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  1. 27 April 2017 Palazzo Koch is open on 6 May as part of Open House Roma 2017 Palazzo Koch will be open to the general public on Saturday 6 May from 09.00 to 13.15 as part of the sixth edition of Open House 2017. This is an international event which sees the most beautiful and important buildings in Rome opening their doors free...
  2. 19 April 2017 Testimony on the 2017 Economic and Financial Document by Luigi Federico Signorini Luigi Federico Signorini, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, spoke today before the Joint Session of the Fifth Committees of the Senate of the Republic (Budget) and the Chamber of Deputies (Budget, Treasury and Planning) as part of the preliminary...
  3. 19 April 2017 Notes on Financial Stability and Supervision No. 8 Today, the Bank of Italy released one new Note on Financial Stability and Supervision (Note No. 8). In November 2016 the Bank of Italy published the outcomes of its last survey on the cost of bank current accounts. The survey estimates the average cost...
  4. 13 April 2017 Economic Bulletin No. 2 - 2017 Global growth picks up but uncertainty remains high The prospects of a global recovery are gaining ground, thanks in part to expansionary policies in the main economic areas. The conditions on the financial markets are relaxed on the whole. However, the...
  5. 11 April 2017 Ignazio Visco - Exchange of views at the European Parliament on the economic and financial situation of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco spoke today in Brussels before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in an exchange of views on the economic and financial situation of Italy and prospects for economic governance in the European...
  6. 6 April 2017 Workshop "Internal Control and Risk Management in a Central Bank" The International Relations and Economics Directorate organizes – in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities – the workshop “Internal Control and Risk Management in a Central Bank”. The event will take...

The Bank of Italy in pictures

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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March 2017 - March 2016

Euro area

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2016 - Third quarter 2016

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 28 April 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. 5 May Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  2. 6 May Appointments Palazzo Koch is open on 6 May as part of Open House Roma 2017 Rome
  3. 8 May Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  4. 10 May Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  5. 10 May Statistics Italy - International tourism Rome
  6. 10 May Publications Banks and Money: national data Rome
  7. 11 May Publications ECB Economic Bullettin Frankfurt
  8. 11-13 May Appointments G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting Bari
  9. 15 May Publications The Public Finances, borrowing requirement and debt Rome