Palazzo delle Finanze/ Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)

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Palazzo delle Finanze/ Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)

The Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze (Palazzo delle Finanze)/ Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) was the first major complex to be built in Rome after the city became the capital of Italy. Its design was to emphasise the solidity and efficiency of institutions of the newly formed Italian State; the result is the largest and most majestic complex in the capital second only to the Palazzo del Quirinale, with a perimeter of about one kilometer.

The palace of the Finance Ministery was the first construction in Rome, capital of the united Italy, which would give to the new bureaucracy of the new state its own seat, unlike the previous contemporary arrangements inside of the convents. The palace was built by Raffaele Canevari in 1872-1877 by the initiative of a great Italian minister Quintino Sella. The construction is of a very big dimension: 300m x 120m and covers the territory of 19000 sq.m.
Palazzo delle Finanze/ Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Rome
The studio del Ministro holds the Writing Desk made by the much-acclaimed Master craftsmen of Biella and donated to Quintino Sella at the end of his third term as Finance Minister. The Writing Desk was then used by all successive ministers of finance, from treasury down to the current minister of economy.

The Numismatic Museum of the Mint of the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato has been located inside the Palazzo delle Finanze since 1961 and holds about 20,000 numismatic items: coins, medals, moulding objects and wax models. Coins include a copious collection of issues by Italian and foreign countries from the Middle Ages to modern times and some interesting set of trial coins. The medal collection includes three main sets of special historic and artistic value: papal medals, religious medals and medals of the nineteen hundreds.
The Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze (Palazzo delle Finanze), Rome
The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is the executive body responsible for economic, financial and budget policy, planning of public investment, coordinating public expenditure and verifying its trends, revenue policies and tax system. It operates the State's public land and heritage, land register and customs; it plans, coordinates and verifies operations to foster economic, local and sectoral development, and is responsible for setting out cohesion policies.

Address:
Palazzo delle Finanze/ Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)
Via 20 Settembre, 97
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Palazzo delle Finanze/ Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is Shown By "Map F Zone" As "9"
Buses: 16, 60, 61, 62, 175, 492 and 910 stop on the Via Venti Settembre
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