Renzi mocked on Internet, social media sites
Italy's new premier teased for marketing prowess24 February, 17:34
Comparisons were made to the energetic reformer Renzi and Pope Francis, who has been in his job for less than a year and already known for making deep reforms to the substance and style of the Catholic Church.
Others turned to the impersonations of Renzi by comedian Maurizio Crozza, who dons a big wig and bigger teeth to mock the telegenic 39-year-old premier.
Some made fun of Renzi's emphasis on youth, including the many references to his age and the fact that his slimmed-down, 16-member cabinet includes two young women who are just 33.
On Twitter, some mocked Renzi's pledges to pass major reforms to Italy's dysfunctional electoral law by the end of February - only four days off.
Some compared Renzi to ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi, who was elected three times, in part, due to his communication and marketing skills.
Others complained Renzi was only a "puppet" of senior established politicians.
But supporters stood up for him, calling his Senate speech "fantastic".