Corriere della Sera

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Corriere della Sera is an Italian daily newspaper printed in Milan.

It is the most famous national newspaper, and among the oldest, founded on Sunday, 1876 March 5 by Eugenio Torelli Viollier. It is always among the three most popular newspapers in Italy, and its major competitor is Eugenio Scalfari's La Repubblica.

The offices have always been in the same buildings since its founding, so it is also known as "Via Solferino", the name of the street where it is still located. As the name indicates, it was originally printed in the evening (sera).

The Italian novelist Dino Buzzati was a journalist at the Corriere, as well as many famous Italian writers such as Italo Calvino. The "third page" (a page once entirely dedicated to culture, in the Italian tradition) contained a main article, named "Elzeviro" which has been signed by all the directors and the major novelists, poets and journalist of the country.

The Corriere is currently embodied in the Rizzoli group, now named RCS (Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera). It is supposedly influenced by the majority owner, the Fiat group, and by the conservative industrialist Cesare Romiti who leads RCS. The newspaper has however opposed Berlusconi's government on several issues, such as the war in Iraq.

The newspaper suffered from the Propaganda Due scandal in the 1980s; the secret Italian Freemasonic lodge had the newspaper's director Di Bella and former owner Angelo Rizzoli on its member lists.

In some regions it is sold at newsagents bundled with regional editions titled Corriere di/della..., for example Corriere della Lombardia.de:Corriere della Sera fr:Corriere della Sera it:Corriere della Sera pl:Corriere della Sera

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