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  1. 28 March 2017 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 28 March 2017 Today the Bank of Italy has released three new Working papers (No. 1105-1107) and one new Occasional Paper (No. 376).
  2. 27 March 2017 Investment and Investment Finance in Italy: Challenges and Opportunities Luigi Federico Signorini, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, spoke today at the presentation of the EIB’s annual report on ‘Investment and Investment Finance in Europe 2016’ at the Bank of Italy’s Conference Centre in Rome. The...
  3. 22 March 2017 Seminar "The Legal Function in a Central Bank: the Experience of the Bank of Italy" The International Relations and Economics Directorate organizes – in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities – the seminar " The Legal Function in a Central Bank: the Experience of the Bank of Italy ". The event...
  4. 21 March 2017 Fabio Panetta's remarks on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome Fabio Panetta, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, spoke today in Frankfurt at the travelling exhibit ‘The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today’s Europe’, organized by the Historical Archives of the European Union – European...
  5. 20 March 2017 Interview with Ignazio Visco following the G20 in Baden-Baden Governor Ignazio Visco was interviewed on Bloomberg TV following the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Baden-Baden.
  6. 16 March 2017 The new Banking and Financial Ombudsman website is online The new Banking and Financial Ombudsman website is online with updated graphics, structure and content. Readers can visit the internet site on their desktop, tablet or smartphone. The new website provides visitors with easier and faster access to more...

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Discover the €50 banknote

The new €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017. It is the fourth banknote of the Europa series and follows the new €5, €10 and €20 notes, which have already been issued. The new series includes new and enhanced security features which offer better protection against counterfeiting.

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February 2017 - February 2016

Euro area

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2016 - Third quarter 2016

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 28 March 2017


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".

Italy's less significant banks: general overview and supervision

On 30 June 2016, Italy’s less significant institutions (LSIs), directly supervised by the Bank of Italy within the framework of Europe’s Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), numbered 462, of which 355 were mutual cooperative banks (banche di credito cooperativo or BCCs).

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.

The Bank of Italy's Annual Reports from 1894 are online

All of the Bank of Italy’s Annual Reports are now online from its first financial year in 1894 to date. The first English translation dates from 1923.

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. 29 March Conferences Workshop on "Public procurement: participation, quality and efficiency" Rome - Congress Centre, via Nazionale 190
  2. 31 March Statistics Italy - External debt Rome
  3. 31 March Publications Statistical Bulletin Rome
  4. 31 March Statistics Italy - International investment position Rome
  5. 31 March Statistics The Statistical Bulletin - Monthly Tables Rome
  6. 31 March Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  7. 31 March Publications Banks and financial institutions: branch network Rome
  8. 31 March Statistics Italy - International investment position Rome
  9. 31 March Press releases €-coin: March 2017 Rome