The Floating Piers is the latest work by 81-year-old artist Christo, famed for his large-scale public installations - his last, completed over a decade ago, saw bright orange gates pop up throughout New York's Central Park.

This new work reprises the orange theme, this time through stretches of waterproof fabric connected by over 200,000 floating cubes to form a three kilometre, completely walkable bridge over Lake Iseo. Christo is said to have first come up with the idea with his late wife and collaborator, Jean-Claude, in 1970.

Italy's incredible Floating Piers have opened to the public

Lake Iseo, located at the base of the Italian Alps, has been dubbed the new Lake Como and now there's even more reason for tourists to flock there - if you're heading to Italy, The Floating Piers runs until July 3. 

Italy's incredible Floating Piers have opened to the public