Cassa Di Risparmio Di Roma/Fondazione Roma Museo/ The Museo del Corso, Rome

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Cassa Di Risparmio Di Roma/ The Museo del Corso, Rome

The Palace of the Savings Bank was built by A.Cipolla in 1864-1874 on the site of old palaces, ex property of the Hospital of S.Giacomo degli Incurabili. It is one of examples of how the historical center of Rome is keeping the tendency of depopulation by creation of the constructions serving political and financial organizations on the territory of former living blocks.

In one of the mentioned above old palaces was an 18th century Caffe del Veneziano, one of the first places in Rome distributing coffee drinks.

Fondazione Roma Museo/ The Museo del Corso/ Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio Di Roma (Rome Foundation)

The Foundation’s private collection consists of a rich and original range of works that, extensively crossing through the fifteenth to the twentieth century, cover a long historic and artistic period. As proof of the Foundation’s interest in art and the improvement of the cultural offer for the community, new acquisitions are constantly added to this heritage.

This extraordinary collection features paintings, prints, sculptures, engravings and tapestries and was formed with the intention of preserving the idea of Rome as perceived by the cultural world over the centuries. Though the masterpieces that form the collection vary in school and style, on the whole it may be distinguished for its originality and consistency. Most of the subjects or the authors of the works are indeed closely related to the city of Rome, the centre of the Foundation’s activities.

Museo del Corso/ Fondazione Roma Museo is opened in 1999, is a combination of the new and the old, brought about by the Rome Foundation, a private banking institution that encourages cultural projects. It is primarily used for temporary exhibitions, but also has a permanent collection of outstanding art. These works, originally held privately by the Foundation at their headquarters, include Italian paintings and tapestries from the 16th to the 20th century. Covering a number of different periods and styles, the collection also includes Flemish landscapes and an extensive chronology of papal medals.
Fondazione Roma Museo/ The Museo del Corso/ Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio Di Roma
Fondazione Roma is a private institution that works to support social and economic progress. This Foundation is the historical continuation of Rome's Mount of Piety established in 1539 for the purpose of preventing usury and of the savings bank, Cassa di Risparmio di Roma, which intentionally incorporated the pawnbroking institution in 1937. Whilst still pursuing the original philanthropic goals, the Fondazione Roma is now a modern 'operating foundation' that implements projects with considerable social impact in support of five main sectors: Health, Art and Culture, Education, Scientific Research and Aid to the Underprivileged. The Foundation enthusiastically pursues the operative strategy of forming partnerships and working in synergy with other local institutions and stakeholders in order to produce efficient, flexible, dynamic and transparent solutions to the community's needs. The Foundation’s offices are located in the historical building named Palazzo Sciarra which overlooks the Via del Corso in the centre of Rome.

History of Cassa di Risparmio di Roma To Capitalia

Banca di Roma is the fruit of a multi-stage operation that began with the preparation of a stategic plan by Cassa di Risparmio di Roma, a regional savings bank founded in 1836. In 1989, Cassa di Risparmio di Roma acquired Banco di Santo Santo Spirito, a medium - sized bank also strongly rooted in central Italy, with the twofold aim of attaining a scale comparable to that of Italy ´s major banks and consolidating control of its regional market.

The most important stage of the plan was the merger between Banco di Santo Spirito, to which the banking activity of Cassa di Risparmio di Roma had been transferred, and Banco di Roma, one of Italy´s largest banks, with a nationwide network and branches or offices in the main financial centres abroad.

The structure and management of the Cassa di Risparmio di Roma collection was divided between two repositories with documents belonging to Monte di Pietà di Roma and Cassa di Risparmio di Roma. In the reorganization, the papers of the two institutions were separated and arranged, and descriptive inventories prepared. The Cassa di Risparmio di Roma collection is located in Piazza del Monte di Pietà, 33 and measures 350 linear metres. The papers span the period from the Cassa´s foundation in 1836 to the 1960s. The collection is composed of folders and registers. The analytical inventory has been revised and compiled preparatory to its publication in the near future.

In 1992, the Bank of the Holy Spirit—which had previously merged with the Cassa di Risparmio di Roma (est. 1836) in 1989— merged with the Banco di Roma (est. 1880) to form the Banca di Roma, which subsequently merged with other banks in 2002 to form Capitalia.

On 1 August 1992 Banca di Roma S.p.A. was thus born. The new bank is a member of the "Gruppo Bancaroma", and combines in one the spirit of enterprise, strength and domestic and foreign reach of the three pre - existing institutions. With the acquisition of Banca Nazionale dell´ Agricoltura, Banca Manager SpA, Mediocredito di Roma SpA and of Banca Mediterranea SpA, the "Gruppo Bancaroma" is one of Italy´s largest banking groups in terms of branches (1.164) and staff (19.881 employees) and ranks very close to the top in terms of assets, deposits and loans [The figures refer to the end of December 1998].

