Tevere - Tiber River & Bridges, Rome

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    Blondie

    by OttoMarzo Updated Jun 28, 2005

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    Shot the river by night

    Sometimes there's nothing better that take a walk. If you are in Rome you have the chance to have a wonderful and romantic walk by the "blonde" river Tevere. It's gonna be a long walk, but the ancient city was built all around the river so you will be able to see many fantastic places.
    My advice is to start walking from the closest bridge to Piazza del Popolo and go southward to finish walking just after the Island's bridges.

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    Crowds aren't your thing?

    by karenincalifornia Written May 24, 2005

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    Tiber River before dawn, Rome

    Enjoy Rome before sunrise. Being the early riser I am, I would get up every morning before sunrise and take hour long walks throughout Rome. This is a picture I took on one of my early morning walks along the Tiber River.

    I would usually start out by 5:00 am and walk until the sun was up. I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the city. This is the time at which Rome sleeps.

    Is Rome safe for a woman alone in the dark? I did this every morning on my own and each morning walked to different parts of Rome - Campo Dei Fiori, Piazza Navone, Tridente, Via Veneto, Colosseo, Trastevere, and Vaticano. I never saw anything amiss, and I felt just as safe as I do at home in San Francisco (very safe). The key is to look like a tough - like you'll belt anyone who threatens you, and you'll do fine.

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    Tiber River

    by Blatherwick Updated Dec 31, 2004

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    Tiber River

    A stroll down the Tiber River, which is the 2nd longest River in Italy, makes for a pleasant time. It seem that St. Peters is always in view and there are some great bridges such as the Ponte San Angelo along the way.

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    All cities need a River

    by sue_stone Written Nov 13, 2004

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    View of the Tiber River looking towards St Peters
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    Rome lies on the Tiber River, which is the 2nd longest River in Italy.

    It winds its way through the city and makes a nice setting for a break from the site seeing, not to mention a great place ot take some photos!

    We had a stroll along the river and enjoyed the views of St Peters in the distance - which is shown in this photo, with Ponte S.Angelo also in shot.

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    Tiber River

    by chiara76 Written Nov 8, 2004

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    The view from the one of the bridges on the Tiber.

    Just as a interesting fact, in Polish language this is Tybr.
    So, you can walk near the river and it is one of the nicest walks you can go on in Rome.
    Going along the Tiber you can reach the Castle of Sain Angel for example.

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    River Tiber

    by Webboy Updated Feb 16, 2004

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    Tiber River looking onto St Peters Dome

    We didn't see much of the River Tiber, but did like the little we saw, and wish we had left more time to take a walk along the banks.

    The 2 occasions we did get a good view of it were from the top of St Peters dome, where you can see it winding in and out of the buidlings, and on the Sunday, the day we crossed it on our way to Castle San Angelo.

    The Tiber is a nice wide river, and looks as though you could have a nice relaxing walk along the banks.

    Although we only really saw it twice, we did get 2 excellent views, one of which you can see in the photo of St Peters dome in the background.

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    Ponte Rotto (Pons Aemilius)

    by tompt Updated Jan 30, 2004

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    Ponte Rotto, Rome

    The river Tiber flows through Rome. In the middle of this river is a small island, not very originaly named tiber-island (Isola Tiberina). we walked onto the island which mainly consists of a hospital. But we liked the nearby arch of an old bridge better. It is called Ponte Rotto.

    In 179 BC the Pons Aemilius (today's Ponte Rotto) was built with stone foundations. In 142 BC stone arches were added, making it the first all-stone brige over the Tiber. It was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Untill it was destroyed by a great flood on Christmas Night of the year 1598. Since then it is an abandonned ruin.

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    Ponte Rotto

    by davidlop Written Jan 5, 2004
    Ponte Rotto

    Walking by the Tiber river, you realize there are a lot of bridges, many of them not very old (only some hundred years). But there's still one piece of an original roman bridge, pretty carved and reasonably standing still.

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    The Tiber River & the Vatican

    by myrtle Written Nov 23, 2003

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    The Tiber River

    This picture was taken from the Bridge of Angels near Castel Sant'Angelo. I think it's one of the best pictures I've ever taken. You can see the Vatican from here...and obviously the Tiber River. I've heard the Tiber River is probaby the dirtiest water because it was used to dump the dead animal carcuses after the gladiators killed them.

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    Walking along the Tiber is a...

    by eden_teuling Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Walking along the Tiber is a must. I was lucky because the evening I came from the Castel S. Angelo was perfect: the atmosphere was great!

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    What the Thames is to London,...

    by eden_teuling Written Aug 24, 2002

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    What the Thames is to London, the Seine to Paris, the Amstel to Amsterdam is the Tiber to Rome!
    All these rivers have a great many bridges for those who want to go or need to go to the other side.
    Before all these (often pompous) bridges there were ferrymen!
    This is one of the most beatiful bridges over the Tiber which leads to the 'Engelenburcht'.
    The sun was already quite low but I thought it would give a nice atmosphere.

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    Walk the bridges of the Tiber

    by icunme Written Jun 10, 2009

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    Try to take a romantic walk over the bridges of the Tiber at Sunset. Photo below is what you may see.

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    The old bridges

    by mvtouring Written Jun 27, 2006

    We were told that this old bridge is the oldest one still standing in Rome and it leads to the hospital which is situated on an island in the river

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    Come and see the wolves...

    by sandravdp Written Jun 22, 2006

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    Along the riverside of Tiber River you will found drwaings of the wolf that was supposed to be feeding young Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome.

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    Tiber

    by bonio Written May 7, 2006

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    We spent a pleasant hour walking along the banks of the river. Strangely we met few other people, did they know something that we didn't?

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