The architecture of the building is unchanged from what it was a hundred years ago: marble, security grilles, safes.
We have focussed everything on the future market.
The building is the work of military architect Gian Giacomo dell’Acaya (1500-1570), who also built the walls at Lecce and the Castle of Charles V. It became the Palace of Justice.
Over nearly a century, after first being used as a Civil and Criminal Law Court and a prison, the building became the San Martino Barracks.
In 1902 the board of the Banco di Napoli decided to start up a branch in Puglia. In 1930 they opened an office in Lecce, which closed its doors in 2009.
After around eighty years, the bank was moved and the building was left closed for ten years. In 2019 the businessman Renè De Picciotto bought and restructured it: he aimed to build a portfolio for the long term.
The historic headquarters of the Banco di Napoli opened its doors once more. But this time, despite the fact that the architecture was the same, the soul of the building had totally changed: and so the Palazzo BN was born.
The Palazzo BN is nowadays a place that is open and free of barriers, an accessible – and yet private – place; a place where you can spend your time enjoying yourself with culture, good food and wellness.