Italian press is mainly based in Rome and Milan. There are approximately
80 daily newspapers, the largest of which are La Repubblica and Il
Corriere della Sera which publish regional and northern editions.
The main regional newspapers for the south
are Il Gazetto del Sud and Mezzogiorno for the whole south (based
in Reggio Calabria), Il Giornale di Sicilia (based in Palermo) and
La Sicilia (based in Catania) for all of Siciliy, Barisera for Bari
and Il Quotidiano for Reggio Calabria.
Alto Adige is a newspaper that is based in northern
Italy which was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, therefore
two pages a day are published in German. The group that owns La
Repubblica controls fifty five percent of the shares.
L'Arena is one of Italy's oldest newspapers
in the north east. The first issue was published just before Italian
troops entered Verona chasing out the Austrians in October 1866.
Corriere della Sera is controlled by the Agnelli
family and is considered to be the most prestigious newspaper in
Italy. Italians like to compare it to the New York Times.
Corriere dello Sport/Stadio is published in Rome
and is distributed throughout Italy. It is one of two newspapers
that is primarily dedicated to sport.
Il Gazzettino is Venice's leading newspaper
founded in 1887.
Il Sole 24 Ore is Italy's leading daily
Florence's more important newspaper is La
Nazione which started life in July 1859. It's also distributed
in Umbria and the province of La Spezia.
The daily newspaper, La Repubblica, provides
articles on news, sport, stock market information, weather reports,
travel, fashion, etc.