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SCRIBA

Castello San Lio 5765, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2403
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Great pen shop to visit.

Really friendly, helpful, informative and great sense of humor. Really busy but we visited all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard L
Great customer service before, during and after your visit

I wanted to buy a fountain pen while we were in Venice as a 25th wedding anniversary gift from my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob G
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The art of penmanship is celebrated here with gusto. Handmade marble paper and stationery, journals bound on site with a vintage press, and calligraphy sets serve as unique gifts and mementos.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Castello San Lio 5765, 30122 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 241 2403
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly, helpful, informative and great sense of humor. Really busy but we visited all the pen shops and this one was the best. Prices really fair compared with others. Also very transparent - will show you the price of each item on calculator as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to buy a fountain pen while we were in Venice as a 25th wedding anniversary gift from my wife. Having seen the glowing reviews of Scriba, we visited the main store and I tried out a few pens. I was given plenty of...More

Thank Rob G
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Ferligi, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rob G, we are really pleased to read your review, and to read that your Renzetti pen is now working perfectly again. Thank you very much and see you in Venice!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This was a great little shop to come across in Venice. Worth a visit just to see something very unique. Silva was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, making this a very worth while customer experience. For a nice gift idea for those who love writing,...More

Thank Rowan P
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Ferligi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rowan, I'm very thankful for your kind review, it was a pleasure to show you and explain all our products, the materials we use and the way each one is unique in its own way. We hope to see you soon in Venice! Silvia...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

As an artist who has studied calligraphy, I fell love with this store at first sight. The journals are vibrant and have high quality designs. There is a wide assortment of calligraphy pens and different kinds of notebooks, great for all personalities. The only downside...More

Thank Maya A
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Ferligi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Maya, Thanks for your compliments and your review. I would just like to point out that unlike the other commercial stores that buy and sell that you have seen around the city, Scriba can boast of this and we are proud of a large...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Occasionally in Venice you come across a quality gift shop that doesn’t sell tourist memorabilia. We just purchased 2 original works of art. A small but well presented, friendly and air conditioned shop.More

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Ferligi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear Johnbrisbane2017, thank you very much for your nice review and to have underlined the quality of our products. We try to do our best to be "different" and very high quality in all we make! The watercolours that you have purchased are two pieces...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

My wife dropped into a Scriba and bought some beautiful thank you notes and note cards. Shop was full of everything about writing with paper and pens (including quills and ink pots) and all kinds of notepads and cards. Manager was friendly and spoke good...More

Thank Ron F
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Ferligi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear Ron thank you for your nice review, we work hard to offer the best to our costumers, and the best service in our shop! We hope that the note cards that you have purchased will contain nice words for all your friends! Thank you...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We have been in SCRIBA several times over the past few days, and each time the staff were kind and helpful. The first time we visited, the girl working there showed us how she makes their beautiful marbled paper bound journals. Neat! This afternoon another...More

Thank Madre58
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Ferligi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear Madre58, thank you to spend your time to talk about our staff and our products, when you love your work it's nice to talk about it with others and transmit the passion you're living. The Scriba staff puts all the effort to gain experience...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We met the owner and he spent about an hour with us. An incredible business and wonderful approach to looking after customers. We purchased a number of items that are just perfect and we where delighted with the service and experience. Thank you for maintaining...More

Thank Jason B
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Ferligi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thanks Jason, we always take great care of people like her who are interested in our craft world. Thanks for the beautiful review we hope to see you soon in Venice. cordially Scriba staff

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

It was such a pleasant bonus to come across this shop. The shop stocks a beautiful collection of marble paper notebooks, pens and quills. The staff member (in the picture wearing classes) was wonderfully friendly and helpful; customer service that you really remember. Happily managed...More

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Ferligi, Proprietario at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Dear CJHowell26, Thank you very much to have shared with us and with all the other customers your experience in Scriba. We are glad to read that the customer service was something that you still remember very well and that got fixed in your good...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

It is such a pleasant surprise to find great service in Venice and genuine products-this is one such shop. I am new to modern calligraphy, but the owners of this shop are knowledgeable, but there is no pressure. I do suggest that you take your...More

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Ferligi, Proprietario at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Dear WjSYork, First of all we would like to thank you very much to have spent part of your time to write this nice review about our shop. We are glad to read that you have appreciated the service you received and that we was...More

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Jethstar
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Dear jethstar, As Sarah H suggests you the website is available also in English. Thank you Sara H for the fast answer! In fact our site opens as first page the Italian language one but if you press the English flag at the... More
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