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Rome Tiber cruise under bridge

Time seems to pass at a different pace when you decide to sail, to walk or to ride a bike along the bank of the Tiber. The chaotic city seems to be far away, with the noises up above muffled by the incessant flow of the river down below.

A boat cruise on the Tiber river is a journey of beautiful landscapes.

There is also a Hop-on Hop-off river cruise service which takes you along the river from Molo Sant'Angelo.

 

Here is a great webpage to book many kinds of Rome river Tiber cruises. Reserve your place online and skip the waiting line.

The Tiber has been the soul of Rome from the beginning. And the symbiotic relationship between Rome and the river is continued throughout the centuries. Even today, Romans spend their summer Sundays on the banks.

Bridges

Today there are more than thirty bridges that unite the two banks of the Tiber River. You can sail under many of them with a Rome River Cruise. However, some of the ancient roman bridges no longer exist.

Many bridges were built in the papal and modern age (seven were built in the nineteenth century and a dozen in the twentieth centuryand all together create a fascinating backdrop of archaeology and history. Real ancient monuments that run along side by side with the river, giants which reflect themselves in the water. Ponte Sant'Angelo, Ponte Fabricio, Ponte Rotto, Ponte Garibaldi... the list continues!

Ponte Sant'Angelo is absolutely unique. In 1535 Pope Clement VII placed statues of Apostles St. Peter and St.Paul at its entrance, to which were added those of four Evangelists and Patriarchs. In 1669 Pope Clement IX had made a new railing designed by Berniniwhereby ten statues of angels were placed.

With a Rome River Cruise, you can also sail near Marconi Bridge, which is 235 meters long and was built between 1937 and 1955.