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  1. 14 June 2019 The Financial Education Month returns in its second edition The Financial Education Month returns from 1 October to 31 October 2019, an initiative by the Committee for the Planning and Coordination of Financial Education Activities, in which the Bank of Italy participates. This will be the second edition of this...
  2. 11 June 2019 Governor Visco's remarks at the event to commemorate thirty years of Banca d'Italia in Japan Governor Ignazio Visco spoke today in Tokyo during the event to commemorate the thirty-year presence of the Bank of Italy's Delegation in Japan. The Governor of the Bank of Japan, Kuroda Haruhiko, and the Italian Ambassador to Japan, Giorgio Starace,...
  3. 4 June 2019 ECB scholarships for women in economics The European Central Bank has launched a scholarship programme for five female economics students, as part of its measures to support women. More information is available on the ECB's website.
  4. 4 June 2019 Compliance with ESMA Guidelines on the management of conflict of interests for central counterparties The Bank of Italy and Consob, as competent supervisory authorities for Italian central counterparties (CCPs), comply with the 'Guidelines on CCP conflict of interest management' issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) by...
  5. 28 May 2019 The new €100 and €200 banknotes of the Europa series enter into circulation today The new €100 and €200 banknotes enter into circulation today, marking the completion of the Europa series issuances. Their length is the same as those of the first series, but the height has been reduced and is now the same as the €50...
  6. 24 May 2019 Italian Housing Market Survey. Short-term Outlook - 2019 Q1 The Italian Housing Market Survey has been released for the first quarter of 2019. The survey looks at current trends and short-term expectations for the residential real estate market and is conducted by the Bank of Italy together with Tecnoborsa and...

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April 2019 - April 2018

Euro area

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2018 - First quarter 2019

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 17 Jun 2019


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


Meet the Bank of Italy

The 'Meet the Bank of Italy' initiative is a forum for dialogue with members of the public set up to discuss the Bank of Italy’s activities, tasks and objectives, with the aim of dispelling doubts or popular misconceptions and of answering questions in an open, simple and direct way.

Information on Brexit

In view of the United Kingdom's expected withdrawal from the European Union, the Bank of Italy has set up a webpage providing information on Brexit for the public and for financial intermediaries.

Banking and financial supervision

As national supervisor, the Bank of Italy also provides services directly to the public: it handles complaints, runs the technical secretariats for the Banking and Financial Ombudsman and publishes information on individuals or companies not authorized to carry out banking or financial activities in Italy and other more general notices and communications.

FinTech Channel

FinTech is the abbreviation for Financial Technology, namely the application of technology to the delivery of financing, payment, investment and consulting services, which has become a powerful driver of innovation in the financial services market.

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. 17 June Statistics Central government debt Rome
  2. 17 June Statistics General government gross debt Rome
  3. 17 June Publications The Financial Market Rome
  4. 17 June Publications The Public Finances, borrowing requirement and debt Rome
  5. 19 June Publications Balance of payments and International investment position Rome
  6. 20 June Publications ECB Economic Bulletin Frankfurt
  7. 20 June Publications Survey on International Merchandise Transport Rome
  8. 21 June Statistics Financial soundness indicators Rome
  9. 21 June Publications Public Finance Statistics in the European Union Rome