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All reviews book shop book lovers love books beautiful bookshop fire exit fire escape piled high buy books small courtyard high water worth a visit climb the stairs different languages every corner off the beaten path walking tour bookstore
Took my wee 80 year old mum.. it’s a fascinating place with a great view up over the wall at the back . Three cats live here too and the owner is very friendly . Huge variety of books great to see this place ......More
Beautiful little book shop in Venezia! You can sit in a real gondola for free just for the experience and a quick tourist-picture ;) Don't miss the view from on top of the books in the backyard! Stroll through the bathing tub full of art...More
Yes, the title is representative of what I saw. It gets very crowded since more people taking photos (of themselves) rather than combing through the treasure books. Unique place I should say. Piles of books everywhere, most of them in Italian.
What a wonderful bookshop - old and new, quaint postcards and trinkets customised for the shop itself, gondolas full of all kinds of literature in every language imaginable, even found an old soul record digging amongst the collections. Go here when in Venice, it's a...More
This was a crowded bookstore when I arrived in late afternoon. Some very nice titles if you want to buy. I think most folks were there for picture taking and curiosity. In spite of the crowds, the staff are knowledgeable and helpful.
As it usually happens in Venice, you can spend ages to find the place, if you're eager to and stumble in it by chance, if you forget. It's about me. I was looking for it two years ago, but in vain. This September I turned...More
We were very disappointed because of the vast crowds that pack into the bookstore-there really is no room to actually browse through the books. However, personally I enjoyed it anyway even if just for the photo opportunities.
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 neighborhood 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.