it's one of the most remarkable examples of the XX century Italian architecture. Recently restored, the Showroom has been entrusted to
, the Italian Environmental Foundation, which has finally opened it to the public again.
In the late 1950s Carlo Scarpa was commissioned by
to create a splendid and modern showcase for the typewriters and calculators produced in the famous company of Ivrea. It resulted this jewel of architecture.
Olivetti closed its prestigious store and the following year a souvenir shop was opened here until
, when the FAI obtained his concession and re-opened the bulding to the public giving the opportunity to admire his beauty once again.
Today, the masterpiece of Carlo Scarpa is a museum for itself. The genius of the architect is reflected in each part of the building: the use of the spaces, the attention to interior transparencies, the central stairs that seems to float in the empty space, the coloured mosaic tiles on the floor and so on. Another significant feature of the Olivetti Showroom is a large sculpture, “
which has been given to Fai by Olivetti and has permitted to restore the original function of the recognized historical building defined as 'one of the brightest pages in twentieth-century Italian architecture'.
Wednesday - Sunday h.10.00 - 18.30 (last admission at 18.00).
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Full Ticket: € 8.00;
Reduced Ticket: € 5.00
- children (6 -14 years),
- residents of the Municipality of Venice,
- students with IO STUDIO card,
- university students up to 25 years;
Family Package (2 adults + 2 children, free admission from the third child) € 22.00;
Free Ticket: - FAI and National Trust members, - children from 0 to 5 years, - journalists, - ICOM members.