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Rione (plural: rioni) is the name given to a neighbourhood in several Italian cities. A rione is just a territorial subdivision, the administrative subdivisions in Rome are the Municipi. 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