The Sanctuary of Monteisola — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCVTP2
by fasusi
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
3
Location:
Lombardia, Italy
N 45° 42.117 E 010° 05.351
The Sanctuary of Monteisola GCVTP2
The Sanctuary of Monteisola GCVTP2

Normally, one must take a ferry to find the remote geocache, “The Sanctuary of Monteisola” in Lombardia, Italy. Then, one must hike for an hour uphill, passing small hamlets along the way with century-old churches filled with frescoes and statues. The views are spectacular, glorious, and oh-so-romantic.

From June 18 to July 3, 2016, many geocachers were able to walk to the cache rather than take a ferry thanks to environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. They created, “a modular floating dock system of 226,000 high-density polyethylene cubes installed at Lake Iseo…The fabric created a walkable surface between Sulzano, to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo.”

Thousands of people came to the small island of Monte Isola during this time to experience art first hand and discover this gorgeous area. Maybe a few art lovers were exposed to geocaching, and geocachers inspired by art.

A ferry is usually required
A ferry is usually required
Beautiful hike to the cache
Beautiful hike to the cache
Near the geocache
Near the geocache
Gorgeous views
Gorgeous views
“The Floating Piers” from the trail
“The Floating Piers” from the trail
Connecting Sulzano to Monte Isola
Connecting Sulzano to Monte Isola
Tiny island of San Paulo
Tiny island of San Paulo
“The Floating Piers” at dusk
Walking on water
Walking on water
Arte!
Arte!

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