It is the representative body of Italian citizens. It is a bicameral legislature with 945 elected members and a small number of unelected members (parlamentari). The Italian Parliament is made up of the Chamber of Deputies (with 630 members or deputati elected on a national basis) and Senate of the Republic (with 315 members or senatori.
The two houses are independent from one another and never meet jointly.
- Article 56 of the Italian Constitution.
- Articles 57, 58, and 59 of the Italian Constitution.