Rogno Big Bench is a giant blue bench, 2 meters high, 3.5 wide and 3 quintals heavy, located in a strategical point of Rogno Spiazzi that offers a wonderful view of Lake Iseo and the Camonica Valley. It is the first giant bench to be placed in our territory and is part of the “Big Bench Community Project” (BBCP), a project by the American artist/designer Chris Bangle. Baby benches are placed along the bike path to remind everyone where it is possible to see the original giant bench.
The activities of the BBCP – of an exclusive non-profit nature – include both technical support to those who want to build a new official Big Bench, and collaboration with the excellence of local craftsmanship to create products inspired by them, which can make a small contribution to the local economy and tourism, in the sign of the positive spirit that the Big Benches bring to this area. Part of the proceeds of each sale, will be devolved by the BIG BENCH COMMUNITY PROJECT to the towns involved and will be destined to support the local community.
“We hope to see more Large Benches built to make us feel like children again when we climb on them, and that new visitors will come to this area to enjoy the spectacular view” – Chris Bangle
How to get there:
Strarting from the cemetery of Piazze hamlet, the entrance to the path that leads to the bench is right in front of the cemetry. The path is paved and after about 10 minutes of ascent on the right opens a picnic area where there is the giant blue bench.