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Christo’s Floating Piers on Lake Iseo, June 18-July 3, 2016: Hotel resources

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In case you haven’t already booked your room for your upcoming visit to Lake Iseo to see Christo’s installation “Floating Piers,” here’s a list of Franciacorta-consortium-affiliated hotels and agriturismi.

http://www.franciacorta.net/en/wine-tourism/where-to-sleep/

I’ve stayed in some of these hotels myself and this is definitely a good place to start if you plan to stay in the area during the installation.

From June 18 to July 3, 2016, weather permitting, Italy’s Lake Iseo will be reimagined. 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, will undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water.

Visitors will experience this work of art by walking on it from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, which it encircles. The mountains surrounding the lake will offer a bird’s-eye view of The Floating Piers, exposing unnoticed angles and altering perspectives.

A 3-kilometer-long walkway will be created as The Floating Piers extend across the water of Lake Iseo. The piers will be 16 meters wide and approximately 50 centimeters high with sloping sides. The fabric will continue along 1.5 kilometers of pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio.

Image and description via ChristoJeanneClaude.net.

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