That’s it: after half a day in my car, everybody is back home. But before going home, we finished our short trip to the stair room at the biennale architecture 2014 walking around half a day to see some places where Carlo Scarpa intervened in the dense tissue of Venezia.

First, we visited the entrance to the IUAV at the Campo dei Tolentini (finished by Sergio Los). It was an incredible experience, arriving there nearly 22 years after my Erasmus exchange to Venezia in 1992!

This was followed by a visit to the Fondazione Querini Stampalia. Unfortunately they’ve installed a new main entrance last year, the one by Carlo Scarpa is closed today. I refuse to comment the difference in architectural quality.

And, last but not least: the negozio Olivetti under the arcades of Piazza San Marco. Beautiful! (Actual entrance fee: 5.- Euro…, not beautiful, but better than having a strange oil-painting gallery inside, like it’s been the case several years ago.)

Before finishing, just three quick recommendations:

– Trattoria Da Paolo, Campo de l’Arsenal (try the frittura mist together with a glass of white wine)

– Osteria Vinovino, Calle Veste, south of the campo in front of La Fenice (sarde in saor, baccalà, very good meatballs)

– For an overnight stay: Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, vicino the Zattere station (Dorsoduro 909/a)

 

Venezia, miss you already, see you again, hopefully very soon!

Yours truly, ema

 

Some pictures of the IUAV:

 

Some impressions from the Fondazione Querini Stampalia:

 

Some photos of the negozio Olivetti: