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SCRIBA

San Lio 5765, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2403
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A Rare, Retail Breath of Fresh Air in Venice.

It is such a pleasant surprise to find great service in Venice and genuine products-this is one... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
WJSYork
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York
Amazing shop

This shop is difficult to find but worth a visit . The owner and his employees are very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
montrealmf
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montreal
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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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  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“marbled paper” (7 reviews)
“fountain pens” (4 reviews)
“great shop” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
San Lio 5765, 30122 Venice, Italy
Castello
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+39 041 241 2403
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"marbled paper"
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"fountain pens"
in 4 reviews
"great shop"
in 3 reviews
"explained everything"
in 2 reviews
"murano glass"
in 4 reviews
"seals"
in 6 reviews
"wax"
in 10 reviews
"stamp"
in 6 reviews
"gifts"
in 6 reviews
"bookmark"
in 6 reviews
"calligraphy"
in 4 reviews
"elena"
in 6 reviews
"souvenir"
in 3 reviews
"craftsmanship"
in 2 reviews
"techniques"
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"rialto"
in 3 reviews
"artist"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This shop is difficult to find but worth a visit . The owner and his employees are very helpful and patient . My daughter and I spent a long time looking at the amazing assortment of notebooks, papers , bookmarks and pens . Choosing was...More

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Ferligi, Proprietario at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

dear Montrealmf, We would like to thank you for the nice review about our shop. We are glad to read that the service and the assistance you received was good. It is very important for us to explain our customers the way in which one...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Wanted a souvenir of our wonderful visit to Venice, so decided on a Murano glass dip pen. Googled and it came up with Scriba. Paid the shop a visit and found the staff to be extremely friendly, helpful and was a great experience. Able to...More

Thank Kevin R
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Ferligi, Proprietario at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Kevin R., Thank you very much for you nice review. We are glad to read that during your visit in our shop you have found a friendly and helpful staff! One of our first purposes is in fact to give more informations we can...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Our first night in Venice we walked by Scriba and I was entranced by the jewel box of a stationary store. It took two more trips before I was able to find it again, and my efforts were rewarded. The proprietress gently responded to my...More

Thank Jo H
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Ferligi, Proprietario at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Jo H, Thank you very much for your nice review. You made me smile while reading your report about the way in which one we tried to communicate! I am glad to know that you have appreciated my efforts! Here is Elena who is...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Fabulous little shop, selling authentic, handmade items including marbled paper, leather bound books, glass pens etc. Owners are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Don't be fooled by other shops stocking similar items, these are the real deal.More

Thank Travelanon1974
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Ferligi, Proprietario at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Travelanon1974, Thank you very much to have shared with us and with all the other people your experience in our little shop Scriba. Thank you also to have underlined more than one time that all the products that we realise are all made up...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

After passing by hundreds of paper shops in Venice a week or so ago, this one caught my eye as it had a press. Other shops were selling marbled books, but I was unsure if they were making them. At SCRIBA, every book and sheet...More

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Ferligi, Proprietario at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Dear Percie E, Thank you very much for your appreciative words about our shop and the service you have received by our staff. We try to explain our work to all our customers to let them know all the informations they need to understand what...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This is a little off the beaten tack but well worth hunting down if you want to find some classic genuine Venezia paper. The lady working there was charming and knowledgeable and we spent more than we intended but bought what we consider art rather...More

1  Thank Mark H
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Ferligi, Proprietario at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Dear Mark H, Thank you very much for your nice review! We are very glad to hear that You have a lot of nice words talking about our staff and the service you have received! We hope to see you soon in our shop! Kind...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This little shop is charming! It shows exactely what we are loosing with not writing by hand these days. You can try out the writing with all the different penna types. After this you can make your very own writing kit with your choice of...More

2  Thank Kovács V
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Ferligi, Proprietario at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear Kovacs V, We are glad to read you nice words about our shop! Your review is so detailed that we have not to add anything! We are what you wrote! We take the opportunity to thank you again to have chosen Scriba for your...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Scriba is a wonderful and charming Venetian shop that sells beautiful handmade paper, hand bound journals, a variety of ink writing utensils and local art. The female salesperson was kind and patient with my middle school children who were indecisive in their selection of a...More

1  Thank Symmes72
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Ferligi, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear Symmes72, Thank you very much for your review! You're words make us feel proud of our work, and it's always pleasant to read that the attention we put on each person, on each detail, is appreciated. We hope to see you again here at...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We wanted to buy some genuine art (as opposed to the generic prints made who knows where) and were tempted by the watercolours in the window. These were painted by a local artist called Semenzato Paolo and were gorgeous. The proprietor even took the one...More

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Ferligi, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at SCRIBA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Offwhitetower, Thank you for your nice review! For us, the "local" factor is really important, in fact being artisans (most of the production you can see in the shop is made directly by us) we understand the special value this adds to a product....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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