"Isola Tiberina" Isola Tiberina Tip by Julius_Caesar

Isola Tiberina, Rome: 26 reviews and 43 photos

  hey, this is where I was born! :'D
by Julius_Caesar
 
 

In ancient times the island, which lay opposite the city?s port, had large structures of white travertine at either end built to resemble the stern and prow of a ship. Since 293 B.C., when a temple was dedicated to Aesculapius, the god of healing, the island has been associated with the sick (now there is also a hospital on the island). The bridge you see in the pic is Ponte Fabricio, the oldest original bridge, built in 62 B.C.

Website: http://www.isolatiberina.it

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  • Written Feb 12, 2005
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