Treat yourself to one of the best things to do on holiday in Italy with a hot air balloon ride near Rome.

See one of the best places to visit in Italy from a different perspective with a hot air balloon ride near Rome. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, a hot air balloon flight in Italy is a great way to see the beauty of the Italian countryside from a new perspective.

Hot air balloon season in Italy runs from May to October. During this time, visitors can experience the unmatched excitement that a hot air balloon ride brings. It’s all worth the early wake-up – hot air balloon flights in Italy take off at sunrise, before thermal activity starts – when the sun bathes the rolling green hills of Umbria in its golden light.

What to expect for your hot air balloon flight near Rome

Lift off for a one-hour hot air balloon ride near Rome in Assisi, one of the most popular historic cities in the Green Heart of Italy. This serene morning experience starts at daybreak at Cantina Dionigi winery, where you’ll be greeted by our crew. Then you will be taken to the take-off site where you will be given a safety briefing before jumping aboard the hot air balloon and gently floating into the air.

Hot air balloon ride near Rome

Experience the one-of-a-kind tranquillity of silently gliding through the crisp morning air. Watch in awe as the scenic countryside passes by below. Umbria is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. Landlocked and mostly untouched, the region’s rolling green hills feature forests, vineyards and olive groves – and its famous historic hilltop towns.

After a relaxing hour in the sky, you’ll touch down at the landing site and be transferred back to Cantina Dionigi for a traditional post-flight glass of Prosecco, a delicious Umbrian breakfast and a Sagrantino wine tasting experience.

How to get to Assisi – a day trip from Rome

Just a two-hour drive from the capital city, Umbria is the perfect day trip from Rome. Hire a car and drive north through this verdant landscape. Or make a day out if it by catching the train. Then sit back and relax as the city fades away and you find yourself in Italy’s Green Heart.

While you’re here: other things to do in Assisi

Centrally located in Umbria, Assisi is the best place from which to explore the Green Heart of Italy. The birthplace of Saint Francis of Assisi, this quaint town is home to many ancient buildings and monuments.

Spend the day wandering the cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site visiting the many basilicas and perhaps taking part in one of Italy’s many festivals. Visit Rocca Maggiore and look over Assisi before trundling to the Basilica of St Francis, with its many vibrant frescos, and on to the Piazza del Comune before dining al fresco.

Want to see Assisi from above? Book your hot air balloon ride near Rome today with Balloon Adventures Italy.