Francesco Acquaroli
Francesco Acquaroli daticamera 2018.jpg
President of Marche
Assumed office
30 September 2020
Preceded byLuca Ceriscioli
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
23 March 2018 – 22 October 2020
Mayor of Potenza Picena
In office
9 June 2014 – 8 June 2018
Preceded bySergio Paolucci
Succeeded byNoemi Tartabini
Personal details
Born (1974-09-25) 25 September 1974 (age 47)
Macerata, Marche, Italy
Political partyMSI (till 1995)
AN (1995–2009)
PdL (2009–2012)
FdI (since 2012)
Spouse(s)Lucia Appignanesi
Alma materUniversity of Macerata

Francesco Acquaroli (born 25 September 1974, Macerata, Italy) is an Italian politician of the Brothers of Italy (FdI).[1]


Following his graduation from high school, he studied economics and business administration at the University of Macerata.[1]

Political career

He began his political commitment at a very young age as a member of municipal council of Potenza Picena.[1]

In the regional elections in the Marches in 2010 he was a candidate for the regions council on the list of The People of Freedom (PdL) in support of the candidate for president Erminio Marinelli, resulting elected. He soon left the PdL and became a member of the newly founded Brothers of Italy[2] following which his friendship with the leader of Brothers of Italy Giorgia Meloni began.[1]

In 2014, Acquaroli was a candidate for Mayor of Potenza Picena and was elected on the 8 June 2014.[3] Following his election as Mayor, he resigned from his post as a member of the regional council.[4] In the parliamentary elections of 2018, he was elected deputy of the Brothers of Italy.[5] Following his election he resigned from the office of Mayor of Potenza Picena in June 2018.[6]

On 22 June 2020 he was proposed as the Brothers of Italy candidate for the presidency of the Marche in the 2020 regional elections[7] within a center-right coalition of BdI, Lega Nord and Forza Italia.[1] He was elected the president of Marche on the 20 September 2020.[8]

Personal life

He is married to Lucia Appignanesi and is a fan of Inter Milan. He also has a brother.[1]

March on Rome Dinner controversy

On the 28 October 2019 Francesco Aquaroli was present at a dinner in Acquasanta Terme organized by the provincial secretary of FdI to celebrate the March on Rome led by Benito Mussolini in 1922. The march on Rome was the beginning of the fascist dictatorship in Italy. Together with Acquaroli, the mayor of Ascoli Piceno Marco Fioravanti was also present at that dinner.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Di Stasio, Francesca (2020-07-22). "Chi è Francesco Acquaroli: curriculum, biografia, età e partito". Controcampus. Archived from the original on 2020-10-18. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  2. ^ Sentimenti, Chiara. "Francesco Acquaroli, chi è il nuovo presidente della Regione Marche". il Resto del Carlino (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  3. ^ Carlino, il Resto del. "Francesco Acquaroli vince le elezioni regionali delle Marche, foto". il Resto del Carlino (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2020-09-23. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  4. ^ "Acquaroli si dimette, Brini entra in Consiglio regionale". il Resto del Carlino (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2021-07-16. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  5. ^ "XVIII Legislatura - Deputati e Organi - Scheda deputato - ACQUAROLI Francesco". (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2020-10-02. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  6. ^ Carlino, il Resto del. "Il sindaco Acquaroli lascia dopo l'elezione, gli subentra la vice Tartabini". il Resto del Carlino (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2021-07-16. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  7. ^ "Regionali, Caldoro in Campania e Fitto in Puglia: il centrodestra trova l'accordo sui candidati". la Repubblica (in Italian). 2020-06-22. Archived from the original on 2020-09-19. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  8. ^ "Parlamentsreform und Wahlen - Italien stimmt für eine Verkleinerung des Parlaments". Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) (in German). 2020-09-21. Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  9. ^ "Francesco Acquaroli: il candidato governatore del centrodestra nelle Marche e quella cena per il Duce". nextQuotidiano (in Italian). 2020-06-22. Archived from the original on 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2020-09-22.