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libreria Acqua alta

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Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa Castello 5176, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Acqua Alta bookshop is definitely an experience - staff are so helpful and will find the most obscure books for you but the quirky gondolas, books in baskets, seat by the canal door( a photo opportunity!), and the essential bookstore cats make this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place. The most unusual, (what is it) is it a bookstore? Is it an attraction, is it a place to photograph? Whatever it is, it is pure magic.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank therealmadmike
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing & quirky place to visit. We went on a recommendation and loved it. An excellent spot to find bookmarks, postcards, a huge selection of books and even a resident cat or two manning the counter. It is a labyrinth of treasures and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tneldner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely bookstore that has as many books as you would want, as well as postcards and prints. Extremely cramped to the point of not being able to move. Possibly limit the amount of people present at once?

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Herbie15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit if you like books, postcards, posters and quirky establishments. There is a fabulous selection of books here in many languages. In particular, we found a large number of rare and unique art-house publications. Do make the effort to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A strange, but charming bookshop/library worth a quick look round. Somewhat ruined by the heaving crowds inside, so go early if you can and have the place to yourself. Tumbling walls of books and old photographs morph into one another inside and out. Great place...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jasper_Rees01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It wasn't that hard to find and it was about a fifteen minute walk away from Saint Marks square. The bookshop was a little more crowded then I thought it was going to be but not crazy. It looked exactly like the pictures and I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kara W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had marked this as a place to stop on my Venice trip but didn't think I would actually make it. I did, and it was incredible. Floor to ceiling books, on every subject and in many different languages. Gondola was filled with books; the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Malachite_xx
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Okay there are definitely more books, but you can’t enjoy or look at any for more than 2 minutes as there’s a constant stream of people coming in and out of the bookshop. Maybe we went on a particularly busy day as we had to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lexyandra96
Reviewed March 10, 2019

Pilgrimage complete. This tiny little store was worth walking 15 minutes out of my way to see. They don't sell any English books, but they have cute and affordable merchandise to purchase. I ended up buying two books marks, with their trade mark door on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
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Response from lagoon08 | Reviewed this property |
Whenever I have been there during the day it has been open, so 09.00 (maybe 10.00) to 18.00 is usual. Even Sunday I think. Regards