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Il Corriere della Sera

Sample frontpage from the newspaper
Front page on 15 July 2009
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner RCS MediaGroup
Editor Ferruccio De Bortoli
Founded 15 March 1876; 138 years ago (1876-03-15)
Political alignment Independent, liberal, Centrist
Language Italian
Headquarters Milan, Italy
Circulation 444,967 [1]
ISSN 1120-4982
Official website

The Corriere della Sera (Italian pronunciation: [korˈrjɛre ˈdella ˈsera]; English: Evening Courier) is an Italian daily newspaper published in Milan, with an average daily circulation of 800,000 copies.[2]

First published on 5 March, 1876, Corriere della Sera is one of Italy's oldest newspapers.[2] Its main rivals are Rome's la Repubblica and Il Messaggero, and Turin's La Stampa.[3]

In 2004, Corriere della Sera launched an online English section focusing on Italian current affairs and culture. In total, its website is among the most visited Italian language news websites, attracting over 1.6 million readers everyday.[4]


Corriere della Sera was founded on Sunday 5 March 1876 by Eugenio Torelli Viollier.[2] In the 1910s and 1920s, under the direction of Luigi Albertini, it became the most widely read newspaper in Italy, maintaining its importance and influence into the present century.[2]

The newspaper's offices have been in the same buildings since the beginning of the 20th century, and therefore it is popularly known as "the Via Solferino newspaper", for the name of the street where it is still located. As the name indicates, it was originally an evening paper.

The Italian novelist Dino Buzzati was a journalist at the Corriere, as were many other leading Italian writers and intellectuals, including Eugenio Montale, Italo Calvino, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Oriana Fallaci and Indro Montanelli. The "third page" (a page once entirely dedicated to culture, in the Italian tradition) contained a main article, named elzeviro, which has been signed by all the editors and the major novelists, poets and journalists of the country.

In the 1960s the Corriere became part of the Rizzoli group, listed in the Italian stock exchange. Its main shareholders are Mediobanca, the Fiat group and some of the biggest industrial and financial groups in Italy.

In 1981 the newspaper was involved in the P2 scandal; the secret Italian Freemason lodge had the newspaper's editor Franco Di Bella and the former owner Angelo Rizzoli on its member lists. The daily's 2010 circulation was 664,000.[5]

People (past and present)


Columnist & Journalists

See also

  • Corriere dei Piccoli, originally a children's supplement of the Corriere della Sera.
  • List of non-English newspapers with English language subsections


External links

  • () (Italian)
    • Articles in Chinese
  • December 1969 historical front pages.
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