Matteo Renzi, 39, will be sworn in as Italy's youngest prime minister ever today.
The centre-left Democratic Party leader unveiled his government yesterday and said the broad coalition will bring hope to the economically stagnant country.
After formally accepting the mandate to form the government, Mr Renzi said he will waste no time in enacting reform.
"We aim tomorrow morning to immediately do the things that need to get done," he said.
More top news
The cold weather is set to continue over the next few days with further wintry showers and icy patches, particularly at night.
Some child abuse survivors say they received death threats after MPs published their details online.
Coronation Street has found another actress to play Bethany Platt, after a previous one was dropped for lying about her age.