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Chianti by Helicopter

You will be able to enjoy a unique flight over the region of Chianti, the worldwide known territory that produces the Chianti Classico wine. Part of the territory surrounded by the tuscan hills between Florence and Siena, it represents a totally unique mosaic of history, nature and art.

The area, likewise most tuscan regions, is the base for the cultivation of vineyards and olive groves, enriched by medieval fortified villages and castles in a territory of large economical importance and international recognition.

The Chianti territory comprises the areas of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and Radda in Chianti as well as part of Barberino Val d'Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, San Casciano in Val di Pesa and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, each one of them presenting its own particular composition of valleys and cypress hills.

Your private english speaking driver will pick you up in your hotel in the centre of Florence and take you to the helicopter base which is located approximately forty minutes away from the centre. Then you will be welcomed onboard and prepared for a pleasant flight over the Chianti. In order to make your flight even more enjoyable, we can also organize a bottle of Champagne at an additional rate*. Please inform your special requests at the moment of your booking.

* If you wish you can add a bottle of Champagne at a rate of 150 euros

Schedule Example*


10:00 - Pick up at hotel in Florence downtown and transfer to the helicopter base
11:00 - Briefing and Departure from heliport viewing the following sights*:
San Casciano/Tavarnelle Val di Pesa/Badia a Passignano/Barberino Val d'Elsa/Greve in Chianti/Impruneta
11:25 - Landing on heliport
12:10 - Arrival at your hotel in downtown Florence
* Please note that further written information on the sights approached by the helicopter tour will be given onboard.

Description of visited sights
San Casciano
With plenty of castles and olive groves, it was part of the Republic of Florence in 1272, becoming a fortified village in 1356.

Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa
A scenic site enriched by farms, churches and villas. The church of Santa Lucia al Borghetto is a rare example of Gothic architecture in the area. The medieval village of San Donato in Poggio holds a picturesque church from Renaissance times.

Badia a Passignano
Founded by monks in 1049, the area is immersed in an extraordinay countryside, surrounded by constructions from various timelines. Its Abbey contains precious art pieces such as the Last Supper frescoed by Domenico and David Ghirlandaio, located in the refectory inside the monastery.

Barberino Val d'Elsa
A 373 metre-high fortified village, located between Florence and Siena. Barberino Val d'Elsa was founded from the Republic of Florence as a strategically positioned castle. Being located along an important area which communicates Florence to Siena, Barberino Val d'Elsa has become one of the main centres from the tuscan countryside.

Greve in Chianti
Being located only 30 kilometres away from Florence, Greve in Chianti is a village immersed in the tuscan hills. Its original part was concentrated around the convent of San Francesco and the Piazza del Mercato, both located in the densely populated area which soon became the main market in the territory. Its square remained untouched until the 19th century.

Impruneta
Is a village situated in the Chianti foothills, 17 kilometres away from Florence. Even having many frescoes destroyed by bombs in 1944, the Basilic of Santa Maria all'Impruneta remains the most important historical building of the area.


Terms of Payment

Visa or MasterCard. A card holder name is nccessary, as well as a credit card number, expiry date, ccv (the last 3 digits on the back of the card) in order to proceed with the booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations more than 60 working days before the visit date will be subject to a 30% penalty of the total amount. Cancellations less than 60 working days before the visit date will not be refundable.