Cortona map-1


We have 3 launch sites in the valley called Val d’ Chiana just to the west and below Cortona. We always meet at the same place and then choose the launch site that will give us the best possible flight depending on the wind direction.

Directions to the meeting point

From Cortona, descend down the hill to Camucia. At the first roundabout turn right towards Arrezo on the SR71. Stay on this road for approximately 2 km. Pass the Fiat Garage on the left, then turn left, signposted ‘FRATTICIOLA’. The waterpark is in front of you. After 150 metres turn right into the car park where you will see the ‘Ballooning in Tuscany’ sign and vehicle.

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Cortona from above


3rd Services can arrange private transfers from a number of locations as far away as Florence. Please contact them directly for rates on phone +39 0577630042 or +39 3381868798.

Late Arrival

As with any commercial flight, if you miss your flight no refund will be due but if you think you are going to be late you can try to contact the pilot on the mobile number you will be given after you have booked your flight. There is no guarantee that you would be able to contact the pilot in the morning since the mobile phone signal might not be good at the launch site and after the balloon is inflated, about 20-30 minutes after the meeting time, it might not be possible to delay the launch. If you miss your flight we would try to fit you in to a flight one of the following mornings, subject to available spaces.