Banca di Roma´s foreign network comprises 17 main branches and 8 representative offices, as well as the 22 branches of its French subsidiary Banque Générale du Commerce and the two main branches of Banca di Roma International and Banca Italo - Albanese.

The historic archive of the Banca di Roma, which holds the bank's various archives along with those of the Cassa di Risparmio di Roma, the Banco di S. Spirito and the Monte di Pietà (the last two have largely been dispersed), is in Rome at Piazza del Monte di Pietà 33, and is accessible only by appointment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday. The documentation has recently been inventoried and computerised. This report refers mainly to elements in the Banco di Roma archives.

The Historical Archives´ offices are at Via del Corso, 307 - I-00186 Rome (entrance at Via Alessandro Specchi, 16). The documents are located in Piazza del Monte di Pietà, 33 - I-00186 Rome (The Monte di Pietà, the Banco di Santo Spirito and the Cassa di Risparmio di Roma collections) and in Via del Corso, 307 - I-00186 Rome (The Banco di Roma Collection). Admission is by appointment only. Users must have the authorization issued by the Soprintendenza archivistica per il Lazio (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 209).

The Archives are closed to the public during the last two weeks of July and the month of August.

In May 2007, plans were finalized for the buyout of Capitalia by its larger Italian rival, Unicredit. All banks of the Capitalia group in Northern Italy will be reconfigured as Unicredit banks; in turn, all Unicredit banks in the rest of Italy will be reconfigured as either Banca di Roma banks (rest of mainland Italy and Sardinia) or as Banco di Sicilia banks (in Sicily only).

Time line:

1539: Monte di Pietà di Roma is founded.
1605: Banco di Santo Spirito is founded.
1836: Cassa di Risparmio di Roma is founded.
1880: Banca di Roma is founded.
1937: Cassa di Risparmio di Roma acquires Monte di Pietà di Roma; Banca di Roma becomes the bank of national interest under Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI).
1946: Banca di Roma participates in the founding of Mediobanca.
1989: Cassa di Risparmio di Roma acquires Banco di Santo Spirito.
1992: The merger of Banco di Santo Spirito and Banca di Roma forms Banca di Roma.
1997: Banca di Roma is privatized in a public offering.
1999: Banca di Sicilia is acquired.
2002: The company acquires Bipop-Carire and changes its name to Capitalia.
2003: A joint venture is formed with Archon Group to collect on EUR 6 billion in nonperforming loans.
2007: Merger with Unicredit

Banca di Roma S.P.A. (Unicredit banks)

Banca di Roma S.P.A. offers personal and business banking services. The bank provides deposit products, loans, and credit cards services. It also offers investment services including retirement planning and investment banking. The bank was formed as a result of merger between Banco di Santo Spirito, Cassa di Risparmio, and Banco di Roma. It was formerly known as Minghetti Finanziaria, S.p.A. and changed its name to Banca di Roma S.P.A. in July 2002. The bank was founded in 1992 and is based in Rome, Italy. Banca di Roma operates as a subsidiary of Unicredit S.p.A.
Viale Umberto Tupini 180
Rome, RM 00144, Italy
Phone: 39 06 54 451
Fax: 39 0654 45 30 14

About Capitalia

Capitalia was an Italian banking group headquartered in Rome. Capitalia was formed in July 2002 in a merger of Banca di Roma, Bipop-Carire, and Banco di Sicilia. Capitalia in turn agreed to be taken over by Unicredit in May 2007, becoming part of the second largest bank in the European Union and the sixth largest in the world.

Capitalia was a Public limited company, and it was led by the President Cesare Geronzi and the CEO Paolo Fiorentino following the resignation of Matteo Arpe. Its General Manager was Carmine Lamanda. It employed 28,264 people and its annual profit was 5,171,000 million EUR (as at 2004).
Capitalia S.p.A.
Viale Tupini 180
Roma I-00144,Italy
Telephone: 39 06 5445139
Fax: 39 06 54452351

Fondazione Roma Museo/ The Museo del Corso/ Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio Di Roma
Palazzo Cipolla, Via del Corso, 320
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Also foundation owns: Palazzo Sciarra - Via M. Minghetti, 17 - 00187 Roma
Zone: Rione Pigna (Torre Argentina) (Roma centro)
Cassa Di Risparmio Di Roma is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "43"
Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday – Sunday from 10 am – 10 pm, Monday: Closed.
Tel. +39 06.6786209, + 39 06.697645599

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