A glimpse of futurism resurfaces at the Bank of Italy

The Bank of Italy is at the centre of an important artistic discovery that gives us an unprecedented insight into futurism in Rome. On the walls and ceiling of the ground floor of the Bank of Italy's building in Via Milano 24, some 80 square metres of original decorated surfaces have been found. They belonged to 'Bal Tic Tac', the first futurist night club, whose decoration and furnishings were entrusted to Giacomo Balla. The club was inaugurated in late 1921 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

The building where the discovery was made is part of the complex which will host the Bank of Italy’s monetary education museum starting in 2021.

On Friday 19 October at 11:00 a.m. the remarkable discovery will be presented to the public during a press conference held at the Bank of Italy's Conference Centre at Via Nazionale 190. The completion of the work to secure the Balla House in Rome's Via Oslavia, which was sponsored by the Bank of Italy, will also be announced.