Walking ON the Italian Lakes

This is not exactly what our author Gillian Price meant when she wrote about Walking the Italian Lakes.... The Bulgarian artist Christos has just opened his floating piers on Italy's Lago d'Iseo. So now you can walk 3km on the tranquil lake.

Walking ON the Italian Lakes
Image from REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI

Walk on Water

Open from the 18th June until 3rd July "The Floating Piers" allows you to walk on water between Sulzano on the mainland and the two islands Monte Isola and San Paolo - normally only accessible by boat.

The walkway is created from 220,000 polyethylene cubes which move with the natural motion of the water - not sure how pleasant that sounds! Luckily there will be a team of volunteers on hand in case anyone falls into the water.

The artist is Bulgarian Christo Vladimirov Yavachev who came up with the concept in 1970 and has finally seen The Floating Piers realised in Italy.

Or try a dryer walk...

For walks on dry land, read Gillian's guidebook Walking the Italian Lakes.

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Gillian Price

Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice and is exploring the mountains and flatter bits of Italy. Starting in the Italian Dolomites, Gillian has written outstanding Cicerone guides to walking all over Italy as well as Corsica and Corfu. An adamant promoter of public transport to minimise environmental impact, Gillian belongs to Mountain Wilderness and is an active member of the Venice branch of CAI, the Italian Alpine Club.

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