One of the longest rivers in Italy, Tiber is about 400 kilometers long and varies between two and six meters deep. It flows from the Apennines at Mount Fumaiolo through Rome and into the Tyrrhenian Sea at Ostia, with most of Rome sitting east of the Tiber.
The river was originally called Albulula because it was so white but was renamed “Tiberis” after Tiberinus, a king of Alba Longa who drowned in the river. In the past, ten bridges were built over the river and mansions lined the riverside, while gardens leading to the river provided Rome with fresh fruits and vegetables.
A short walk from the riverbanks you’ll find some of Rome’s most historic sites, including Saint Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica. Only one kilometer from the river, you can stroll through Piazza di Spagna to admire its ornate fountains and iconic Spanish Steps.
You can reach Tiber by using Rome’s extensive public transportation, including local buses, trams, trolleys and Metro trains, while taxis are also available. It’s about 70 kilometres from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.