The Tiber Island
, a peaceful place in the middle of the river, the shape of which
reminds that of a ship. According to the legend, a roman embassy was in charge of
bringing back to Rome one of the sacred serpents of the temple of Ăsculapius from Epidauros.
Immediately after the arrival of the ship, the snake escaped and swam to the island in the Tiber.
On this place, on the point of the island was erected the temple dedicated to Ăsculapius,
god of medicine. In addition to the temple of Ăsculapius, the island housed some other temples
of less importance. This island did particularly make it easier to build
bridges to link both sides of the river. At the top left of the picture the theatre of Marcellus.