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Bird's-Eye Views of Chianti
Bird's-Eye Views of Chianti
One of the most memorable (and unusual) ways to see Chianti is from the basket of a hot air balloon. To catch the best weather conditions, flights take off just after dawn and last from 45 minutes to an hour and a half during which you will glide silently over hilltop villages, castles and vineyards set in incomparable scenery with 360° views that extend for many miles on a clear day. Flights finish with a typical Tuscan breakfast of bread and olive oil, cheeses from the farm, and cold cuts accompanied by Prosecco. They say that even people who suffer from vertigo (like me!) will feel secure in the basket of a hot air balloon. I'm almost tempted to try...

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