This is a list of newspapers in Italy, ordered according to category/scope and circulation.

The number of daily print newspapers in Italy was 107 in 1950, whereas it was 78 in 1965.[1] It has further declined since and 74 are listed in this article: 21 countrywide newspapers (including some "opinion" or "political" newspapers with very limited circulation, that are available only in Rome and few other places), 50 regional or local newspapers (some of which have a larger circulation than most countrywide ones) and 3 sports newspapers (all three having a much larger circulation on Mondays).[2] The total circulation (both in print and digital) of the 57 newspapers tracked by Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa (ADS) was 1,891,819 in January 2023, down from 2,292,549 for 57 newspapers in January 2020.[3][4] Corriere della Sera, based in Milan, has the largest circulation — more than 250,000 on average —, and has more than 500,000 digital subscribers.[5]

Political parties used to have their own newspapers, most of which have been either disbanded or transformed into online publications. They have included Avanti! (est. 1896, Italian Socialist Party), Il Popolo d'Italia (est. 1914, Italian Socialist Party / National Fascist Party), La Voce Repubblicana (est. 1921, Italian Republican Party), Il Popolo (est. 1923, Italian People's Party / Christian Democracy / Italian People's Party), L'Unità (est. 1924, Italian Communist Party / Democratic Party of the Left / Democrats of the Left / Democratic Party), L'Umanità (est. 1947, Italian Democratic Socialist Party), La Discussione (est. 1952, Christian Democracy), Secolo d'Italia (est. 1952, Italian Social Movement), Liberazione (est. 1991, Communist Refoundation Party), La Padania (est. 1997, Lega Nord) and Europa (est. 2003, Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy / Democratic Party).

Countrywide

Listed according to circulation, updated to November 2023.[4]

Newspaper Circulation Headquarters Est. Orientation
Corriere della Sera 241,991 Milan 1876 Liberalism[6][7]
Il Sole 24 Ore 125,774 Milan 1865[8] Liberalism[9]
La Repubblica 116,752 Rome 1976 Progressivism[10][11][12][13]
Avvenire 105,957 Milan 1968 Christian democracy
La Stampa 81,077 Turin 1867 Progressivism[14]
Il Fatto Quotidiano 50,771 Rome 2009 Left-wing populism[6][15][16]
Il Giornale 28,046 Milan 1974 Liberal conservatism[17][18]
La Verità 28,040 Milan 2016 Right-wing populism
Libero 20,242 Milan 2000 Liberal conservatism
Italia Oggi 17,246 Milan 1991 Liberal conservatism
Il manifesto 13,987 Rome 1969 Socialism
L'Unità n.a. Rome 1924 Social democracy
La Discussione n.a. Rome 1952 Christian democracy
MF Milano Finanza n.a. Milan 1989 Liberal conservatism
Il Foglio n.a. Rome 1996 Liberalism
L'Opinione delle Libertà n.a. Rome 1996 Liberalism
Il Riformista n.a. Rome 2002 Liberalism
La Notizia n.a. Rome 2013 Populism
Il Dubbio n.a. Rome 2016 Liberalism
Domani n.a. Rome 2020 Progressivism
La Ragione n.a. Rome 2021 Liberalism
L'Identità n.a. Rome 2022 Populism

Regional/local

Listed according to circulation, updated to November 2023.[4]

