June 9, 2011
Acqua Alta Bookshop
A friend and I recently traveled to Venice. This is the kind of town that you want to explore on foot (or ideally by gondola). While wandering through the streets we found the Acqua Alta Bookshop. There was a sign as you entered that claimed this was, "the most beautiful bookshop in the world" and the shop completely lived up to that claim. Gondolas and boats were filled with books and every other nook was stuffed with volumes on art, Venice and any other topic you can imagine. (Photo credit for image above.)
On the floor a path is marked. Following the yellow footprints leads you to the shop's view of a canal.
The next time you are in Venice you must check out this shop... but it might be best if you just happen upon it. Happy travels!