|Publisher||Periodici San Paolo|
|Company||Edizioni San Paolo|
|Based in||Alba/Milan, Italy|
Famiglia Cristiana was founded in Milan in 1931. 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. During its early years it was a local magazine targeting women. In 1954 its coverage expanded to include articles about food, fashion, politics and religion.
In 1955 Famiglia Cristiana became an illustrated weekly magazine.
Famiglia Cristiana enjoyed higher levels of circulation from the late 1950s. The magazine had a circulation of 1,123,071 copies in 1984. The circulation of the weekly was 1,070,652 copies from September 1993 to August 1994. In the mid-1990s the magazine had the highest circulation among other Catholic periodicals in Italy.