Urban island in the Tiber
A very small island, called by some the smallest inhabited in the world, emerges from the waters of the Roman river Tiber. The island, just over 300 meters long and no more than 90 meters wide, is connected to the banks of the Tiber by two bridges: towards Trastevere from the Cestio bridge, with the central arch that dates back to 46 a. C., in the direction of the Ghetto is the Fabricio bridge, built in 62 a. C., called Quattro Capi bridge. The Tiber Island is shaped like a ship, hence the legend that the island rises in the place of a submerged boat. But there are many legends related to the origin of this small island in the center of Rome: but the most well-known is linked to the cult of Aesculapius, god of medicine, this explains the connection of this island with the activity of assistance to the sick and makes understandable the meaning of a denomination that characterizes it: the Stone Ship.
The Isola del Cinema is the event that brings, for 23 years now, the great Italian and international cinema to the center of the capital, cultural events and solidarity events hosted in the fascinating scenery of the Tiber Island. An International Cinema and Culture Lounge on the Tiber River: in the Area, hosting a large screen, you can follow premieres and unpublished prestigious films, meet Italian and international directors and actors and see some of the best quality films of the last season.