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Libreria Acqua Alta

Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 296 0841
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Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 296 0841
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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my other half- place is full of books written in many languages! Steps of books, gondolas full of books and shelfs full of books! Visitors are also able to purchase books, post cards and book markers. A must visit, never seen such a...More

Thank Anisa P
Reviewed August 29, 2016

I love finding unique and quirky things to see, and this is definitely up there on my list. It was definitely difficult to find this place, as I am not the best with directions, but it was worth the search! It is so different and...More

Thank Lizzie G
Reviewed August 24, 2016

A book shop like no other. With books contained in baths and gondolas in a higgledy-piggledy mixture of subjects and languages you could stay for hours unless the acqua alta comes through the back door. In that case there would be need for the staircase...More

Thank patan116
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This was a really fascinating little bookshop. There were books piled up everywhere, in baths, in boats, in gondolas and even a book staircase. I could have spent hours just rummaging around and it's a shame that all the books i wanted weren't in English.

Thank MissNoddy
Reviewed August 14, 2016

This book shop was a real treat to visit. Books are piled ceiling high every where you look, some are in bath tubs and some are in boats! Behind the shop there is a stairway made entirely of books. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank TravelLaw517
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Wandering around Venice I found this shop, it is amazing full of books and maps from all round the world.

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Acqua Alta is a wild bookshop overflowing with books, posters and cards, all in many languages. English books unfortunately at a minimum - however lots of French and a huge amount of Italian literature and specialty books on art, architecture and culture. Go up the...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed August 4, 2016

This amazing bookshop was included on a tour while in Venice and it was definitely worth a look. Sooooo interestesting! Books are piled high EVERYWHERE. Even in boats, gondolas and bathtubs so when it floods, the books are safe. Out the back door, books are...More

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed August 3, 2016

It took us two tries to locate the place, but I'd seen pictures posted so many times on Facebook and I love bookstores so much that it was worth it. I'm not sure how much English the owner speaks--he greeting everyone the same way and...More

Thank eliz375
Reviewed July 31, 2016

A fire escape that leads to the canal, a staircase made of old books leading to a view spot and a collection og books uniquely arranged in gondolas and boats. A free stop by in Venice, and maybe a place to get a book as...More

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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