse where the rooms are connected by passage ways. Perfect for large families or a group of friends, this villa sleeps 20 people and includes 10 bedrooms, a living room with a large open fireplace, open kitchen and dining room, as well as various outdoor spaces. Spend summer days taking in the countryside surroundings and making use of the al fresco dining spaces and the swimming pool, whilst winter can be spent in the converted wine cellar with its gym, billiard room and a steam room in one of the vats where wine would ferment.
This 10 bedroom property sleeps up to 20 people and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com 020 7684 8888) offer Tenuta Almabrada from £5,706 per week.
For further information and bookings, please contact www.tuscanynowandmore.com or call 020 7684 8888.