Today I’m flying to Venice, Italy. I will be my first time in Venice, and in Italy overall. I’m extremely excited, and as a booklover, I needed to find some inspiring bookish places in Venice and Verona (I’m planning a day trip there) that I’d like to visit during my stay.
Photo credit: My Corner of Italy
This book shop comes up first when you are searching for a beautiful book store in Venice. It’s an amazing store with a bathtub and gondola inside, both filled with books and a staircase made from books! It looks like a gorgeous chaotic bookstore that I’d love to visit.
The plaque shown in the photo above commemorates home of the world’s most famous lover and womanizer – Casanova. Young Casanova for nine years lived in a small house on anonymous valley by Calle Malipiero. Giacomo Casanova later in life written down his adventures in autobiography Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. You can learn more about Casanova in a Casanova Museum & Experience (where the most popular room seems to be the one with a bad and shadows behind curtains getting down to business). Another interesting place is the cell of Giacomo Casanova in the Doge’s Palace, where he was supposed to spend 5 years as a punishment for his libertine behaviour that was considered dangerous for social stability, and also because he was considered a charlatan who befriended elderly nobles with his faux magical knowledge. However, Casanova managed to escape this place quite quickly.