How do you form the present passive in Italian?

The present passive in Italian tends to be formed in one of two ways. One is by the use of reflexive verbs. As an example, the infinitive 'chiamarsi' means 'to be called, to call oneself'. So 'mi chiamo' means 'I am called' or 'I call myself'.

Another way is by the combination of the infinitive with the past participle of the verb. For example, 'io sono veduta' means 'I am seen'. In the word by word translation, the subject pronoun 'io' means 'I'. The verb 'sono' means '[I] am'. The past participle of the infinitive 'vedere' ['to see'] is 'veduto', which means 'seen' and which is 'veduta' in the feminine form.