Administrative subdivisions of Rome

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The city of Rome, Italy is divided into first-level administrative subdivisions.

Municipi of Rome
Municipi of Rome
The fifteen Rome municipi
CategoryLocal government districts
  • 19 January 2001
Number15 (as of 2013)
Areas20–180 km2
  • President and
    Municipal Council(s)

There are 15 municipi (singular: municipio) in the city; each municipio is governed by a president and a council who are elected directly by its residents every five years. The municipi collectively comprise the comune of Rome, which is itself one of the constituent parts of the wider metropolitan city of Rome Capital.


On 31 March 1966, for administrative purposes and to increase decentralization, the territory of the comune of Rome was divided into 12 administrative areas, called circoscrizioni (singular: circoscrizione). On 11 February 1972 those areas were increased to 20.

On 6 March 1992, after the referendum that ratified the separation of the then Circoscrizione XIV from Rome and the birth of the new independent comune of Fiumicino, the number of administrative areas of Rome decreased to 19.

On 19 January 2001, circoscrizioni which were renamed municipi and the direct election of a President to head each municipio was established.[1]

On 11 March 2013, Rome City Council decided to merge some of the municipi, reducing their number to 15 and giving them a new numeration.[2]


Municipio Population
31 December 2015
in km2
per km2
Municipio I – Historical Center 186,802 19.91 9,382  
Municipio IIParioli/Nomentano 167,736 19.60 8,567
Municipio III – Monte Sacro 204,514 97.82 2,091
Municipio IV – Tiburtina 177,084 49.15 3,603
Municipio V – Prenestino/Centocelle 246,471 27.00 9,137
Municipio VI – Roma Delle Torri 256,261 113.40 2,261
Municipio VII – Appio-Latino/Tuscolano/Cinecittà 307,607 46.80 6,580
Municipio VIII – Appia Antica 131,082 47.29 2,772
Municipio IXEUR 180,511 183.17 985
Municipio XOstia/Acilia 230,544 150.64 1,530
Municipio XI – Arvalia/Portuense 154,871 70.90 2,185
Municipio XII – Monte Verde 140,996 73.12 1,928
Municipio XIII – Aurelia 133,813 68.70 1,949
Municipio XIVMonte Mario 190,513 131.30 1,451
Municipio XV – Cassia/Flaminia 158,561 186.70 849

Presidents of the municipiEdit

For the current legislature (2016–2021), presidents of Rome's municipi are:

N. President Party Mayoral
I Sabrina Alfonsi PD
II Francesca Del Bello PD
III Giovanni Caudo PD
IV Roberta Della Casa M5S  Y
V Giovanni Boccuzzi M5S  Y
VI Roberto Romanella M5S  Y
VII Monica Lozzi M5S  Y
VIII Amedeo Ciaccheri SI
IX Dario D'Innocenti M5S  Y
X Giuliana Di Pillo M5S  Y
XI Mario Torelli M5S  Y
XII Silvana Crescimanno M5S  Y
XIII Giuseppina Castagnetta M5S  Y
XIV Alfredo Campagna M5S  Y
XV Stefano Simonelli M5S  Y

Urban subdivision of RomeEdit

The comune of Rome is also composed of 155 urban zones (zone urbanistiche), conceived as a subdivision of the municipi, which were established in 1977 for statistical and city planning purposes on the basis of urban homogeneity criteria. Boundaries were drafted taking account of the discontinuities in Rome's urban pattern The urban zones are identified by an alphanumeric code that consists of a letter and of the number of the municipio where the zone was located: indeed, the municipi were reduced from 20 to 15 in 2013, but the alphanumeric codes were not revised.

Historical subdivisions of RomeEdit

Map of the subdivisions of Rome:
  rioni (districts)
  quartieri (neighborhoods)
  suburbi (suburbs)
  zone dell'Agro romano (areas of Agro romano)

Rome is also divided into 116 non-administrative units, called comprensori toponomastici (toponymic districts), which are organized into four groups:

  • 22 rioni located in the historic centre of the city, mostly within the Aurelian Walls, except for Prati and Borgo;
  • 35 quartieri surrounding the historic centre of Rome outside the Aurelian Walls;
  • 6 suburbi located in the suburban area of the city;
  • 53 zone in the countryside of the comune.

List of historic Rioni in Rome's centreEdit

The rioni originate from the Regiones of ancient Rome, which evolved in the Middle Ages into the medieval rioni.[3] In the Renaissance, under Pope Sixtus V, they reached again the number of fourteen, and their boundaries were finally defined under Pope Benedict XIV in 1743.

A new subdivision of the city under Napoleon was ephemeral, and there were no sensible changes in the organisation of the city until 1870 when Rome became the capital of Italy. The needs of the new capital led to an explosion both in the urbanisation and in the population within and outside the Aurelian Walls. In 1874 a fifteenth rione, Esquilino, was created on the newly urbanised zone of Monti. At the beginning of the 20th century other rioni where created (the last one was Prati – the only one outside the Walls of Pope Urban VIII – in 1921). Afterward, for the new administrative subdivisions of the city the name "quartiere" was used. Today all the rioni are part of the first Municipio, which therefore coincides completely with the historical city (Centro Storico).[citation needed]

A map of Rome's historic center with its Rioni.
Rione Name Population
R. I Monti 13,028
R. II Trevi 2,327
R. III Colonna 2,111
R. IV Campo Marzio 5,860
R. V Ponte 3,596
R. VI Parione 2,572
R. VII Regola 3,328
R. VIII Sant'Eustachio 1,962
R. IX Pigna 10,737
R. X Campitelli 552
R. XI Sant'Angelo 1,084
R. XII Ripa 2,520
R. XIII Trastevere 19,229
R. XIV Borgo 2,954
R. XV Esquilino 24,167
R. XVI Ludovisi 1,612
R. XVII Sallustiano 2,225
R. XVIII Castro Pretorio 5,341
R. XIX Celio 2,519
R. XX Testaccio 8,088
R. XXI San Saba 3,531
R. XXII Prati 15,270
Rioni Total 186,802

List of Rome's quartieriEdit

Quarters of Rome

List of Rome's suburbiEdit

There are currently 6 suburbi with a discontinuous numbering, since some of the original suburbs were established as quartieri in 1961, following to the urban development of the city.


  1. ^ "Strutture territoriali" (in Italian). Comune di Roma. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Roma, sì all'accorpamento dei municipi: il Consiglio li riduce da 19 a 15". Il Messaggero. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ "The "Rioni" of Rome". Retrieved 3 February 2010.

External linksEdit

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