This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

Have you ever imagined being able to walk on water? I’m sure you have, it’s likely we all have at one point or another. It would definitely be one of the coolest things to ever happen to anyone. Well, if you can plan a trip to Italy in the next 3 weeks, you can get just about as close to walking on water as anyone ever will. It is considered an art project, but it is definitely meant to be actually used. Check out the minds behind it and how it works below.

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

Designed by husband and wife/artists Christo and the late Jean-Claude, the floating walkway is called “The Floating Piers.”

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

The walkway connects two towns of Monte Isola and Sulzano, as well as encircles the island of San Paola.

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes make up the path.

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

It’s also covered by 100,000 square meters of yellow fabric!

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

It also changes to a shimmering gold throughout the day, and takes on a reddish hue when wet.

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

Creating works of art that people could actually enjoy was always one of the artists greatest missions.

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

They also did not want people to have to pay to experience it.

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

The walkway is secured in place by giant cement blocks.

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

The whole structure is almost 2 miles long.

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

This would be an incredible way to experience some authentic Italian culture.

This Town In Italy Just Installed A Floating Art Project Allowing Everyone To Walk On Water

The walkway will be around until July 3rd.

This is an incredibly cool concept for an artist to undertake. Many people feel that the only type of art are things that you can’t touch and that belong in cases in museums. I don’t agree with that at all. I feel that art that you can feel and touch has just as much appeal as a beautiful painting. If you’re heading to Italy within the next couple weeks, be sure to check this thing out.

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