This is the Tiber River in Rome. We had to cross the bridge over the river to get to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.
According to legend, the city of Rome was founded on the banks of this river around 750 B.C. Twin brothers named Romulus and Remus were abandoned on the bank of the river and adopted by a female wolf named Lupa. The wolf took care of the brothers, but when the time came for one of them to be king, Romulus killed Remus. That’s why the city is named “Rome”.
There is a running path down below the wall, near the river and the first day we saw it, people were walking and jogging on it. The next day though, the river and path had flooded.
Every river is different from every other river but there are many rivers in the world that are holy and even more rivers that have important legends attached to them. Until we started traveling, I didn’t realize that each river could be different from the next!
This is a photo of the bridge looking back after we’d crossed it.
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