Between books and palaces of Venice

The most famous bookshop in Venice is the Acqua Alta bookshop where the history ofthe city is enclosed in this microcosm made up of books, strange furnishings, cats and obviously on certain days of the year even high water.

To protect the many books from the water that gradually enters the shop, there are no shelves but rather gondolas, canoes, boats and bathtubs.

Near the Acqua Alta bookshop we find Palazzo Tetta, the only palace in Venice arranged with 3 sides on the water.

Another famous palace in Venice is the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo.

The palace was built between 1300 and 1400, home of the Contarini family who from the end of the 1400s, due to the addition of the external spiral staircase, were nicknamed “dal Bovolo” which in Venetian means escargot.

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