24 October

- 31 October

The Art of Saving 2017

To mark World Savings Day on 31 October 2017, the Museum of Saving in Turin, in collaboration with the Gallerie d’Italia and the Intesa Sanpaolo Group (through the Banca dei Territori, Historic Archives and foreign banks), will host the second edition of “The Art of Saving”.

From 24 to 31 October, primary and secondary schools will be invited to visit the museum and attend laboratories aimed at helping young people to think about money management and the meaning of saving. A wide variety of free events are being held in Turin, Milan, Naples, Vicenza, Bologna and Palermo.

The programme will also travel abroad to Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary: the Kids&Savings and It’s up to you laboratories, created by the Museum of Saving, will be repeated in the 10 host countries of the foreign banks of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group.

There will be conferences and events for adults, too (see the programmes of the Museum of Saving and the Gallerie d’Italia).

The week will conclude with a surprise: the Museum of Saving will be inaugurating a new exhibition space….a secret for now!

Download here the press release.


The Instagram Game “#TASCHEVUOTE“! (EMPTYPOCKETS) is also part of the initiative.

Dealing with an everyday problem that could happen to anyone (the embarrassing situation of being without cash in a bar, in a supermarket, at the cinema, anywhere), the game invites players to share their stories, with an accompanying photograph….of their empty pockets!

All you have to do is send your photo to hashtag #taschevuote with a description of your “accident” and some advice on how to avoid it happening again.

The photos will be included in a special video galley on the Museum’s website.


How to World Savings Day start?

It all began in 1924 during the celebrations for the centenary (1823-1923) of the Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde (CARIPLO – savings banks of the Lombardy provinces) in a major international meeting held in Milan.

Savings banks from 27 countries attended to analyse the institutions and instruments to collect and manage savings.

To commemorate this first global convention, it was decided that 31 October – closing day of the event – should become the day to celebrate savings worldwide.