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ROME ISOLA TIBERINA
DEDICATO A STEFANOCER GRANDE AMANTE DI QUESTA ISOLA

The Tiber Island (Italian: Isola Tiberina, Latin: Insula Tiberina), in Rome, Italy, is the only island in the Tiber river on its way through Rome. In the southern bend of the Tiber, this a boat-shaped islet is approximately 270 m in length and 67 m at its widest, the island has always been associated with medicine. It was home to an ancient temple to Aesculapius, the Greek god of medicine and healing and is still the seat of a hospital (though not on the same site as the temple).

Because the island has been linked to the rest of Rome by two bridges since antiquity, it used to be simply called Insula Inter-Duos-Pontes ("the island between the two bridges"). The Ponte Fabricio, the only original bridge in Rome, connects the island from the northeast to the Field of Mars in the rione Sant'Angelo (left bank). The Ponte Cestio, of which only some original parts survived, connects the island to Trastevere on the south (right bank).

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