INFORMATION: CHRISTO AND JEANNE- CLAUDE: ”THE FLOATING PIERS”-PROJECT FOR ISEO LAKE

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The uniqueness of the project “Floating Piers” created by the artist Christo and that will change the view  of the Iseo Lake is characterised by the following:

  • Open from 18th June to 3rd July 2016 Open 24 hours with night illumination
  • FREE entry 3km long and 16mt wide with an 8mt central pedestrian walkway which can be accessed from both ends of the pier.
  • Covering the root from Sulzano to Monteisola, following the coast of the island from Peschiera to Sensole where split into two routes, will reach the private San Paolo island.

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The Pier structure, which moves following the rhythm of the waves, offers a unique experience and sensation of “walking on water” and it is therefore recommended the use of comfortable footwear.

The route, which will lead the pier, will begin in two main assembly squares where a yellow carpet has been rolled along the streets of the historic centre for the “ lido di Sulzano”  to the end of  “via Cadorna”.

The Pier is also suitable for wheelchair users and children prams.

A 600 strong team will ensure safety and protection of all visitors with electronic monitoring of the Pier structure and guarding the flow of people 24 hours a day.

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The organisers reserve the right to close access to the pier in case of high wind or bad weather which could endanger the safety of the visitors.

The Pier can be reached from Sulzano or alternatively from Peschiera or Sensole in Montisola.

These are the mooring points of the “Navigazione Lago d’Iseo” ferries. The ferry service will be enhanced during the event to enable visitor to reach the Pier from a greater number of locations (Sarnico, Iseo, Pisogne and Lovere).

The ferry service will also continue on the route between Sulzano/Sale Marasino and the island.

To assist with the flow of local traffic, the visitors can reach Sulzano only via train or by shuttle bus. No parking is available for tourists.

Sulzano in ZTL: traffic in Sulzano centre will be limited.

Entry to resident only will be strictly monitored by the local police via the three main access points:

  • exit from Strada Provinciale 510;
  • cross road lido with (via Martiri della Libertà);
  • ex NK – rail crossing barrier.

The Sulzano residents, those working in Sulzano, second home owners and those renting properties in Sulzano will be able to transit in ZTL only with the RED PASS.

The pass supplied by the Local Police is available through application to be made to the town hall from 15th May 2016.

For safety reasons motorbikes and bicycles are not allowed.

A parking area for these is available at the exit of  SP510.

A shuttle bus will be available to all the Sulzano residents, this can also be available under specific request.

Large busses will not transit through Sulzano, there will only be the shuttle busses    arriving from  the remote car parks.

The area of  Piazza Italia ( Piazzale Stazione) will be reserved for emergency vehicles only of Police and Medical assistance.

Refreshment facilities : an increased number of refreshment points will be organised at the Lido, Terrace Station (very close to the “Floating Piers”), Oratory, “Palafitte” quarter and other areas of touristic interest..

Hygiene and public amenities: an increased level of  facilities has been planned to provide adequate service in compliance with the rules and regulations. The related costs are to be charged to The Floating Piers company.

All up to date information can be obtained from the main official site www.iseolake.info – area ”The Floating Piers”.

Information on the “Floating Pier” art project is available on the official site of the artist Christo and Jeanne- Claude.

For any additional information view  ProLoco di Sulzano www.prolocosulzano.it

For rail information view www.trenord.it

For ferry service information view http://floatingpiers.navigazionelagoiseo.it .

(source: Comune di Sulzano)