The Italian Almanac

air ballon ready to go

Italian News - October 7

An Italian groom has decided to take his bride on a honeymoon trip with a difference: in a hot-air balloon.

"You can't be too sure about taking airplanes with everything that's going on in the world, so I thought this up," said 33-year-old Nicola Iannelli.

"I'm just glad Marzia agreed to this. It's only fitting for her to get such a treat, seeing as how we waited 15 years to get hitched".

Today the couple will drive from their reception to an international ballooning meet nearby, where they'll take off for points unknown.

"We aren't really sure where we'll be spending our first night," Nicola said. "A lot depends on the wind".