Il Messaggero

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Logo Il Messaggero.png
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Front page (Rome edition), 3 October 2008
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Caltagirone Editore
Editor Mario Orfeo
Founded 1878
Political alignment Liberal
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Circulation 230,697 (2005) [1]

Il Messaggero is an Italian newspaper based in Rome, Italy,

History and profile[edit]

Il Messaggero was founded in 1878. It is owned by the Italian publishing company Caltagirone Editore, and its leaders include Azzurra Caltagirone, the partner of the political leader Pierferdinando Casini, on its board. Its former owner was Montedison.[2]

It is a national newspaper and the most popular daily newspaper in Rome and central Italy; It provides different local editions for the regions of Lazio, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Tuscany.

The 1988 circulation of the paper, based in Rome, was 370,000 copies.[2]


  1. ^ Data for average number of paid-for copies (Totale pagata) from the Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa (Ads) survey on 2005 newspapers sales in Italy [1] (Excel file).
  2. ^ a b Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
Il Messaggero headquarters in Rome