List of Prime Ministers of Italy by time in office

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20 years, 267 days
Benito Mussolini
from 1922 to 1943
10 years, 189 days
Giovanni Giolitti
from 1892 to 1893, 1903 to 1905, 1906 to 1909, 1911 to 1914 and 1920 to 1921
9 years, 53 days
Silvio Berlusconi
from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2011
102 days
Paolo Gentiloni
since 2016
15 days
Tommaso Tittoni
in 1905

This list of Prime Ministers of Italy lists each Prime Minister in order of term length. This is based on the difference between dates; if counted by number of calendar days all the figures would be one greater.

Of the 57 Prime Ministers, 8 served more than 5 years while 18 served less than 1 year.

Benito Mussolini is the only person to have served as Prime Minister for more than 20 years. Tommaso Tittoni served as Prime Minister for only 15 days.

Rank Prime Minister Political Party Total time in office Cabinets
1 Benito Mussolini National Fascist Party 20 years, 267 days 1
2 Giovanni Giolitti Historical Left/
Liberal Union
10 years, 189 days 5
3 Silvio Berlusconi Forza Italia/
The People of Freedom
9 years, 54 days 4
4 Alcide De Gasperi Christian Democracy 7 years, 238 days 8
5 Giulio Andreotti Christian Democracy 7 years, 62 days 7
6 Agostino Depretis Historical Left 6 years, 210 days 7
7 Aldo Moro Christian Democracy 6 years, 60 days 5
8 Francesco Crispi Historical Left 5 years, 310 days 3
9 Amintore Fanfani Christian Democracy 4 years, 172 days 6
10 Romano Prodi The Olive Tree 4 years, 151 days 2
11 Marco Minghetti Historical Right 4 years, 83 days 2
12 Bettino Craxi Italian Socialist Party 3 years, 256 days 2
13 Antonio di Rudinì Historical Right 3 years, 209 days 5
14 Giovanni Lanza Historical Right 3 years, 208 days 1
15 Mariano Rumor Christian Democracy 3 years, 13 days 5
16 Antonio Segni Christian Democracy 2 years, 346 days 2
17 Matteo Renzi Democratic Party 2 years, 294 days 1
18 Giuseppe Zanardelli Historical Left 2 years, 261 days 1
19 Benedetto Cairoli Historical Left 2 years, 225 days 3
20 Antonio Salandra Liberal Union 2 years, 89 days 2
21 Luigi Federico Menabrea Historical Right 2 years, 48 days 3
22 Luigi Pelloux Military 1 year, 360 days 2
23 Giuliano Amato Italian Socialist Party/
The Olive Tree
1 year, 351 days 2
24 Alfonso La Marmora Historical Right 1 year, 265 days 2
25 Ivanoe Bonomi Reformist Socialist Party/
Labour Democratic Party
1 year, 238 days 3
26 Vittorio Emanuele Orlando Liberal Union 1 year, 236 days 1
27 Emilio Colombo Christian Democracy 1 year, 195 days 1
28 Bettino Ricasoli Historical Right 1 year, 193 days 2
29 Massimo D'Alema Democrats of the Left 1 year, 187 days 2
30 Mario Monti Independent 1 year, 163 days 1
31 Giovanni Spadolini Italian Republican Party 1 year, 155 days 2
32 Mario Scelba Christian Democracy 1 year, 145 days 1
33 Paolo Boselli Liberal Union 1 year, 134 days 1
34 Lamberto Dini Independent 1 year, 121 days 1
35 Urbano Rattazzi Historical Left 1 year, 115 days 2
36 Ciriaco De Mita Christian Democracy 1 year, 100 days 1
37 Francesco Cossiga Christian Democracy 1 year, 71 days 2
38 Adone Zoli Christian Democracy 1 year, 43 days 1
39 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Independent 1 year, 12 days 1
40 Luigi Luzzatti Historical Right 363 days 1
41 Francesco Saverio Nitti Radical Party 358 days 2
42 Giovanni Leone Christian Democracy 337 days 2
43 Alessandro Fortis Historical Left 318 days 2
44 Pietro Badoglio Military 319 days 2
45 Enrico Letta Democratic Party 300 days 1
46 Giovanni Goria Christian Democracy 260 days 1
47 Arnaldo Forlani Christian Democracy 253 days 1
48 Luigi Facta Liberal Union 247 days 2
49 Giuseppe Saracco Liberal Union 236 days 1
50 Sidney Sonnino Historical Right 220 days 2
51 Ferruccio Parri Action Party 172 days 1
52 Giuseppe Pella Christian Democracy 154 days 1
53 Fernando Tambroni Christian Democracy 123 days 1
54 Luigi Carlo Farini Historical Right 106 days 1
55 Paolo Gentiloni Democratic Party 102 days 1
56 Camillo Benso di Cavour Historical Right 81 days 1
57 Tommaso Tittoni Historical Right 15 days 1

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