Fiume Tevere
Fiume Tevere
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Rome stretches along both banks of the Tiber River, the major waterway that winds itself through the heart of the city.
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Neighborhood: Prati
Just steps away from the chaos of the center, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighboring Borgo, Prati is a local favorite for its aesthetic organization and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.

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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Tiber River runs through the centre of Rome, with the Vatican, Castel Sant Angelo and Trastevere on one side and the city and Colosseum on the other side.
The river is criss-crossed by bridges, some of them many centuries old.
The most famous and most beautiful bridge, with the Bernini angels is Ponte Sant Angelo. Built originally in 135AD by Emperor Hadrian, the Archangel Michael is said to have appeared here at the top of Castel Sant’Angelo, thereby ending the plague of 590AD.
Another charming bridge is Ponte Sisto, with the distinctive circular hole in the centre.
I particularly like the bridges of Ponte Fabricio and Ponte Cestio which link the ancient Jewish Quarter and Trastevere. They meet in the middle of the river on Tiber Island.
The other significant bridge to know about is Ponte Umberto I . It’s not special in its own right but it has the perfect position for taking a magical photo of the sunset with a Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica backdrop.
Written March 20, 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Tiber River is Rome’s great river, running through the centre of the city and is crossed by more than 30 bridges.
One of the fun things to do in summer is to head down to the river bank. A long line of white tents is set up alongside the river, with pop-up bars, food, games and stalls.
Most of the activity happens in the evening when the lights sparkle across the water. However some of the bars are also serving drinks in the afternoon. We sat at one little bar that had lounge chairs spread out on the waters edge and looked down the river towards the Bridge of Angels and the Vatican in the distance.
The tents generally start to appear in early June and I believe that they last through the summer until the end of August.
Lungo Il Tevere - touted as a carnival, but just lots of tents with food and rinks, some selling market type goods
Sets of stairs lead down to the river bank at pretty regular intervals so it is easy to access the riverbank.
Written June 15, 2024
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Lesley1999
Manchester, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
My daughter and I recently visited Rome for a few days. We bought an open top bus ticket for a couple of days which included a river cruise.

The reason for writing this is hopefully stop anyone else from buying the river cruise, it is a complete waste of money. All you can see on the cruise are the tops of buildings, graffiti, homeless people and a dirty river full of rubbish.

For the same amount of money you can buy a ticket for the Capitoline Museum which is absolutely stunning and one of the best Museums we have ever visited.
Written June 30, 2012
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maple2004maple
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Friends
After the first dinner in Rome, we just wanted to go to the Tiber River to have a we've-been-there kind of short walk. We ended up spending every nights there. Along both side of the riverbanks, it's full of little open-air eateries, shops, entertainment stops. There is even outdoor movie on the Isola Tiberina every night. If you still have energy after roaming around Rome, go there, pick a river-side seat, have some snack or drink, enjoy like locals do....
Written July 26, 2011
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thebookgal
Great Lakes98 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
We bought tickets for a "ride on the Tiber" as part of Green Line Tours' Hop On Hop Off bus tour. Big mistake. The boat is NOT near any stop of the bus tour. Be prepared to hike or take a taxi. Steep stairs lead down the river. The boat itself is a pitiful example of a tour boat. They have seats on the roof of the boat but it just isn't safe (I know, we own several boats). The speakers are shot so you can't hear or understand the "tour". The river itself is just nasty. Garbage, weeds and desolate. As you pass under a few bridges you realize that the bridges are poorly maintained and now you're not so sure you want to use them. It's like the exact opposite of cruising the Seine or the Thames.
Written November 5, 2014
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janecook
Portland, OR146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
Visited Roma and went for a long walk along the Tiber. The first thing I noticed was the lack of water activity. While the water is murky and greenish, it seemed curious that there weren't any kayaks, canoes or small boats on the waterway. Anyone know why?
Written August 7, 2012
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W.Ire’s
Sale, UK162 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
We booked a 'Dinner Rive Cruire on the Tiber.' Please DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE. There is nothing to like on this cruise. There are no views, only the high stone embankments covered in graffiti. The boat is old and uncomfortable and the food is poor. We've enjoyed dining on many rivers throughout Europe and America but the Tiber diner cruise is a shocking experience and is totally removed from the splendour of this great city.
Written June 14, 2015
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy40,413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
I have read a few reviews on the Tiber River here on Tripadvisor and frankly I do not understand how anyone could think that this is a bad river.
What do you expect to see people ? Maybe clear water gushing from a pure source , with the white swans that swim on it?
This river runs through Rome since 2500 years, is the symbol of the city and it always has been, it is a river that runs through the city and this water can be muddy .
I saw the Thames , the Seine , the Danube and all the major rivers of Europe , the Tiber is the story and it looks great , especially the stretch from Trastevere to Piazza del Popolo, crossed by many bridges most of which also dating back to Roman times.
And then the warm atmosphere, the lights reflect on the water in the evening, near Castel Sant'Angelo, short walk along the bank of the river is romantic and irreplaceable .
In addition for the records, I had read in a book that during the era of ancient Rome the path of the river was modified at the behest of an emperor.
How amazing they were these Romans!
Written March 22, 2014
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missingcuilly
Ayrshire, Scotland20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
Took the combined 48hrs boat and bus tour ticket. Was fascinating seeing the city from the river. A bit short but still fun and saved on the walking!
Written June 7, 2012
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
Many European cities are built up along a major river or at least have one dissecting the city. Unfortunately, while there is an endless amount of beautiful, interesting and historically important things to do/see in Rome, the Tiber River is a bit of a slight on the city.

Compared to impressive city rivers, like the Seine in Paris or the Danube in Budapest, the Tiber has always seemed one of Rome's only poor attractions, in our opinion.

All is not lost with the Tiber. You can have a wonderful time on the Ponte Sant'Angelo, its beautiful Angel statues and views (and perhaps a visit) to Castle Sant'Angelo. You also have views of the St. Peter's Basilica from this spot. This is a nice way to spend some time on the Tiber, but can't imagine visitors using their precious time in Rome on the Tiber River, itself.
Written March 24, 2012
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