Rione (Italian pronunciation: [riˈoːne]; plural: rioni) is the name given to a neighbourhood in several Italian cities. A rione is a territorial subdivision. The larger administrative subdivisions in Rome are the Municipi, with the rioni being used only in the historic centre. The word derives from the Latin: regiones, the 14 subdivisions of Rome imposed by Augustus.[1] The term has been adopted as a synonym of quartiere in the Italian comuni.[1]

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  1. ^ a b (in Italian) The word rione in the Treccani dictionary on-line