Not really. Pirlo is not a DM and if you watch the matches, he really doesn't defend all that well. de Rossi is the only DM who plays that kind of true position for his club (Montolivo is a classic playmaker and Marchisio is an all around player who shuffles back and forth in the Juventus system). What they do rely on is a solid back line who can move quickly to defuse attacks. The fullbacks do move forward but rarely into the attacking 1/3 of the field. With the formation they use, Prandelli tries to overrun the opponents midfield and control the ball. Many of their attacks go up the middle which is unusual these days but when you have two great passing midfielders like Pirlo and Montolivo you can do this. I would look at the formation as a double playmaker formation with one (Pirlo) lying deep and the second (Montolivo) up front.