After a night spent without sleeping a single minute, at 6.30 a.m. we were already in place. Besides being exhausted , the girl for who we prepared the surprise was until that moment completely unaware of what was going to happen. The location was a large field at the foot of the beautiful town of Todi, in Umbria. When we arrived, everyone was already fervently involved in setting all up.
Although we were very sleepy, our faces were watching at this process with lot of interest. They were accurately extending the huge drapes, then put in place a big blower fan to the base, which slowly started to give a shape to this thing which would soon have become a hot air balloon. Thanks to the hot air blown inside them, these large colourful drapes have slowly begun to move upward, turning into huge swinging balls. Once all was ready, we let our ‘guest of honour’ take the flight and we stayed there to enjoy her departure.
I’ve never seen a more relaxing show than this! This scene was able to let us feel a great and unexpected sense of calm and well-being: the noise of the flames that were warming the air inside, the slow take-off to the sky, and from a distance, we could admire many small coloured bright balls as a perfect backdrop to this itself enchanting landscape.