Ministry of Defence (Italy)

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Ministry of Defence
Ministero della Difesa
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Agency overview
Formed1861; 158 years ago (1861) as Ministry of War
1947; 72 years ago (1947) as Ministry of Defence
JurisdictionGovernment of Italy
HeadquartersVia XX Settembre, 8
00187 Rome
Websitewww.difesa.it
Ministry of Defence – Italian Air Force headquarters
Ministry of Defence – Italian Army headquarters


The Ministry of Defence (Italian: Ministero della Difesa, or MDD) is the government body of the Italian Republic responsible for military and civil defence matters and managing the Italian Armed Forces. It is led by the Italian Minister of Defence, a position occupied by Elisabetta Trenta since June 2018.

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