Venice has got many famous and extremely beautiful spots, where tens of thousands of tourists gather daily. There are also some less known must see places; one of them is the bookshop “Acqua Alta”, located near San Marco square in Calle Lunga Santa maria Formosa, which attracts many people more eager to see this curious place than to actually buy something; and, it must be said, the place itself is worth a visit! This bookshop is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, its particular and fascinating atmosphere and the kindness of the owner will leave you amazed and make you want to come back. The place is filled with books, books, and yes, more books, but this is not your typical modern bookshop: forget the shelves and bookcases, the books are laid on gondolas, canoes, small boats and even bathtubs to protect them from the high water. Old encyclopedias are stored one on another to create a special staircase which leads to a spot where people can look down on a canal where gondolas pass by. If you’re in Venice you can’t miss this place, whether you are a book lover or simply curious to witness something new and special.
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