MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of Periodicals
A daily, central organ of the Italian Socialist Party, founded in December 1896 in Rome. During the First World War (1914-18) the paper took a partially internationalist stand, not breaking with reformists. In 1926 the paper was closed down by Mussolini's fascist government, but continued to appear irregularly outside the country. In 1943 it resumed publication in Italy. Avanti remains the central organ of the Italian Socialist Party.