Famiglia Cristiana

Famiglia Cristiana (meaning The Christian family in English)[1] is an Italian weekly magazine published in Alba, Italy.[2]

Famiglia Cristiana
EditorAntonio Sciortino
Circulation544,576 (2010)
PublisherPeriodici San Paolo
Year founded1931 (1931)
CompanyEdizioni San Paolo
Based inAlba/Milan, Italy
WebsiteFamiglia Cristiana

History and profile

Famiglia Cristiana was founded in Milan in 1931.[1][3] Its original aim was to guide Catholics living in the rural and provincial north Italy to successfully cope with the spiritual and practical challenges of modern life.[4] During its early years it was a local magazine targeting women.[4] In 1954 its coverage expanded to include articles about food, fashion, politics and religion.[4]

The magazine is owned by Edizioni San Paolo, a Roman Catholic publishing group[5] and is published by Periodici San Paolo on a weekly basis.[6][7] It has its headquarters in Alba.[4]

In 1955 Famiglia Cristiana became an illustrated weekly magazine.[8]


Famiglia Cristiana enjoyed higher levels of circulation from the late 1950s.[8] The magazine had a circulation of 1,123,071 copies in 1984.[9] The circulation of the weekly was 1,070,652 copies from September 1993 to August 1994.[10] In the mid-1990s the magazine had the highest circulation among other Catholic periodicals in Italy.[11]

In 2001 the magazine had a circulation of 895,000 copies.[12] The 2003 circulation of the weekly was 742,000 copies.[5] Its circulation was 778,000 copies in 2004.[13]

Its circulation was 644,316 copies in 2007.[14][15] In 2010 the circulation of the magazine fell to 544,576 copies.[7]

See also


  1. "The most important Italian magazines". Life in Italy. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  2. "List of Italian magazines". Ciao Italy. Archived from the original on 7 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  3. "The press in Italy". BBC. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  4. Niamh Cullen (2013). "Morals, modern identities and the Catholic woman: fashion in Famiglia Cristiana, 1954–1968". Journal of Modern Italian Studies. 18 (1): 33–52. doi:10.1080/1354571X.2013.730272.
  5. "Influential weeklies". BBC. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  6. Gino Moliterno, ed. (2005). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture (PDF). London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-203-74849-7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  7. "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  8. Penelope Morris (2007). "A window on the private sphere: Advice columns, marriage, and the evolving family in 1950s Italy" (PDF). The Italianist. 27. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  9. Maria Teresa Crisci. "Relationships between numbers of readers per copy and the characteristics of magazines" (PDF). The Print and Digital Research Forum. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  10. "Top paid-circulation consumer magazines". Ad Age. 17 April 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  11. Cindy Wooden (6 December 1996). "Top Catholic Magazine Resists Vatican". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved 16 August 2014.  via Questia (subscription required)
  12. "Top 50 General Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazine.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  13. "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  14. "Dati ADS (tirature e vendite)". Fotografi (in Italian). Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  15. Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
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