Rome's historic bank buildings open their doors

Free guided tours of around 100 bank buildings across Italy.

The historic head offices of banks in Rome and across Italy open their doors, free of charge, as part of the 2019 edition of Invito a Palazzo on Saturday 3 October.

Now in its 18th year, the annual initiative grants a rare glimpse inside Italy's banks, whose architectural styles vary from the mediaeval and baroque to contemporary; it is also possible to see their gardens, cellars, archives, works of art and libraries.

This year five Roman bank buildings open their doors, with guided tours held in Italian and English between 10.00 and 19.00. The buildings are:

Palazzo Koch, Banca d'Italia, Via Nazionale 91.
Palazzo Orizzonte Europa, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Via Altiero Spinelli 30.
Palazzo Altieri, ABI, Piazza del Gesù 49.
Palazzo Altieri, Banca Finnat, Piazza del Gesù 49.
Palazzo de Carolis, Unicredit, Via Lata 3.

For more information, tel. 066767400 or see the Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI) website.