Interlaken Switzerland is known as the adventure sports capital of northern Europe and has always been a popular destination for students studying in Florence, especially for skydiving. For those however who do not want to spend over 250 euro, in addition to travel expenses to skydive in the Swiss Alps, there is an alternate skydive option in Lucca, Italy, that many prospective skydivers are unaware of.
Scuola Paracadutismo Lucca, a member of the U.S.P.A. (United States Parachute Association), offers a tandem skydive for 165 euro. The jumps at the Scuola Paracadutismo Lucca are made from altitudes of 4300 - 4500 meters (14100 - 17800 feet), free fall lasts for around 53 - 58 seconds, and open parachute descent for about 5 - 7 minutes. Instructors are certified and professional, and the view of Tuscany from 1700 feet is breathtaking.
Lucca is a small town outside Florence and is accessible via train for ten euro round trip ride. Scuola Paracadutismo Lucca is located at the Lucca Tassignano airport - a fifteen euro taxi ride from the train station.
Visit the Scuola Paracadutismo Lucca www.paracadutismolucca.it for further details.