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Location address: Italia, Roma, Roma
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The Tiber Island is the location of one of the miraculous scenes in the book Angels and Demons of Dan Brown.
Langdon managed to survive the explosion by using a window cover from the chopper as a parachute, and landed in the Tiber River near Tiber Island, which is famous for its reputation as an island blessed with miracles of healing.
The Tiber Island (Italian: Isola Tiberina, Latin: Insula Tiberina) is one of the two islands in the Tiber river, which runs through Rome; the other, much larger one is called Isola Sacra and is near the mouth of the river at Ostia. Tiber island is located in the southern bend of the Tiber.
The Tiber island’s claim to fame is its ties to Aesculapius, the god of healing. Legend has it that way back when a shop was sent to Greece to get a statue of the god but as the ship sailed back up the Tiber, a giant serpent escaped towards Isola Tiberina, a surefire sign that a temple to Aesculapius should indeed be built there.
The Tiber Island has been called the world’s smallest inhabited island by some, and it certainly may be (also in the running are Tristan da Cunha and Foula, among others). It’s one of two islands in the Tiber River.