Il Sole 24 Ore

Il Sole 24 Ore logo
Front page, 20 April 2010
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Confindustria
Editor Roberto Napoletano
Founded 9 November 1965 (1965-11-09)
Political alignment Liberalism
Headquarters Via Monte Rosa 91, Milan
Circulation 334,076 (2008)
ISSN 0391-786X

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

History and profile

Il Sole 24 Ore was first published on 9 November 1965 as a merger between Il Sole (English: The Sun), founded in 1865,[1] and 24 Ore (English: 24 Hours), founded in 1933.[2] The latter was established by young economists, including Ferdinando di Fenizio, Libero Lenti and Roberto Tremelloni, on 15 February 1933.[3] The owner of Il Sole 24 Ore is Confindustria.[2][4][5]

Il Sole 24 Ore has its headquarters in Milan[6] and is published in broadsheet format.[7] The paper 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:

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


The 1988 circulation of Il Sole 24 Ore was 320,000 copies.[4] In 1997 it was the fifth best-selling Italian newspaper with a circulation of 368,652 copies.[8]

The circulation of the paper was 520,000 copies in 2000[9] and 414,000 copies in 2001.[7] In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 373,723 copies, making it the fourth best-selling newspaper in Italy.[10] Its circulation was 334,076 copies in 2008.[11]

The information integrated system

Front page of Il Sole 24 Ore for 12 September 2001

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

Professional services

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


  1. Robert G. Picard, ed. (2002). Media Firms: Structures, Operations, and Performance. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. p. 60. Retrieved 26 December 2014.  via Questia (subscription required)
  2. 1 2 "Communicating Europe: Italy Manual" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  3. "About Us". 24 Ore Group. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  4. 1 2 Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. Alessandro Carretta et. al. (2011). "The Impact of Corporate Governance Press News on Stock Market Returns". European Financial Management. 17 (1). doi:10.1111/j.1468-036X.2010.00548.x. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. Carlos Dora (2006). Health Hazards and Public Debate: Lessons for Risk Communication from the BSE/CJD Saga. World Health Organization. p. 134. ISBN 978-92-890-1070-2. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  7. 1 2 Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  8. Jose L. Alvarez; Carmelo Mazza; Jordi Mur (October 1999). "The management publishing industry in Europe" (Occasional Paper No:99/4). University of Navarra. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  9. "Financial Newspapers" (PDF). SFN Flash. 7 (1). 7 January 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  10. "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  11. Data for average newspaper circulation. Survey on 2008 in Italy Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa.
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