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Rome Jewish Ghetto Walking Tours – Tiber Island and the district of the Jewish Ghetto. Rome Guided walking tours of the city center and private walking tours of ancient Rome. (Vatican Guided Tours)
Rome walking tour – Tiber Island – Even if over the centuries, flooding of the Tiber caused devastation and barriers built in the late 19th century have irreparably altered the townscape on the banks of the river, the Tiber Island and the old Ghetto, where the Jewish community of Rome has lived since the IV.th century BC., it still maintains its old character and interest. This Rome walking tour also includes visiting Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina), a pretty river island that can be reached from both banks by two bridges. The Fabrizio Bridge (Ponte Fabrizio) is the oldest in Rome, dating back to the 62nd BC.; it is also known as „Ponte Quattro Capi,” which stands on the right bank joining the island to the Jewish Ghetto.
Cestio Bridge (Ponte Cestio) was built in 46 BC., and it joins the island to the medieval district of Trastevere. These two bridges have been Rome’s main artery of communication and commerce for centuries, especially in the dark middle ages up to the 18th century.
The remains of Ponte Emilio (Pons Aemilius), the first stone bridge built over the river in 179 BC, are visible in the river’s bed. It was repaired several times but collapsed in 1598 and left a standing, single arch known as the Broken Bridge (Ponte Rotto).
Since 293 BC, the Island was considered the only easy-crossing place over the river; it was consecrated in Asclepios (for the Romans Aesculapius), the God of Healing. After 23 centuries, the Island is still associated with healing; in fact, it’s primarily occupied by the Hospital of the Fatebene Fratelli, founded in 1548 and built on top of the visible ruins of the ancient Roman Temple of Asclepios. Other remarkable buildings are the Church of San Giovanni in Calarita, the 11th-century medieval tower, and the Church of San Bartolomeo, 10th century, with its interior decorated by 14 antique columns and ancient sculptures that were once part of the Temple of Asclepios. End of tour.
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