Road Trip: Venice's Libreria Acqua Alta



Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy, "is a book lover's dream," Culture Trip reported. "Located in the vibrant Castello neighborhood, a stone's throw from St. Mark's Square, it is quite possibly the only place on the planet where you will find a treasure trove of books from all over the world stored in such unlikely shelving as gondolas, canoes and even bath tubs.

"This is due to the fact that when Venice’s Grand Canal rises, the ground floor of most buildings gets flooded. Obviously problematic for a bookstore, the issue is cleverly avoided by the water-proof storage."

Owner Luigi Frizzo opened the bookshop about 16 years ago, and it "has since become a must-visit for culture-loving tourists and locals alike," Culture Trip noted. 

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