The Olivetti Showroom in Venice

0aaolivenezOlivetti Showroom in Saint Mark Square houses the FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano, the National Trust for Italy.

After 12 years in which it was a shop, the space, conceived by Carlo Scarpa and regarded as one of the most inportant examples of the 20th cent. architecture in Venice, will host cultural events – conferences and exhibitions – and act as an information point for visitors investigating the history and art of Venice and the Veneto Region.

On display of the Fifties / Sixties models of typewriter. Among these models, we mention the famous portable typewriter Lettera 22, which will be exhibited at the MOMA in New York with the Lexikon 80 and 24 Divisumma printing calculator, all works of the designer Emilia Marcello Nizzoli.

How to visit
The guided tour takes place for small groups and is carried out until Tour time: 30 minutes.


From January to March, November and December from Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am > 5pm
From April to October from Tuesday to Sunday: 10am > 7pm
Last admission half hour before closing.

Free audio guide in English and Italian
Specialist guided tours (by reservation only)

In the case of high water, Store opening hours may be altered

Adults: € 5.00
Children (4-12 years): € 2.00
FAI and National Trust members: free
University of Architecture Students from around the world: free
Residents of Venice: € 2.00

Negozio Olivetti
Piazza San Marco 101 – Procuratie Vecchie – Venezia
T. 0415 228387 – Fax 0415 220785



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  1. This is wonderful! A MUST SEE in venezia! Thank you FAI – and the staff were amazingly knowledgeable and helpful!!!!

    Comment by ron howell — 29 June 2011 @ 14:43

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