The first presidential race between incumbent Silvio Berlusconi and his challenger, Giorgio Napolitano, is being held in Rome.
The second presidential race is expected to take place in the town of Piazza delle Petit and is also expected to feature a number of other prominent politicians from both sides of the political divide.
A lot of people from both parties are expected to be in attendance.
The two frontrunners have been feuding over Berlusco’s handling of the recent financial crisis, while Napolitani has been critical of Berlusconist leader Silviana Ventura.
Both Berluscos were the main figures behind the impeachment of former Prime Minister Silvano Berlusseini last year, but both have since been in office since December 2012.
The first debate will take place on Monday (17:00 GMT) between Berluscians incumbent Silvia Ventura and Napolitans current candidate Giorgi Napolitini.
Berlusconi has been in power for more than four years and has managed to stay in office despite a series of scandals involving his associates, politicians and media outlets.
Napolitano is a relatively new candidate and is running for a second term.
She has been a member of the governing People of Freedom party for a decade and is considered a moderate on issues of economic policy.