THE MUSEUM is open

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: closed


ilCartastorie, the museum at the Banco di Napoli Historical Archives, was created as a way to allow the public access to the enormous patrimony of documents from the ancient Neapolitan public banks. Within these documents are nearly 17 million names, hundreds of thousands of payments, along with detailed reasons for payment which paint a fascinating picture of Naples and all of Southern Italy during the past 450 years, from 1573 to today.

ilCartastorie, in a myriad of ways, from multimedia exhibits to creative writing workshops, effectively brings back the voices, the stories and the historical events which have been immortalized in the pages of the large tomes found at the Archives.

  • The Archive of their Dreams*

    The second edition of The Archive of their Dreams, the architecture workshop for children organized by the Archipicchi...

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    (Italiano) Il Caravaggio di Manara

    Milo Manara at the Museum of the Banco di Napoli Historical Archives Twelve appointments proposed by COMICON for Cara...

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    Adventures in Archives

    CO:OP – UNINA Last spring, the Department of Humanistic Studies at the University of Naples, Federico II and the Banco...

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    Learning Activities

    The Learning Activities of ilCartastorie | Museum of the Banco di Napoli Historical Archives is reserved for secondary ...

  • The “Fourth Caravaggio”

    A real, but previously unseen Caravaggio can be found in one of the 330 rooms of the Banco di Napoli Historical Archives...

  • percorso multimediale


    The permanent multimedia exhibition at ilCartastorie, the new museum at the Banco di Napoli Historical Archives was inau...