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Libreria Acqua Alta

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Address: Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa (Campiello Del Tintor) | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
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arguably the best bookshop in the world

This is one of those one-of-a-kind places that it's not in the centre of the city and it's not an attraction per se, but that you can't afford to miss. It's called "the most... read more

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Pavia, Italy
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of those one-of-a-kind places that it's not in the centre of the city and it's not an attraction per se, but that you can't afford to miss. It's called "the most beautiful bookshop in the world" and after visiting it I have to say it might as well be true! It's not just about the books (the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Now let’s assume you love books like I do. Old books, new books, it doesn’t matter. And you are in Venice. Then Libreria Aqua Alta is a must. Now, when I first visited Venice in 2009 I didn’t know about this place and when I got the chance to visit Venice again during the Carnevale my girlfriend told me about... More 

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Portsmouth, UK
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our walking tour guide Simona took us to this bookshop and told us about the flood and why the books are not on boats. It's a quirky shop worthy of a visit. A fat cat helps out at the check out counter.

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London
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly and humorous owner. This place amazing! I love bookshops and I think this is one of the most unique places to visit in Venice. The owner greeted and welcomed visitors happily. Definitely a warm and beautiful place.

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Newmarket, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool and unique bookshop, well worth seeing. That said, there isn't much to do except look around.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we turned a corner and here was this amazing book shop. We walked into and saw this amazing sight. Books just everywhere. There is piles of damaged book out the back where they have made into a set of stairs. You could spend days in the store. We saw the shop cats too. A must to visit.

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Lancaster, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved stopping by this eclectic bookstore with all of its unique decor and sense of humor. Put it on your "to see" list when visiting Venice.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a unique and fun bookshop. Great for a few photos of clever ways to store books. Worth a visit. You won't see another bookshop like it however it's very expensive.

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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's unique, for sure. Some friends told me I should go there, but when I arrived I realized I'd already been by there several days before, had looked at a few prints and books jumbled out front, and decided nothing inside was probably worth going i to look at. The name of the store doesn't show up very well. So,... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not really sure why this is featured so high up on things to do in Venice. It’s just basically a long, narrow shop stuffed to bursting with books piled up into all manner of receptacles, including bathtubs and boats. I may be wrong but there didn’t seem to be any logical order to the way the books were... More 

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Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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