Italy Unveils 3km Floating Walkway Across Lake Iseo, Free To Public

Until July 3rd, this installation - which is free to the public - will allow visitors to experience what it's like to walk on water.

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Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude


The experience of a lifetime will soon be available to Italy’s public. Thanks to artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, a floating walkway now exists on Lake Iseo in northern Italy.

The installation – “The Floating Piers” – will remain there for the next three weeks. It opened on Saturday and will continue to be accessible to the public until July 3rd. Best of all, the incredible experience is free to all who are interested in walking on water.

Christo told the press:

“Like all of our projects, ‘The Floating Piers’ is absolutely free and accessible 24 hours a day, weather permitting.”

Bored Panda relays that the floating walkway is approximately 3km – or 2 miles – long and is made of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes. It’s also covered with 100,000 square meters of yellow fabric which changes colors throughout the day to a shimmering gold and a reddish hue when it is wet.

Visitors who want to take advantage of the magnificent installation can travel from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paola, which the walkway encircles.

“They will feel the movement of the water under foot. It will be very sexy, a bit like walking on a water bed,” said Christo.

The artist recommends that visitors walk barefoot on the water for the ultimate experience.

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Anyone may walk on the water whenever they please – which, granted, could be a little risky – as “there are no tickets, no openings, no reservations and no owners.”

According to the artist,

“The Floating Piers are an extension of the street and belong to everyone.”

Following are some more photos of the project:

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

If you have the chance to visit this magnificent installation, please share your thoughts on the experience below! 


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