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  1. 26 May 2016 Workshop Euro Banknote Production with a Focus on Design and Origination: The Experience of Banca d'Italia The International Relations Directorate organizes – in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities – the workshop “Euro Banknote Production with a Focus on Design and Origination: The Experience of Banca...
  2. 19 May 2016 The foreign exchange reference rates of the Euro - New publication regime The foreign exchange reference rates of the Euro are based on the procedure established by the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). They are based on a daily concertation procedure between the leading central banks, which takes place at 14:15 (CET)....
  3. 13 May 2016 Good banks: deadline for non-binding bids expires The four good banks today announced that the submission period for non-binding offers has been concluded.
  4. 5 May 2016 Governor Visco speaks at the European University Institute The Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, spoke at a workshop on the Stability of the Banking System during The State of the Union conference organized by the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.
  5. 5 May 2016 ECB ends production and issuance of €500 banknote The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to permanently stop producing the €500 banknote. The issuance of the €500 will be stopped around the end of 2018, when the €100 and €200 banknotes of the Europa series...
  6. 29 April 2016 Speech by Salvatore Rossi on the protection of the individual and of the general interest under administrative law Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy and President of IVASS, gave a speech today in Bari on how individuals and the general interest are protected under administrative law. He was speaking at the conference ‘La Giustizia...

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March 2016 - March 2015

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GDP growth

Third quarter 2015 - Fourth quarter 2015

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date: 26 May 2016


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


The supervisory activities of the Bank of Italy and the bank resolution

In this section, the Bank of Italy publishes documents and information relating to the supervisory activity in general and to the supervision of the four banks in "resolution".

Further information

In this section the Bank of Italy provides further information on its decisions and actions. In some cases the information is given in response to reports in the press.

Lira-euro conversion

In compliance with Ruling 216/2015 of Italy’s Constitutional Court, which declared unlawful the bringing forward of the deadline for terminating the redemption of lira banknotes from 28 February 2012 to 6 December 2011 (Article 6 of Decree Law 201/2011, converted into Law 214/2011), on 22 January 2016, the Bank of Italy began lira-euro exchange operations at its branches.


The Bank's geographical organization consists of Branches located in the regional capitals and in some provincial capitals. The Branches' activities relate to the State treasury service, banking and financial supervision, banknote circulation, payment system and economic analysis and statistical surveys at the local level.

International Technical cooperation

The Bank of Italy shares its knowledge and experience with the central banks and financial authorities of the emerging countries, supplying staff training activities and technical consultancy.

Bank of Italy's Art Collection

By making its art collection available on its website the Bank of Italy offers the general public the opportunity to view and admire the most important works in its possession. The precious and varied collection has been built up over time through numerous purchases and today it covers a vast time span and many geographical areas.


  1. 26-27 May Conferences Workshop "Euro Banknote Production with a Focus on Design and Origination: The Experience of Banca d'Italia" Rome
  2. 27 May Press releases €-coin: May 2016 Rome
  3. 31 May Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  4. 31 May Appointments Bank of Italy Annual Report Rome
  5. 31 May Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  6. 31 May Statistics The Statistical Bulletin - Monthly Tables Rome
  7. 31 May Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  8. 2 June Appointments Monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt
  9. 6 June Publications Financial Accounts Rome