The Floating Piers

The Floating Piers, Christo comes to Lake Iseo

The Floating Piers by Christo was an artistic installation arranged in Lake Iseo from june 18th to july 3rd 2016. The renowned Bulgarian artist chose this lombard basin between Bergamo and Brescia for this impressive artwork. 


The Floating Piers in Lake Iseo became an event of international relevance with a temporary pedestrian bridge connecting the mainland with Montisola, starting at the town of Sulzano. 


A five kilometers path, 2 in the lacustrine island and the rest on the floating pontoons: a modular wharves system designed by Christo that could be traversed on foot - preferably barefoot - giving the impression of walking on water. 


Admission was free and required no reservations. Baby carriages and dogs with a proper leash and muzzle entered while bicycles, skateboards, skates and high heel shoes were strictly forbidden.   


It was possiblle to appreciate it by standing in higher places at both shores of the pond as well. 


Interesting events at surrounding territories took place during this time, allowing tourists to visit particular towns like San Marasino, Pisogne, Sarnico and Lovere just to mention a few. This included also the areas of Valcamonica, Franciacorta and more.


An exceptional blend of culture, nature and exploration of this land.   

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