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The 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 financial newspaper.

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.

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