Italy's banks open head offices on 3 October

Invito a Palazzo offers free tours of bank buildings.

The 14th edition of Invito a Palazzo offers the public a glimpse inside the head offices of a variety of Italy's banks on Saturday 3 October.

The 108 buildings on show in 55 cities across the country represent a wide variety of architectural styles, from the mediaeval and baroque to contemporary, and it will be also possible to see their gardens, cellars, archives, works of art, and libraries.

This year nine banks in Rome open their doors – see list below.

Guided tours in Italian and English take place between 10.00 and 19.00. For more information, tel. 066767400 or see the

Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI) website.

Palazzo Altieri, ABI, Piazza del Gesù 49

Palazzo Altieri, Banca Finnat, Piazza del Gesù 49

Palazzo Altieri, Banco Popolare, Piazza del Gesù 49

Cappella del Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, Unicredit, Piazza Monte di Pietà 33

Direzione Generale, BNL, Via Vittorio Veneto, 119

Filiale, Banca di Sassari, Largo di S. Susanna 124

Palazzo de Carolis, Unicredit, Via Lata 3

Palazzo Rondinini, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Via del Corso 518

Sede, Credito Valtellinese, Via S. Pio X 6-10