Here are some data from the Franciacorta Consortium on the number of visitors to the area during Christo’s “Floating Piers” installation on Lake Iseo, which ended on Sunday:
Visitors of The Floating Piers: over a million.
Glasses of Franciacorta sold in Franciacorta restaurants and hotels, Franciacorta Wine Bar in Sulzano and during the Franciacorta Summer Festival: over 50,000.
Hotels have registered an increase of guest over 60%; 78% of these guests are foreigners coming for the most part from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and USA.
Restaurants have registered an increase of clients of 38%; 68% of these clients are foreigners mostly from Germany, Switzerland and USA.
5,500 people visited the 67 wineries participating to Franciacorta Summer festival on June 25+26; +139% in comparison to last year (2,300 visitors); 43% of these visitors were foreigners mainly from Germany, Switzerland and USA.
2,411 visitors participated on June 26 in the Franciacorta Summer Festival event at Palazzo Monti della Corte, with an increase of approx. 50% in comparison to last year (1,582 attendees in 2015).