Tiber River, Rome

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Tiber River, Rome

The Tiber River acts as a main waterway through the heart of Rome, Italy.

The river, which is 252 miles (406 km) long, is the second longest in the country.

Once used as a defense system in ancient days, it now serves as a popular way for tourists to see the sights of Rome and nearby Vatican City.



What are all the lines cutting through the river, and how many of them are there in Rome?

Why do you think the ancient Romans chose to build Rome right along this river?