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  1. 19 October 2017 Workshop "Macroprudential Analyses and Supervision" The event will take place from 19 to 20 October in Rome. Participation is by invitation only and is reserved to central banks of new EU Member States, EU candidates and potential candidates, countries included in the EU's neighbourhood policy and other...
  2. 18 October 2017 Technology balance of payments - 2016 The technology balance of payments brings together some items of the balance of payments that refer to international trade in technology other than physical goods (disembodied technology); the taxonomy has been defined by the OECD. Data are compiled by...
  3. 18 October 2017 New releases of Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 18 October 2017 Today the Bank of Italy has released five new Occasional Papers (No. 397-401).
  4. 17 October 2017 Luigi Federico Signorini's interview with Massimo Fracaro Luigi Federico Signorini, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, gave an interview to Massimo Fracaro in L’Economia (Corriere della Sera) on the new guide to savings, ‘Risparmio alla pari’. Everyone needs to study how to save and should...
  5. 14 October 2017 G7 Finance - Agreement on Principles for the Prevention of Cybercrime in the Financial Sector On October 12, on the sidelines of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings, the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors under the Italian presidency met in Washington and agreed on the fundamental elements for effective assessment of cybersecurity for...
  6. 10 October 2017 Governor Ignazio Visco's interview with Global Finance Governor Ignazio Visco was interviewed by Global Finance Magazine.

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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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September 2017 - September 2016

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GDP growth

Second quarter 2017 - First quarter 2017

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Exchange rates

date: 19 October 2017


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


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. 20 October Publications Economic Bulletin Rome
  2. 20 October Publications Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Rome
  3. 23 October Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  4. 24 October Statistics Bank Lending Survey (BLS): results for Italy Rome
  5. 26 October Appointments Governing Council of the ECB: monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt Frankfurt
  6. 26 October Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  7. 27 October Press releases €-coin indicator Rome
  8. 27 October Publications Payment System Rome
  9. 31 October Statistics General government operations Rome