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Negozio Olivetti

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Address: Piazza San Marco San Marco 101, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 522 8387
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Must see for fans of Carlo Scarpa

When I went, there was an exhibition showcasing Olivetti's influence on modern offices with their modular office furniture. But the main attraction is the building interior itself.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

When I went, there was an exhibition showcasing Olivetti's influence on modern offices with their modular office furniture. But the main attraction is the building interior itself.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Interesting little gallery just off St Marks square. Its quite the contrast sat in among 16th century architecture. The space is pleasant to walk around and the design is appealing. Its not everyone's cup of tea though but fans of Scarpa's work will love it

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a great spot to witness the work of Carlos Scarpa. It's a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of San Marco and you can time travel into the mid-20th century. Elegant workmanship. A must for architecture students.

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Mt Prospect, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This space with its modern design (vintage 1960) provides indeed an interesting contrast with the 16th Century building in which it is located. It does display vintage Olivetti typewriters and adding machines in its windows. If their sleek design appeals to you, then spend the 5 euros to go in. Otherwise just take a quick peek thru the windows and... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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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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.
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