The Floating Pexit? With 9 days remaining for a chance to walk on water, the oppressive heat and humidity is the last thing visitors need to worry about. Yesterday’s announcement of a nocturnal closing (10pm-6am until further notice) will disappoint night owls, but to make matters worse, the weekend brings another round of stormy weather that will surely affect opening hours. Christo fans, hang in there!
We were lucky to have gotten in and out without fuss. The longest wait: 35 minutes for the shuttle bus. Once we stepped off in Sulzano, it took a mere 10 minutes in line before finally setting foot on the marigold-colored fabric of the gigantic walkway. Unbelievably surreal…
Dogs were granted access as long as they were muzzled and on leash, but no one enforced those rules once the dogs were on the walkway. A lot of canine friends this past Wednesday.
The first segment leading to Peschiera Maraglio on Monte Isola.
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Daytime conditions were brutal. 30°C and 80% humidity caused a few people to suffer from heat exhaustion. Emergency staff were quick to assist and whisk them away via zodiac. For those who made it to Isola di San Paolo, every bit of shade offered respite and a place to pull out cold drinks and packed lunches. No diving into the lake to cool off, so be prepared!
Follow the yellow brick, follow the yellow brick, follow the yellow brick road
You’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!