|The Tiberine Island|
The Tiberine Island is a small urban island of the Tiber, right at the centre of Rome. A legend hands down that it rose from ears of wheat that were thrown into the water as a demonstration of contempt against Tarquinius Superbus. It is connected with the banks via two bridges: the ponte Cestio, firstly built in 46 BC, and the ponte Fabricio, which takes you to the Jewish Ghetto.
Upon the island there is the small Church of San Bartolomeo, erected upon an ancient temple to Esculapius, and the Fatebenefratelli hospital, which has replaced the Medieval xenodochium.