Olivetti Showroom in Venice – Online Tickets
Buy online your ticket for the Olivetti Shop in Venice to enjoy these benefits:
You will admire one of the most refined and representative works of the great architect Carlo Scarpa in one of the most beautiful places in the world, St Mark’s Square.
Your ticket for the Olivetti Museum in Venice will be open-dated, meaning you can choose the exact date of your visit at a later time, provided it is the same time slot you chose when you purchased your ticket.
Admire up-close the precious collection of original Olivetti typewriters, the firm that contributed to making Italy a great country.
Choose your ticket
Olivetti FAI Showroom - Full
Olivetti FAI Showroom - Reduction
1) OLIVETTI EXHIBITION - TICKETS
Adult: € 10.00
Concessions: € 5.00 for:
Children aged 6 to 18
Children up to 5 years of age
National Trust members and Bienfaiteurs Amis du Louvre members
People with disabilities and their carer.
Before going to the Olivetti Showroom, we kindly ask you to check the opening times and dates on the official website https://fondoambiente.it/luoghi/negozio-olivetti and to confirm your visit by calling the Showroom at the telephone number indicated on the voucher you will receive at the end of your reservation.
2) OLIVETTI SHOWROOM IN VENICE – OPENING HOURS
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00-18.00.
At the time of booking and subject to availability, you can choose one of the following time slots: 11.30 / 12.30 / 13.30 / 14.30 / 15.30 / 16.30
If bookings for your chosen time are not available, try another time slot (each slot has limited entries, so it might be the case that your time slot has sold out).
In the event of high tide with 90 cm over mean sea level, opening hours may vary.
3) ADDRESS OF NEGOZIO OLIVETTI IN VENICE
The Olivetti Showroom is located in St Mark’s Square 101, 30124 Venice (Ve)
4) HOW TO GET TO THE OLIVETTI STORE IN VENICE
From Santa Lucia train station or Piazzale Roma bus station:
on foot to St Mark’s Square
vaporetto lines 1 and 2 to Rialto Bridge stop, then continue on foot to St Mark’s Square or continue on the vaporetto until you arrive at St Mark’s. To purchase vaporetto tickets, click on the following link: ACTV VENICE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKETS
5) FURTHER INFO ON OLIVETTI SHOWROOM IN VENICE
Walking under the colonnades of the Procuratorie Vecchie heading towards the Napoleonic Wing in St Mark’s Square in Venice, you will at some point come across a small corner establishment that will catch your attention for its striking aesthetic and functional character: it is the Carlo Scarpa Olivetti Showroom.
The Carlo Scarpa Olivetti Showroom in Venice was commissioned by Adriano Olivetti, who saw this space as the ideal location to transmit the cultural values of his company and to showcase his famous office productions. Adriano Olivetti wanted more than just a shop: he envisioned a unique and modern space where modernity and innovation could be in harmony with the historical surroundings whilst at the same time giving prestige to his company. For this, in 1957 he entrusted the great architect Carlo Scarpa with the design of the shop. Thanks to his undisputed talent, Scarpa successfully realized the ideals of his client: he transformed the original narrow rooms by rearranging their volumes thanks to an ingenious articulation of the spaces. In doing so, he allowed the various decorative elements to dialogue with each other and, thanks to the skillful use of transparencies and materials, managed to put the new internal rooms in communication with the ancient beauty of the monuments outside.
The end result is an exceptional balance between functionality, elegance and uniqueness with at its center a light-filled room on the ground floor, preceded by an ornate marble fountain on which the beautiful sculpture ‘Nude in the Sun’ by Alberto Viani is resting.
Of great visual impact is the central staircase, a masterpiece of lightness and dynamism, leading to the upper floor of the Olivetti store in Venice, where vintage Olivetti typewriters and calculators are exhibited. Scarpa designed the floors in the various rooms of the Olivetti Exhibition Centre in Venice, Italy, with quadrangular tiles of marble and Murano glass in white, red, yellow and blue, or primary colors combined with white.
After years of neglect, thanks to Assicurazioni Generali and the careful restoration by Fondo Ambiente Italiano, on 20 April 2011 the Olivetti Building in Venice reopened to the public and today its conservation and enhancement are entrusted to the FAI.