Emerge early and depart from your Milan hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for the launch spot near Crema, San Colombano al Lambro or Lod, depending on weather conditions. On arrival, listen to a short safety briefing and feel your adrenaline levels surge as the fiery gas flame ignites and begins to inflate the hot-air balloon.
Rise up to an altitude of 2,000 feet (610 meters) and gaze down at a stunning tableau of rolling hills, swooping valleys and snow-capped Alpine spires. Enjoy birds-eye views of the serpentine Adda River and the ancient fortresses, Castello di Pizzighettone and Castello di San Colombabno.
Relish the individuality of each ride as you float wherever the wind takes you. Upon landing, toast your exhilarating experience with a glass of sparkling wine or juice and chat among your fellow passengers. Return to the launch site and relax during the journey to central Milan, where the tour concludes.