From June to September there are many balloon festivals in Tuscany. One of them is the ”Wine and Food Festival in Balloons” of Manciano, in the third weekend of July: a real aerostatic competition with 15 balloons from all over Italy competing with each other in Maremman skies. Each hot air ballon is linked to the DOC wines of the province of Grosseto’s three wine routes: Strada del Vino Colli di Maremma, Strada del Vino Montecucco ad Strada del Vino Monteregio. At the end of the day everyone celebrates with delicious local food!
Hotels can help you with a balloon ride tour in the most beautiful places of Tuscany: from the Chianti area to Pisa; from Pienza to San Gimignano. I cannot share my own experience with you but I have something better:
Hot air balloon ride for the disabled