Metro (Italian newspaper)

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Metro International logo.svg
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Front page (Turin edition), 6 October 2009
Type Free daily newspaper (Published from Monday to Friday)
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Metro International
Founded 2001
Language Italian
Headquarters Milan, Italy
Circulation 1,463,000 (2012)

Metro is an Italian free daily newspaper published in Italy.

History and profile[edit]

Metro is published by Metro International.[1] Ten separate editions are produced for the cities of Bergamo, Bologna, Genoa, Florence, Milan, Padua, Rome, Turin, Venice and Verona, with other special editions (Metro Mag, Metro Stadio, Metro Week).

It is the most read free daily newspaper in Rome and Milan and one of the most read nationally. It is also one of two major free newspapers in Italy, the other being Leggo. In the period of 2001-2002 Metro had a circulation of 414,000 copies.[1] In 2012 the circulation of the paper was 1,463,000 copies.[2]

It also features the Get Fuzzy comic strip, translated into Italian.


  1. ^ a b Piet Bakker (2002). "Free daily newspapers ‐ business models and strategies". International Journal on Media Management. 4 (3): 180–187. doi:10.1080/14241270209389998. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Audi Press Archived March 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.

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