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My favourite place in Venice, the Libreria Acqua Alta.
It’s a bookshop right on the canal that floods every year, so the eccentric, stray-cat-adopting owner keeps his books in boats, bathtubs and a disused gondola to protect them.
There’s also a staircase made of books outside that you can climb up and get a gorgeous view of the canal, and a courtyard of seats made of books where you can sit and read.
Seriously, books, canals, cats and boats. Can a place get any better?