Territorial partition of the Rome municipality in a informative leaflet for the citizens.
The Rome Metropolitan Area, instituted through the National Act 142/90, hosts about 4 million
residents over an area of 5300 km2 and comprises the Rome Municipality (1300 km2) and other
120 small satellite municipalities (4000 km2). It is located on the west coast of the centre
of Italy in the Lazio Region, which is the third most populous region and the third industria
pole in the country, claiming over 5 million people.
Rome Municipality is further subdivided into 19 districts (Municipi), but from a functional
point of view five areas can be identified, four internal to the Great Ring Road (GRA, Grande
Raccordo Anulare), while the fifth is external to the GRA and extends to the city border.
The City Urban Traffic General Plan (PGTU, Piano Generale del Traffico Urbano), acknowledges
the need to have a strong public transport service in the inner areas, characterised by high
residential and activity densities, and a forced but functional cohabitation of public and
private transport in the peripheral and suburban areas, where densities are low.
The historical centre (A), corresponding to the Restricted Access Zone (LTZ, Zona a Traffico
Limitato), has an area of about 6 km2 and shows the highest concentration of business activities
in Rome. The central area (B) borders internally the historical centre and externally the
railway ring (RAIL RING). The area is densely populated and presents a great deal of business