Which can be the craziest way to propose?

Proposing to your girlfriend/boyfriend is (or should be) a once in a lifetime memorable event but also a good story to share with your family and friends. At Belmond Villa San Michele we love to provide our guests with the opportunity of creating unforgettable experiences so we have asked ourselves: “which can be the craziest way to propose?”

After a brainstorming session, a foolish idea came to our minds… to propose on board of a helicopter flying over the Tuscan Countryside and discovering Florence from the air. Is there something more romantic?

We put ourselves to work and find out if it was something feasible. The helicopter company completely agreed and supported our idea!

The 30 minutes flight of love would begin from another stunning Villa near Belmond Villa San Michele, we suggest the sunset hours for a super romantic experience.
From there you will start your trip flying over Fiesole and watching our hotel from the air before heading to round Florence towards the Chianti Region. Then you will just have to choose your perfect way for getting engaged: asking her or him while you are overlooking the beauties of the renaissance city or… if you are looking for a more unusual we can write a huge “will you marry me?” on a Tuscan field where the pilot will fly over, just point it out to her/him and present her/him the ring.

If you succeed, a bottle of Champagne will be waiting for you upon landing to toast for the life together to come and a professional photographer will immortalize you for the first time as husband and wife to be!

For those who are already engaged… why don’t getting married in the air? The helicopter has also space for the Minister and two witnesses. Just think about the feeling of getting on board as fiancées knowing that when you will touch the ground again you will be finally married!


Notes to Editors

For more information please contact:

Clio Cicuto PR Belmond Villa San Michele
T +39.055.5678200

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About Belmond Ltd.
Belmond Ltd is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 46 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of
the world’s most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains
including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.

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