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The Corriere della sera is a historical Italian daily newspaper founded by Eugenio Torelli Viollier in Milan in February 1876.

The first issue was announced by the ‘newsboys’ in Piazza della Scala at 9 p.m. on Sunday 1876, with the date of 5-6 March. This double date allowed the newspaper to be valid for the afternoon of the first day and the morning of the following day. The first Sunday of Lent was chosen for the launch, although Milanese newspapers did not usually come out on that day. The Corriere therefore took advantage of the absence of competition; however, in order not to make enemies, it donated the revenues of the first issue to charity.

In the 1910s and 1920s, the Corriere della Sera became the most widely read newspaper in Italy, maintaining its importance and influence to this day.  It also introduced comics in 1908 through an insert for children, that is the Corriere dei Piccoli. In the 1950s, the Corriere della Sera was the symbol of the conservative Italian establishment, strongly anti-communist and pro-NATO. In 2004, it launched an online English section focusing on Italian current affairs and culture.

The newspaper has been based in the same buildings since the beginning of the 20th century. It is popularly known as ‘the newspaper in Via Solferino‘ indeed, named after the street where it is still located. Its slogan is ‘The Freedom of Ideas’.  From the start, the newspaper has tried to write its own ideas, social and political changes, accepting the challenges of modernity.

In 1995, the newspaper’s official website was opened and today it is one of the most visited news sites in Italy, with over 2.4 million readers per day. The online version of the newspaper was the 13th most visited website in the country. When you surf the website, you can see the homepage where you can subscribe or register, otherwise follow the news online. The front page is occupied by the main news, highlighted items, and underneath all the news of the day.  Above it you find the search bar, where you can choose:

  • the sections with the various topics (economy, politics, culture, etc.);
  • the weather of Italian cities and their local editions;
  • and finally the various services (vouchers, codes, courses, flyers).

In addition, you can visit the site on several social networks, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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