Christo Iseo Lake: "The Floating Piers"

from 18 June al 3 July 2016

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The Floating Piers project by artist of international fame Christo Vladimirov Yavachevconsists of a temporary walkway, free of charge to visitors, for a total of 4.5 kilometres on the waters of Lake Iseo, created using 70,000 square metres of a yellow-orange fabric, supported by a modular system of floating piers obtained from the assembly of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes. The overall width of the walkway on Lake Iseo is 16 metres. The 8 metres in the centre are reserved to walkers, while the 4 metres remaining on both sides serve as a safety lane where at least 200 operators will direct the human traffic along its length.

How will Christo’s work be installed?

The installation will lie in a circle from Sulzano to Monteisola (Peschiera Maraglio) then two branches will extend as far as the private island of San Paolo. Three kilometres walking over water and a kilometre and a half along the footpath connecting Peschiera Maraglio and Sensole.

With The Floating Piers, Christo has returned to work in Italy after an absence of more than 40 years, announcing: "I’ll have you walking on water, better if you come barefoot so you can feel the waves under your feet".

How to reach Christo’s piers on Lake Iseo?

For those wishing to take part in this great event, there are also alternative routes for reaching Christo’s Piers and to walk on the waters of Lake Iseo.

Further to the traditional solution consisting of parking in the spaces made available in the towns of Palazzolo, Capriolo, Paratico, Clusane d’Iseo, Iseo, Rovato and Corte Franca, then taking the shuttle bus directly to Sulzano and walking barefoot along the piers as recommended by the artist himself, you can choose a slightly more expensive solution but certainly very elating:

⦁ Using the eli-taxi service leaving directly from the car park at Corte Franca, and therefore by helicopter from Franciacorta to Sulzano (there and back), only by prior booking, guaranteeing the excitement of flight and a breath-taking view.per info e prenotazioni leggi qui. (English version)

⦁ Reaching Sulzano with the normal shuttle service, then fly over the floating piers and Montisola, in the helicopter which will take off from a special floating helipad.
⦁ From one of the piers, taking a motorboat trip from which to admire the work of the Bulgarian artist Christo surrounded by the fantastic scenery of Lake Iseo.

What is there to do on Lake Iseo?

After walking the floating walk on Lake Iseo and enjoying the panorama, we suggest a pleasant trip around the nearby Franciacorta district: you can treat yourself to a refined Christo menu, as proposed by Corte Lantieri, a Wine–Resort part of the well-known Wine Cellar in Capriolo (address under the menu), or an interesting visit to CANTINE DI FRANCIACORTA where, apart from relaxing with some tasty traditional dishes and a glass of Franciacorta, you can choose some excellent wines to take home with you. Seated in the tranquillity of the garden dehors, you will have the possibility of selecting the Franciacorta wines you prefer, or take advantage of expert advice.

Special menus for the Christo event

On occasion of this great event on Lake Iseo, first of all we propose combining, at our Cantine di Franciacorta Wine-Store, the exploration of a complete assortment of all Franciacorta wines and tasting local food at the Vineria: Gragnano spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, aubergines and garden herbs, accompanied by Franciacorta D.O.C.G. Rosé’, extraordinarily fruity, intense and persuasive, with a creamy incisive perlage.

Corte Lantieri
Wine Resort in Franciacorta

Menu for the Christo event


Entrée of Welcome

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Spelt timbale with marinated Pike tartar

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Maccheroncini “al torchio” with garden vegetables and fillets of dried Rudd

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Char fillet au gratin with baby chard and creamed courgettes

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Warm apple puff with vanilla sauce

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Coffee

€ 40,00 per person


From the cellar:
Franciacorta Extra Brut Docg
Franciacorta Satèn Docg

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Corte Lantieri

Wine Resort in Franciacorta

Menu for the Franciacorta Summer Festival

25 – 26 Giugno 2016

Entrée of Welcome

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Strudel filled with ricotta and chard from our garden with Robiola fondue

Franciacorta salami

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Lasagnetta pasta with veal and asparagus ragout

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Fillet of pork in Franciacorta sauce with toasted polenta

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Blueberry demi-froid with demi-sec Franciacorta sauce

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Coffee

€ 40,00 per person
From the cellar:
Franciacorta Cuvèe Brut Docg
Franciacorta Satèn Docg

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Info and official sites:

www.thefloatingpiers.com

www.christojeanneclaude.net

http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/projects/the-floating-piers#.VqY1wbd0yUk