Fiori di Como
Whether you go every year, or you're a first-time visitor, the Dale Chihuly ceiling sculpture at the Bellagio is one Las Vegas attraction that never loses its magic. It's title, "Fiori di Como", literally means "Flowers of Como". Como is a lake in Italy, and the beautiful flowers there are what inspired Chihuly's piece.
At 70 feet by 30 feet by 12 feet, "Fiori di Como" is the largest glass sculpture ever made. Walking into the lobby of the Bellagio and seeing the Chihuly sculpture suspended from the ceiling is truly an awe-inspiring experience. Because it's so large, pictures don't really prepare you for its size or impact. All together, there are 2,000 individual blown-glass flowers that make up the sculpture. The weight of "Fiori di Como" is also staggering. The glass flowers weigh 40,000 pounds, and the steel structure holding it all in place weighs another 10,000 pounds.
EXPLORED on April 20, 2016 #169
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