The Floating Piers of Lake Iseo

by Holly Riddle

Jun 2, 2016

Lake Iseo, Italy © Claudiu Marius Pascalina | Dreamstime

Unique Itineraries & Tours

Ever wanted to walk on water? How about artwork? Now you can, thanks to a new outdoor art installation from the artist simply known as Christo. You may or may not recall he and his wife Jeanne-Claude as the couple responsible for their larger-than-life outdoor art installations in Central Park (called “The Gates”) and Miami (“Surrounded Islands”).


This summer sees Claude’s latest endeavor, “The Floating Piers” in Italy’s Lake Iseo. Two miles of vibrant yellow artwork will traverse the waters, the buoyant cubes able to support the weight of pedestrians moving between the shores while walking atop the art. Christo likened the experience to walking on a water bed, as it gives the individual the feeling of walking right on top of the waves. It’s an interactive art exhibit, possibly the most interactive he’s produced yet.


Seeing and experiencing the huge exhibit, for which Christo pays the entire installation and creation cost himself, will be free. However, there will be only a short timeframe in which you can visit. If construction and weather cooperate, the installation will be complete June 18. It will be open for 16 days and close July 3. Afterwards, all of the pieces of the exhibit will be removed and recycled.


Guests who visit this typically non-tourist destination in Italy will be able to make use of an app that will help them find parking around the installation. Others can find public transportation running special routes to shuttle people in.


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