Newspaper Circulation Headquarters Est. Area
Il Messaggero 64,094 Rome 1878 Lazio, Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo
Il Resto del Carlino 57,273 Bologna 1885 Emilia-Romagna, Marche, southern Veneto
Il Gazzettino 45,080 Venice 1887 Veneto, western Friuli-Venezia Giulia
La Nazione 37,078 Florence 1859 Tuscany, Umbria, eastern Liguria
Dolomiten 33,143 Bolzano 1882 South Tyrol
L'Eco di Bergamo 29,881 Bergamo 1880 Province of Bergamo (Lombardy)
L'Unione Sarda 26,869 Cagliari 1889 Sardinia
Messaggero Veneto 26,483 Udine 1946 western Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Il Mattino 23,505 Naples 1892 Campania
Il Secolo XIX 22,728 Genoa 1886 Liguria, southern Piedmont
Giornale di Brescia 22,726 Brescia 1945 Province of Brescia (Lombardy)
Gazzetta di Parma 21,489 Parma 1735 Province of Parma (Emilia-Romagna)
L'Arena 19,460 Verona 1866 Province of Verona (Veneto)
L'Adige 19,439 Trento 1945 South Tyrol
La Nuova Sardegna 19,415 Sassari 1891 Sardinia
La Provincia 18,233 Como 1892 northern Lombardy
Il Giornale di Vicenza 17,929 Vicenza 1915 Province of Vicenza (Veneto)
Il Giorno 17,914 Milan 1956 Lombardy
Il Tirreno 17,829 Livorno 1877 Tuscany
Libertà 14,051 Piacenza 1883 Province of Piacenza (Emilia-Romagna)
Il Piccolo 13,205 Trieste 1881 eastern Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Gazzetta di Mantova 11,938 Mantua 1664 Province of Mantua (Lombardy)
Il Mattino di Padova 10,842 Padua 1978 Province of Padua (Veneto)
La Provincia di Cremona 10,207 Cremona 1947 Province of Cremona (Lombardy)
Quotidiano di Sicilia 9,846 Catania 1979 Sicily
Gazzetta del Sud 9,644 Messina 1952 north-western Sicily, Calabria
Corriere Adriatico 8,339 Ancona 1860 Marche
La Sicilia 8,258 Catania 1945 Sicily
Alto Adige 7,641 Bolzano 1945 South Tyrol
Nuovo Quotidiano di Puglia 7,477 Lecce 1979 southern Apulia
Il Tempo 7,224 Rome 1944 Lazio, Umbria
Il Centro 7,185 Pescara 1986 Abruzzo
La Provincia Pavese 6,939 Pavia 1879 Province of Pavia (Lombardy)
La Tribuna di Treviso 6,613 Treviso 1978 Province of Treviso (Veneto)
Giornale di Sicilia 6,481 Palermo 1860 Sicily
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno 5,853 Bari 1887 Apulia
Gazzetta di Modena 5,367 Modena 1859 Province of Modena (Emilia-Romagna)
Gazzetta di Reggio 5,356 Reggio Emilia 1860 Province of Reggio Emilia (Emilia-Romagna)
La Nuova Venezia 4,683 Venice 1978 Province of Venice (Veneto)
Corriere dell'Umbria 4,641 Perugia 1983 Umbria
La Nuova Ferrara 4,212 Ferrara 1989 Province of Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna)
Corriere delle Alpi 3,897 Belluno 1978 Province of Belluno (Veneto)
Editoriale Oggi n.a. Frosinone 1988 Lazio
Trentino n.a. Trento 1945 Trentino
Il T n.a. Trento 2022 Trentino
Roma n.a. Naples 1862 Campania
Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung n.a. Bolzano 1996 South Tyrol
Il Quotidiano del Sud n.a. Castrolibero 1995 Calabria, Basilicata, Campania
La Voce di Rovigo n.a. Rovigo 2004 Province of Rovigo (Veneto)
Primorski dnevnik n.a. Trieste 1945 Slovene minority in Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Sports

Listed according to circulation, updated to November 2023.[4]

Newspaper Circulation Headquarters Est.
La Gazzetta dello Sport 148,474[19] Milan 1896
Corriere dello Sport 40,980[20] Rome 1924
Tuttosport 23,505[21] Turin 1945

Publishers

Some media companies publish several newspapers, ordered by cumulative circulation:

See also

References

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  2. ^ "European Publishing Monitor" (PDF). Turku School of Economics (Media Group). March 2007. Archived from the original (Report) on 10 October 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. ^ "ADS - Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa".
  4. ^ a b c d "ADS - Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa".
  5. ^ "Il Corriere della Sera raggiunge i 500 mila abbonati digitali". 14 December 2022.
  6. ^ a b https://www.urpp-equality.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:94e022b9-a1c7-4b8d-99cd-908cf515e309/23_FenzlStedtnitz_NewsWeChoose_InequalityDiscussionPaper.pdf
  7. ^ https://www.psa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/conference/papers/2017/Podemos_M5S.pdf
  8. ^ The newspaper started as Il Sole in 1865 and was merged with 24 Ore, started in 1933, in 1965.
  9. ^ "Il Sole 24 Ore".
  10. ^ Papathanassopoulos, Stylianos (2007). "The Mediterranean or Polarized Pluralist Model Countries". In Terzis, G. (ed.). European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions. Bristol: Intellect Book. pp. 191–200.
  11. ^ Castaldi, Simone (6 October 2010). Drawn and Dangerous: Italian Comics of the 1970s and 1980s. Univ. Press of Mississippi. ISBN 9781628468397.
  12. ^ Zamponi, Lorenzo (26 February 2018). Social Movements, Memory and Media: Narrative in Action in the Italian and Spanish Student Movements. Springer. ISBN 9783319685519.
  13. ^ "The Secret of Benedict XVI's Popularity. In Spite of Everything".
  14. ^ "The Italian Media's Relation with Armenia and Azerbaijan". 11 May 2023.
  15. ^ "Where to get the news in Italy".
  16. ^ "Institutionalized Populism: The "Strange Case" of the Italian Five Star Movement - ECPS". 8 June 2021.
  17. ^ "Intimate Fusion: Media and Political Power in Silvio Berlusconi's Italy". 17 May 2013.
  18. ^ https://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/imk/JOUR3421/v05/undervisningsmateriale/Italy&usg=AOvVaw0kzWsEcL0_GFEQsRHhxtsq&opi=89978449
  19. ^ 160,241 on Mondays.
  20. ^ 48,039 on Mondays.
  21. ^ 33,174 on Mondays.

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