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Virgilio was the first web portal ever in Italy. Born in 1996 as a search engine and web directory manually edited by its own editors (Yahoo! model), has gradually evolved as a general portal with different contents, offering users webmail services, a search engine, chats and a web community.
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The editorial style of the early days still leaves an imprint on Virgilio, strongly oriented into providing quality news contents, organized into premium vertical channels. Local contents also have a great relevance, with over 8,100 portals, one for each Italian town.
It all adds up making Virgilio a reference point for the Italian web, as evidenced by its figures: one out of two Italian surfers visits the portal each month, a total of over 13 million users per month (source: Audiweb TDA November 2015).