Italy’s banks open head offices on 1 October

Invito a Palazzo offers free tours of bank buildings in Rome.

The 15th edition of Invito a Palazzo offers the public a glimpse inside the head offices of a variety of Italy’s banks, free of charge, on Saturday 1 October.

The 96 buildings on show in 50 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 eight banks in six Roman buildings open their doors – see list below.

Guided tours take place between 10.00 and 19.00. For more information, tel. 066767400 or see the Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI) website.

Palazzo Koch, Banca d'Italia, Via Nazionale 91.

Direzione Generale, BNL, Via Vittorio Veneto, 119.

Palazzo Altieri, ABI, Piazza del Gesù 49.

Palazzo Altieri, Banca Finnat, Piazza del Gesù 49.

Palazzo Altieri, Banco Popolare, Piazza del Gesù 49.

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.