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“The Coolest Spot in a HOT City!”
Review of Isola Tiberina

Isola Tiberina
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Rome, Italy
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“The Coolest Spot in a HOT City!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is my favorite time of the year in Rome when the weather heats up and the outdoor summer celebrations get into full swing. Anyone visiting our city during June, July, or August should not miss out on this festive atmosphere by having an aperitivo along the river. Not to mention that the air at water level is refreshingly cooler than the city streets sitting 20 meters above.

Just walk across one of the bridges that are connected to the Isola Tiburina and you’ll see what I’m talking about. A continuous string on white tents are set up on both sides of the Tevere and on the tiny island itself. About 75% of these are temporary bars and restaurants which remain open only for the summer months. The rest of the tents contain little specialty shops selling everything from books to clothes to every kind of souvenir that you can imagine.

The aperitivo hour starts around 7:30 and there are many cozy spots to have a drink and a small bite. The choices vary, so look around and find something that fits your mood. If you are new to town or just passing through, why not join one of the social groups that meet up here regularly? On Tuesday evenings at 8:30, there is a weekly meeting of Expats Living in Rome, a mixed group of Italians and foreigners that gather on the island to exchange languages and make new friends over cocktails and hors d'oeuvre.

Visited August 2012
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“Isola Tiberina”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a beautiful small island in the middle of the Tiber River in Rome.

It can easily be accessed by a number of small bridges, from Trastevere and then across the isle and into the Jewish Ghetto.
The island is mainly home to the Hospital, but it aso has a small shop, cafe and restaurant and the most beautiful church - San Bartolomeo all'Isola.

You can also take a boart trip from the Island, down to Castel Sant'Angelo and back - Definitely worth a visit.

Visited May 2012
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“2000 years and water under your feet”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

The legend says that island was created of sand gathering around the body of Tyran that was terrorising people of Rome and killed by them. You get there by walking on a bridge build year 63 (if i remember right). There is not much to see there since the island is a resident for a hospital. You can however eat something in a local restaurant and enjoy the view. From the island you can either along the river or take a walk in the jewish part of the Rome just on the other side :)

Visited April 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“Lovely Tiber Island”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

In the middle of Rome's Tiber River is the small island known as Isola Tiberina. The island is loaded with history, originally being home to an ancient temple of Asclepius, the god of healing. Legend said a snake from that god's temple came to the island from a boat; the island itself has been shaped to resemble a boat. In the 16th century a hospital was founded there, and it is still in operation. You can easily stroll across the island going from the Jewish Ghetto to Trastevere, stopping for the views of the river and island on the bridges, then going through the tiny squares on the island. As well as the hospital, there's a church, San Bartolomeo all'Isola, on the island. It's a lovely part of a stroll through the Eternal City.

Visited February 2013
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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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“island in a river”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Some buildings on an island in the Tiber and a couple of average looking bridges. Not impressed really - cant compare with other islands like the Île de la Cité in Paris. Not worth the detour

Visited November 2012
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