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Timed Entry Tickets to Negozio Olivetti

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Experience the interior of Negozio Olivetti, the original historical showroom of Olivetti brand, designed by Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa. Available to the public under the management of FAI – The National Trust Of Italy.


  • Visit this rare masterpiece of 20th-century Italian contemporary architecture in Venice.

  • Explore the skillfully crafted artisanal details and architecture designed by Carlo Scarpa in 1958-59 including precious wood, glass and marbles.

  • See the original set-up of the historical Olivetti typewriters and calculators in their original setting.

  • Study in person the iconic elements of the showroom: the bronze sculpture by Alberto Viani or famous central staircase crafted in aurisina marble.

  • Fun Fact: Experience the original Olivetti showroom ‘just as it was’, completely restored in its original splendor thanks to the decision of the owner – Assicurazioni Generali, who entrusted the space to FAI – The National Trust For Italy.


  • Timed entry to Negozio Olivetti

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Your experience

If you are a design or architecture enthusiast, a visit to the Negozio Olivetti – Olivetti Showroom in Piazza San Marco is a must. Get this entry ticket to a “time capsule” – an important sample of contemporary architecture in Venice. The space, commissioned by an illuminated industrialist Adriano Olivetti to Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa, was designed and constructed in 1958-59. It is a unique example of the existing and maintained Olivetti showroom, a breakthrough innovative idea of the usage of the space.

Carlo Scarpa completely changed this humble and irregular location under the Colonnades of the historical Procuratie Vecchie to the place of excellent contemporary architecture. The style is completely site-specific, bringing together originality of Olivetti brand and Scarpa’s adored Japanese aesthetic, using as well traditional Venetian materials or techniques. The space is very small, though Scarpa’s carefully designed elements that seem to “float” expand its dimensions.

What’s not allowed

  • Dogs are not allowed in the FAI Negozio Olivetti Showroom.


  • There is no wheelchair accessibility or bathroom for visitors.

Additional note

  • In case of high tide, from about 90 cm above the average sea level, the opening hours may be subject to change. The comfortable time for a visit is about 45 mins, please consider this when booking your slot of the entry.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Olivetti Exhibition centre in Venice, Italy.

  • Address: Piazza San Marco, 101, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Ferry

  • The closest ferry terminal is S. Marco. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board ferry #B to get you there.

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