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Negozio Olivetti

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Address: Piazza San Marco 101, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 (0) 41 5228387
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Cool & Tranquil despite being located in the promenade of St. Mark's Square

A very interesting mid-century modern space designed by Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa in great contrast to the byzantine and gothic styles that abound in the city, and a quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A very interesting mid-century modern space designed by Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa in great contrast to the byzantine and gothic styles that abound in the city, and a quiet place in the midst of the madness of Saint Mark's Square. A small entrance fee but worth the stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

stunning and quirky architecture which contrasts with the rest of the square and a collection of Olivetti business machines and typewriters which casts the mind back. Reciprocal free entry for members of the National Trust so a winner all round.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

5 euro entrance fee plus 3 euro for taking photos or doing sketches for visitors who were over 25 years old. ridiculous for such a small shop. although it was a master piece by Carlo Scarpa, it was still not worth such price. the extra cost for taking photos were just too much. would go to Foundation Querini Stampalia instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a lovely example of Scarpa's work for Olivetti right of the Piazza San Marco with wonderful details and materials. There's a significant entrance fee, but if you're interested in architecture and design, it's definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

When I first tried to visit, Acqua Alta blocked access to the front door. Later, I was told they open the side door if the water is high, so it's worth seeking out the second entrance if you can't access the main one off Piazza San Marco. This is another Scarpa gem - it's small but beautifully formed and detailed,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The great interior designed by calro scarp is just amazing to see. it is just very small showroom and not much too see except the architectural detail. i prefer, a bit moderate entrance fee, then i could buy like a postcard or his architectural book. the location is very busy with tourist. it is worth being inside, but the entrance... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Olivetti showroom is a big surprise. The shop, designed by the architect Carlo Scarpa, is together with the typewriter collection an monumental italian heritage.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I was keen to see the Olivetti Showroom on a recent trip to Venice especially having read an article saying although most people don't bother to visit it, it is well worth a visit. Sorry, it is not, even fans of architecture would be hard pressed to find a wooden screen, a stone wall and a flight of stairs exciting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

the fondo ambiente italiano is responsible for the two floors of the immaculately renovated olivetti showroom in a corner building on st.marcus square designed by carlo scarpa. the two floors of this beautiful space take you back to the late 50's - a greatly appreciated experience especially in the context of this otherwise overwhelming city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

I'm sure it's on every designers list of Scarpa sites to see in Venice but it does not disappoint. You do have to pay to take photos but its worth it.

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Address: Address: Piazza San Marco 101, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 (0) 41 5228387
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.