Intercontinental S.r.l.

Importer and distributor of international press

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Founding partners

The founding partners

Erio Prandi // Arrigo Tarocco



1953 - 1955

A small car for a great history.


In this year the founding members Arrigo Tarocco and Erio Prandi started up the company Intercontinental by importing copies of a single English daily newspaper. It would not be exaggerating to say that this was a pioneering act in the world of distribution, in a country still reeling from the economical and political disaster generated by World War II.

Although means were scarce (copies were accommodated on a Vespa motorcycle!), and the market unknown, their enthusiasm knew no bounds. Over the years, this force has produced a solid business, articulated and capable of performing at the highest national level.

Old headquarters

Old headquarters

Approx. 1957

via Edolo, Milano


The founding partners hand over Intercontinental' s management to the new generation, to their children Nicoletta and Massimo Tarocco and Dino Prandi. Thanks to their enthusiasm and zeal, it was finally possible for Italy to be constantly informed with fresh news from the most important countries all over the world!


Through a widespread and organized circulation, Intercontinental has widened its original range of action, developing many side-line activities. Further to distribution, Intercontinental directly supplies over 600 retailers in Italy and handles subscription orders and deliveries.

The quality and quantity achieved (over 6,000,000 copies imported and distributed per year!), made Intercontinental a more and more liable company, thanks to an enviable technical experience and a strong expansion potential throughout the Country.

Today Intercontinental represents English, American, French, Spanish, Belgian, Arabic and Dutch titles. We specialize in the distribution of 1700 exclusively foreign dailies and periodicals and we are able to offer a selection which will satisfy even the most particular demands.

Intercontinental also supports niche titles, thus granting visibility to minor editions on the Italian market.

New headquarters

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Millions of newspapers and magazines distributed per year


Daily Newspapers




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Milano, Roma, Bologna


7 days per week distribution


Retailers supplied, according to the season