And, Luigi Frizzo, the jovial proprietor of the Acqua Alta bookstore, on Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, is just such a man. It’s a great shop to browse and poke about in, and to buy a book or two, or a different kind of souvenir (for example: Casanova condoms!) and to see some pampered cats, if that is your desire. I’d better mention, before someone mentions it for me, he advertises it as “the most beautiful bookshop in the world.” I shan’t argue with his claim, because as I said yesterday, beauty is surely in the eye of the beholder.
Here is Luigi:
Luigi joked (or maybe he wasn’t joking) that he is looking for someone to marry him, but all the women say he is too old. I told him that, unfortunately for me, he is much too young.