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• The Tiber was used for the public executions in the Ancient Rome.
• Expression “To cross the Tiber” had the meaning “to turn into catholic religion”.
Photo: Tiber, © Aleksandr Zykov
• The first stone bridge was built here in 142 BC and called The Pons Aemilius. It was damaged for several times during 1700 years and had finally ruined after rebuilding.
The Tiber river today
In past the Tiber was the great river used for trade and military ships, but also it was a part of the Ancient Rome's sewer system, so later it was clogged up. Now the river doesn't impress by it's size or cleanness, but every year on January 1, people dive into the Tiber from the Cavour bridge according to tradition, which took start over 50 years ago.
Photo: Tiber river, © Inés Fernández
You can enjoy the excellent views during the water tours along the Tiber, or walk along the riverfront where you can find nice restaurants and souvenir shops.
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Isola Tiberina, the Tiber island, is called one of the most romantic places in Rome. Go here to relax and enjoy the views.FREE4
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