Giulia's father, knowing my love of books, suggested a trip to see what is dubbed "The Most Beautiful Bookstore In The World". Not far off it, I'd say.
Filled to the brim with books in Italian on every topic imaginable, the bookstore is certainly a sight to behold. Books fill every corner of every room (and there are several). A gondola sits in the middle of the main room, it too is filled with books. Outside, there is a little courtyard where a staircase made of books resides. I was brave enough to climb up to the top, and was rewarded with a view out over the canal. In one room there is a big square cut out of the wall with a sign that says "la uscita d'emergenza" (emergency exit) and a roughly drawn picture of a person swimming. Hovering around, keeping watch, are a number of cats, which Giulia and I dutifully stop to dote on as we move around the shop. It is difficult to believe that this is, indeed, a shop and not some sort of odd museum to every Italian book in existence.
Hi! I'm Louise. I am a writer, photographer, traveler, book fanatic and blogger. I love to post about my adventures and the little things I do that make life fun.