Il Resto del Carlino

il Resto del Carlino
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Monrif
RCS MediaGroup
Publisher Poligrafici Editoriale
Editor Andrea Cangini
Founded 21 March 1885 (1885-03-21)
Political alignment Independent
Language Italian
Headquarters Bologna, Italy
Circulation 63,381 (2012)
Sister newspapers La Nazione
ISSN 1128-6741
Website il Resto del Carlino

il Resto del Carlino is an Italian newspaper based in Bologna, and is one of the oldest newspapers in Italy. Its rather evocative name means "the change you get from a Carlino," the smallest part of the Papal baiocco, which was legal tender at the time, when a sheet of local news was given out in shops to make up for any change owing after buying a cigar.

History and profile

il Resto del Carlino was established in 1885.[1][2] The founder was Amilcare Zamorani.[3] In 1988 the owner of the paper was Monrif.[4] In 2004 the owners were Monrif (59.2 %) and the RCS MediaGroup (9.9%).[5] The publisher of the paper is Poligrafici Editoriali.[5]

il Resto del Carlino is based in Bologna[1][2] and is published in tabloid format.[6] Its sister newspaper is La Nazione.[5]


The 1988 circulation of il Resto del Carlino was 310,000 copies.[4] Its circulation was 188,000 copies in 2000.[7] The circulation of the paper was 183,513 copies in 2001 and it was 180,098 copies in 2002.[5] The paper had a circulation of 179,000 copies in 2003[6] and 176,277 copies in 2004.[8] It was 168,000 copies in 2007[9] and 165,207 copies in 2008.[10]

In 2012 the paper sold 63,381,381 copies.[11]


  1. 1 2 "Il Resto del Carlino". Monrif Group. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  2. 1 2 Andrea Keikkala (25 June 2013). "Mario Carnali: Cagli's Journalist Since 1973". Gonzaga in Cagli. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  3. Fred Skolnik; Michael Berenbaum (2007). Encyclopaedia Judaica: Blu-Cof. Granite Hill Publishers. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-02-865932-9. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. 1 2 Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. 1 2 3 4 David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  6. 1 2 "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  7. "Top 100 dailies 2000". campaign. 16 November 2001. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  8. "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  9. Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  10. Data for average newspaper circulation. Survey in 2008 in Italy Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa.
  11. "Daily newspapers: national circulation (2012)". Agcom. Retrieved 12 June 2016.

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