The Floating Piers is the latest project by the artist Christo, set on Lake Iseo, about three kilometers of floating modules covered with bright yellow fabric forming the floating walkway that connects various parts of Lake Iseo including Sulzano, Montisola and the island of St. Paul.
The idea of The Floating Piers came from Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 1970 without having identified a specific location for the construction.
Over time have followed a few attempts, a pier 2000 meters on the Rio de la Plata delta in Argentina, two wharves of 150 meters long and covered with fabric, which would connect two artificial islands in Tokyo Bay, but either cases have not been granted the necessary permissions from local authorities.
Jeanne-Claude life companion and the creativity of the artist disappeared in November 2009, but Christo continued to pursue the realization of their works. in 2014, the artist who already knew the Lake Iseo since the early '60 has reflected that Montisola is the highest lake island in Europe, and that its population, about 2000 inhabitants, must take the ferry to reach the shore of the lake and found interesting draw here a walkway that linked the two points.
Like all the works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude The Floating Piers is funded entirely by the artist through the sale of the sketches, access is free for 24 18 hours a day from June to July 3 2016.
Christo says. "There are no tickets, openings, reservations or owners, the floating piers is an extension of the road belongs to everyone."