The Floating Piers: just an ice cream to skip the line
The Floating Piers: just an ice cream to skip the line

You have four more days - only four, as the platform will be uninstalled on Sunday 3 July - to set foot on The Floating Piers, the work of Vladimirov Christo on the Lake Iseo that promises to make you walk on water.

The 700 thousand square meters of orange fabric have already welcomed a million walkers in 12 days, defying every biblical plague of today: lines, storms and heat.

The management invites you not to queue unnecessarily, since there is no longer any possibility to book. For some days, however, a sort of skip-the-line trick has been on the lips of many, for those who already have a ticket.

It seems that a drink in two shops adjacent to the entrance to the catwalk is enough to skip the lines.

That's right, a glass of Franciacorta wine in the enoteca located on the lido, north of Sulzano, or a cone at the ice cream bar opposite, is enough to have the pass for The Floating Piers affixed to your hand. The security officers will treat you like real VIPs.

Are you curious to know why? The two activities would be too “decentralized” compared to the concentration of visitors crowded in the square behind the pier from which the long gut winds its way towards Montisola.

"Decentralization" means lower income, which is why the mayor Paola Pezzotti granted the derogation.

It is easy to predict substantial surges in sales of Franciacorta sparkling wine and ice cream cones in the coming days in the parts of Lake Iseo.

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