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Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Piazza Salimbeni 3, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 294111
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  • Excellent31%
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  • Poor1%
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Piazza Salimbeni 3, 53100, Siena, Italy
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"beautiful building"
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"banking"
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is a nice enough building which we came across when strolling from our hotel to the main square. On Piazza Salimbeni. About a 5-minute stroll from the main square. Well worth a look if you're passing. Watch out that it's a working bank headquarters,...More

Thank FTMDave
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

If you're a banker, an economist, or someone interested in European economic history, this building has passing interest. After all, Siena and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena are, respectively, the city that hosted and the bank that was the world's oldest. The Bank still...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

If you like taking photos of unique old building this would go well in your collection. It is in a charming square and if you take the time to look up you will become fascinated by the sculpted heads peering out at you.

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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
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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
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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.

1  Thank Martino56
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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
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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

1  Thank Tomme T
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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

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Reviewed 12 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
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