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Graziano Delrio (born 27 April 1960) is an Italian medical doctor and politician, who served in the government of Italy as minister of infrastructure and transport from 2 April 2015 to 1 June 2018. He previously served as the state secretary to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. He was minister for regional affairs and autonomy from 28 April 2013 to 22 February 2014 as part of the Letta Cabinet. He also served as the mayor of Reggio Emilia.

Graziano Delrio
Graziano Delrio daticamera 2018.jpg
Minister of Infrastructure and Transport
In office
2 April 2015 – 1 June 2018
Prime MinisterMatteo Renzi
Paolo Gentiloni
Preceded byMaurizio Lupi
Succeeded byDanilo Toninelli
Secretary of the Council of Ministers
In office
22 February 2014 – 2 April 2015
Prime MinisterMatteo Renzi
Preceded byFilippo Patroni Griffi
Succeeded byClaudio De Vincenti
Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies
In office
28 April 2013 – 22 February 2014
Prime MinisterEnrico Letta
Preceded byPiero Gnudi
Succeeded byMaria Carmela Lanzetta
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
23 March 2018
Mayor of Reggio Emilia
In office
13 June 2004 – 4 June 2013
Preceded byAntonella Spaggiari
Succeeded byLuca Vecchi
Personal details
Born (1960-04-27) 27 April 1960 (age 59)
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Political partyPeople's Party (1994–2002)
The Daisy (2002–2007)
Democratic Party (2007–present)
Spouse(s)Anna Maria Grassi (1982–present)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Modena

Personal lifeEdit

Graziano Delrio was born in Reggio nell’Emilia on 27 April 1960, he is married and has nine children.[2][3][4][5][6] He holds a degree in medicine and studied in the UK and Israel.[5] His specialization is in endocrinology.[2][7]

He is close to the Communion and Liberation movement[8][9] and he spoke in the Rimini Meeting in August 2018.[8][9]


Graziano Delrio worked at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia as a faculty member and researcher.[10] He is the founder and former director of the Giorgio la Pira Association, which was founded to promote cultural contact between Italy and the Middle East.[5][10] He is a senior member of the Democratic Party.[11][12] In 1999, he became a member of the municipal council of the Reggio Emilia province.[7] In 2000, he was elected to the regional board and served as the president of the health and social politics commission for the province and as the member of the environment and territory commission.[10]

In 2004, he became a member of the Margherita Party and was elected as the mayor of Reggio Emilia for the Unione Party.[7] He was the president of national association of Italian municipalities until July 2013 when the mayor of Turin, Piero Fassino, was elected to the post.[13][14] On 28 April 2013, Delrio was appointed minister for regional affairs and autonomy to the cabinet led by the Prime Minister Enrico Letta.[15] On 22 February 2014, he was appointed state secretary to the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's office.[7]

Legal issuesEdit

Graziano Delrio was investigated due 'ndrangheta illegal goods and services control in 2010s.[16][17][18][19]


  1. ^ "Graziano Delrio biografia 2018: figli moglie, Renzi e il curriculum". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Delrio Graziano". Who's who. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  3. ^ Carolyn Edwards; Lella Gandini; George Forman (13 December 2011). The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation. ABC-CLIO. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-313-35962-0. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Graziano Delrio". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Roe, Alex (29 April 2013). "Who Are Italy's New Ministers?". Italy Chronicles. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  6. ^ "The new Italian government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta". Cosmopolis. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d "The team of the Renzi government" (PDF). Intel Group. February 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Autostrade, Giorgetti: "La nazionalizzazione non mi persuade". Delrio: "Noi abbiamo aumentato le manutenzioni"". 20 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  9. ^ a b "[Il retroscena] Il ponte Morandi e la difesa di Delrio: "Mai nessuno allarme. E il segreto di Stato non esiste"". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Our Image of Learning, Our Responsibility". NAREA Newsletter. 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Letta hails strong cabinet with 'record' women presence". ANSAmed. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Italy ex-PM Prodi put forward for presidential vote". News Asia. 15 April 2013. Archived from the original on 19 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Tough Economy Has Italy Pushing Lesser-Known Destinations in New 'Jewels of Italy' Campaign". Atlanta Black Star. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Fassino new head of Italian mayors". Life in Italy. Rome. ANSA. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Italy's cabinet ministers". Europe. Rome. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  16. ^ "Delrio: Pastena ha ammesso che non aveva dossier contro di me -". 30 July 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Graziano Delrio, il verbale: "'Ndrangheta in Emilia? Nessuna osservazione diretta". Il pm: "Non potete aspettare Gratteri" - Il Fatto Quotidiano". 13 May 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Graziano Delrio, rapporto dei Servizi: "Dirigente del Comune assunta per i voti calabresi nella sua corsa a sindaco" - Il Fatto Quotidiano". 15 April 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  19. ^ "'Ndrangheta in Emilia, M5s: "Delrio ha mentito ai pm. Ecco i documenti" - Il Fatto Quotidiano". 11 April 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2018.