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il Centro
Quotidiano dell'Abruzzo
("Daily of Abruzzo")
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Luigi Pierangeli
  • Il Centro S.p.A.
Founded1986; 38 years ago (1986)
Political alignmentIndependent
HeadquartersPescara, Italy
Circulation17,500 (2014)

il Centro is an Italian language local daily newspaper based in Pescara, Italy.


il Centro was founded in 1986[1] and the first issue was published on 3 July. Its headquarters is in Pescara[2][3] and the paper was published by Finegil Editoriale.[1]

The newspaper was part of Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso until 2016, when it was sold to local businessman Luigi Pierangeli.[2][4][5]

il Centro has an independent political stance.[3]

The editorial office of the paper in L'Aquila was severely damaged during the earthquake in 2009.

il Centro had a circulation of 24,265 copies in 2008.[6] Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso claimed a circulation of 19,041 copies for the paper in 2013.[4] The company reported that the circulation of the paper was 17,500 copies in 2014.[2]

Localised publications


  1. ^ a b "Il Centro". Publicitas. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Newspapers". Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso. Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Communicating Europe: Italy Manual" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso Spa 2014" (PDF) (presentation slides). Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso. October 2014. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Luigi Pierangeli compra 'il Centro' - Notizie -". Agenzia ANSA (in Italian). 7 September 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2023.
  6. ^ Data for average newspaper circulation in 2008 Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa