Walking around Venezia on my birthday I overheard a girl say to her companion: “Lets go or we will get lost.” Said phrase made me curious – did she really believe that constant moving would save them from this “horror”? I found such thought amusing.
I constantly see people getting lost in Venezia, yet I cannot do that no matter how I try. At the same time I couldn’t show the way to any of those lost souls, because when I walk around Venezia, I let it lead me to wherever she pleases, and she never fails to surprise me.
This time she lead me to the hidden gem that is Libreria “Acqua alta” – a place Ive heard so much about but had never been to before – and its feline guardians. The shop is any book lover’s dream stuffed with books from floor to ceiling and it can appear to be a beautiful chaos, yet the men working there know perfectly where to find the books their customers are after. Incredible. My love for bookstores means another visit is a must. In winter.