Umbria is a very beautiful region in central Italy. Bordered in the east by the majestic Apennines and to the west filled with the vast expanse of Lago Trasimeno there is a huge variety of delicious countryside to enjoy. Drive along quiet roads and discover a sleepy village, or iconically beautiful hilltop town. There inevitably will be a decent osteria or trattoria for lunch, and of course a bottle of great Umbrian wine to put you into fully relax mode.
I have driven many roads in the region, each one a real delight. Be it between fields of tall sunflowers, or in shady woodland or high over a hill, the variety is immense and so, so Italian. I have also had the good fortune to experience Umbria from the air as I fly a microlite. I dart over hill and vale in what seems an impossibly small machine, but one that gives me such an adrenaline rush.
At Bellaugello Gay Guest House we have teamed up with Cantina Dionigi. Starting in mid May we are able to offer guests the opportunity to fly over Umbria in something a bit larger than a microlite; a hot air balloon or Mongolfiera.
Taking off early morning from near the beautiful town of Bevagna, in your hot air balloon adventure over Umbria Captain Peter will fly you over the town of Assisi and surrounding countryside. With 26 years experience as a pilot Peter is one of the most qualified pilots in hot air ballooning. It is a very different way to see the countryside. Ideal for that special gift for your husband or loved one.
Your flight will last approximately one hour and be a breathtaking experience.
On landing you will be taken to Cantina Dionigi for a good breakfast and a wine tasting. I say an excellent start to any day of an Italian holiday.
Flights in the hot air balloon adventure over Umbria cost €180 per person including the breakfast and wine tasting. You can add the flight option during the online booking process. Or, if you have already booked your stay at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, drop me an email and I will happily make the reservation for you. All flights are obviously subject to decent weather, and an early (very early) start is required.