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Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Piazza Salimbeni 3, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 294111
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Oldest, still operating, bank in the world, but only just. Current survival due to recent Government bailouts.

The Palazzo Salimbeni, which is now used as the headquarters for the Banca Monte dei Paschi Di... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
westy54
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Sydney
Now this is what a bank should look like!

Quick walk by and suddenly, there is it in the little square, the oldest bank in the world. It... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Amelia M
,
Province of Malaga, Spain
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  • Excellent36%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Piazza Salimbeni 3, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 294111
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Palazzo Salimbeni, which is now used as the headquarters for the Banca Monte dei Paschi Di Siena, was built in the 14th century but remodelled into its current neo- gothic style in the 19th century. The Bank was founded in 1472 and commenced in...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Quick walk by and suddenly, there is it in the little square, the oldest bank in the world. It looks solid and utterly dependable - well it has been around for almost 500 years!

Thank Amelia M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

That is, still surviving. It faces a magnificent square, quate small and contained, all lit up at night and in the usual tuscan red brick. A marvel to be enjoyed.

Thank Martino56
Reviewed 6 June 2017

After reading reviews on TA I really wanted to take a tour of the Palazzo Salimbeni, home to the headquarters of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. Alas, I couldn't get past the bank's reception. They have organized tours only twice a year I was...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My wife & I didn't walk into the building, but from the outside, the building features and designs are superb, especially under the external eaves. Little head sculptures run all along the building, and although we don't know who each head represent, it's just a...More

Thank Tomme T
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Like someone just said – It is indeed true that this place is really very easy to miss as you walk towards the square. We were with our buddies from the wine tour which is why this became our mandatory first stop for some pretty...More

Thank TrencherWoman01
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We saw folks taking pictures of this unassuming building only to realised it is actually the world's oldest surviving bank !

1  Thank Erico2709
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is where Italy's banking started and currently one of the largest in Italy. Just minutes from the Campo and certainly is one of the highlights of any Siena tour.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Monte dei Paschi is (one of) the oldest Bank in the world (1472), the main economical unit of the town and the 4.th bank in Italy. it deserves a look

Thank SomenziG
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Amazing building you can visit at not cost but is not always open so you need to go early in the day and it is worth a stop not sure if at the weekends is open but can always get information locally.

2  Thank romana1london
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