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Welcome into the "Alta Tensione" web space, paragliding and hang gliding in Tuscany (Italy) .
Inside the card you can find technical data about Plateau of Pizzorne flight; inside some pictures, there are air pictures of some of the most beautiful villas of Lucca; moreover here you can enjoy the amazing view of Lucca from 4600 feet.
In order to help you reach the landing area you can consult the map.
Among links (list upgradable with your URL) there are the most famous paragliders manufacturers.
The fashion page is a tribute to the smartest pilot of this place.

FLIGHT ON PLATEAU OF PIZZORNE

Pateau of the Pizzorne is located in Lucca province.
The takeoff area, visible from plain because it's imediatley below a high voltage electrical line, is used by paragliding and hang gliding pilots.
Fliyng is almost exclusively in thermal because orography is not suitable for soaring: for this reason Pizzorne is a good training site where you can improve your flyng skill.
Infact, if you know the "hot spots", with a medium ability , your thermalling flight will last some hours, on days where, in other places, you can only get bored with a soaring flight close to the mountain.
In the summery period using big thermals coming from the plain, quite often, you can achieve an height gain of 3000 ft and more, therefore start XC'ing towards Appennine Chain.
If just isn't the right day, or if you still haven't sufficient feeling with your para/hangglide for thermic flight, then a top to bottom flight, expecially with tandem, and with the performance of modern paragliders, will allow you to reach the landing area with a good altitude and enjoy the exicting view of the 17th century villas..
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