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Libreria Acqua Alta

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Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a small store for used books with a beautiful view at the back of the store. It’s beautifully adorned with books. One might enjoy browsing through the piles of books more if you visit early (to avoid the crowds). I loved the uniqueness...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maywandering
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I say off the beaten path, it was still found by many tourists. This is a used book store with a wide array of mostly Italian books. The reason to visit is the quirky nature of the store itself which includes an exterior wall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dsj5777
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shop is such a clever idea, perfectly suited for Venice and even the Books as Steps feature. As with most unique places there are more than a few Tourists. Still enjoyable! Ciao!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just ran into it. It was os convenient to hotel. We were walking to the hotel from the Ospendale taxi stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank salzadiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a unique little library. Beware of all the instagram models that are vying for the perfect shot here. If you're lucky enough to come when it's not too crowded, it's fun to pull a few books at random to see what you find. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank H3269MQmaryc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cool and quirky bookshop was a stop on our Free Walking Tour and was probably something we would not have experienced without the tour guide’s recommendation. Surely a place you can roam for a while and get lost in all wide variety of books....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mortimertravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every book lovers dream, you could spend days here and not get bored. Everywhere you look there is something to capture imagination amongst the chaos. A must see in Venice couldn’t recommend it highly enough and ensure you buy at least three of the charming...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Neverland91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favorite place to hang out both days after a long day of sightseeing.Not much place to sit and read atleast in winter months when we went but just a cozy little book shop packed with books.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank prettycakes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing book shop is well worth a visit to gaze in awe at not only the stock but the way it’s displayed throughout this quirky, crowded and unique place!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mrsmack182
Reviewed 15 January 2019

It's creepy and it's kooky, mysterious and spooky it's altogether ooky it's Acqua Alta. The book shop is a museum where people come to see 'em. We're gonna pay a call on the Libreria Acqua Alta. This place has now become a tourist trap where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank julesten2016
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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
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
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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