Il Sole 24 Ore

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Il Sole 24 Ore logo
20100420 ilsole24ore frontpage.jpg
Front page, 20 April 2010
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Confindustria
Editor Roberto Napoletano
Founded 9 November 1965; 48 years ago (1965-11-09)
Political alignment Liberalism
Headquarters Via Monte Rosa 91, Milan
Circulation 334.076 [1]
Official website

Il Sole 24 Ore (Italian pronunciation: [ilˈsoːle ventikwatˈtroːre]) is an Italian national daily business newspaper owned by Confindustria, the Italian employers' federation.

It was founded on 9 November 1965 as a merger between Il Sole (English: The Sun), founded in 1865, and 24 Ore (English: 24 Hours). The latter was founded by young economists, including Ferdinando di Fenizio, Libero Lenti and Roberto Tremelloni, on 15 February 1933.[2] The headquarters are in Milan. Total circulation is about 390,000.

The newspaper[edit]

Il Sole 24 Ore reports on business, politics, developments in commercial and labour law, corporate news and features. Extensive share and financial product listings are provided in its daily supplement, Finanza e Mercati.

Weekly supplements include:

  • Domenica (Sunday): art, literature, philosophy, theater, cinema, book reviews, and related news;
  • Plus (Saturday): family savings, market analysis, real estate market news, and other private investment topics;
  • Nòva 24 (Thursday ): science and technology.

Irregular supplements are also produced with a focus on a specific issue such as a particular business sector.


  • Circulation: 390,000
  • Subscriptions: 170,000
  • Readership: 1,200,000
  • Editorial bureaux: 13 national, 8 international

The information integrated system[edit]

Front page of Il Sole 24 Ore for September 12, 2001

The printed newspaper is presented as part of an integrated information system which includes:

Professional services[edit]

The company offers professional services in the areas of: software, data access, professional business books and handbooks, classes, real time services.


  1. ^ Data for average Newspaper circulation (Diffusione media (Italia + Estero)) from the Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa (Ads) survey on 2008 in Italy [1]
  2. ^ "About Us". 24 Ore Group. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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