Marianna Madia

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Marianna Madia
Marianna Madia daticamera 2013.jpg
Minister of Simplification and Public Administration
In office
22 February 2014 – 1 June 2018
Prime MinisterMatteo Renzi
Paolo Gentiloni
Preceded byGianpiero D'Alia
Succeeded byGiulia Bongiorno
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
29 April 2008
ConstituencyLazio 1
Spokeswoman of the Democratic Party
Assumed office
14 July 2018
Preceded byMatteo Richetti
Personal details
Born (1980-05-09) 9 May 1980 (age 39)
Rome, Italy
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Mario Gianani
Alma materSapienza University of Rome
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
ProfessionPolitician, journalist

Maria Anna "Marianna" Madia (Italian pronunciation: [mariˈanna maˈdiːa]; born 5 September 1980) is an Italian politician of the Democratic Party and a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies since 2008.

She was Minister of Public Administration and Simplification from 22 February 2014[1][2] to 1 June 2018 (Renzi Cabinet and Gentiloni Cabinet).


Madia was born in Rome in 1980. Her family came from Calabria and settled in Rome. Her great-grandfather, Titta Madia, was a lawyer, a journalist, and a deputy in the 1950s. Her father was the politician, journalist and actor Stefano Madia.

She studied at Lycée français Chateaubriand in Rome. She studied at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, specializing in political science.

In June 2013 she married Mario Gianani, a television and film producer.[3] They have twins, Francesco and Margherita, born on 8 April 2014.[4]

She considers herself a practising Catholic.[5]


Madia began her career in February 2008 when she was chosen by the Secretary of the Democratic Party, Walter Veltroni, who proposed her to be candidate for Chamber of Deputies.[2] In April 2008 she was elected. She was reelected in 2013 and in 2018.[6]


  1. ^ "Italy's PM-designate Matteo Renzi names new cabinet". BBC News Europe. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Roncone, Fabrizio. Vada per carina, raccomandata no." Corriere della Sera. 1 March 2008.
  3. ^ Dagospia: Matrimonio segretissimo
  4. ^ La Madia ha partorito una bambina
  5. ^ Sfida a sindacati e compagni di partito L'autunno caldo di Marianna Madia
  6. ^ Elezioni Camera 2018: Carelli, Madia e Gentiloni passano a Roma. Fuori Orfini, Polverini e la iena Giarrusso

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