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Jump into Tiber river on the 1st of January in Rome

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Jump into Tiber river on the 1st of January

Place: Cavour Bridge in Rome, Italy

Tradition of jumping into the Tiber in the New Year is nearly half a century, it began with unemployed lifeguard, who was desperately looking for a job. Did he find it after that - no one knows, but the tradition has taken root.

Now every year a few brave souls jumping from the bridge of Cavour in the cold waters of the river under the cheers of all those who came to celebrate the New Year together with the residents of the city. The height of the bridge - 17 meters, and the water temperature does not exceed +10°C.

Tips and hints: lifeguards are always present near, but before jumping you should prepare a warm dry things, and most importantly - a sober assessment of your strength.

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Cavour Bridge
Cavour Bridge#21 of 29 places to visit in Rome

The bridge Cavour is better known for the Roman tradition as the place where daredevils jump into the waters of the Tiber in the New Year.

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