The Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina) is located in the southern bend of the river Tiber. The boat-shaped island is approximately 270 metres long and 67 metres wide; it has been connected by bridges to both banks of the river since antiquity.
The island was once the location of an ancient temple to Aesculapius, the Greek god of health and healing. Since the 16th century it has been the seat of the Fatebenefrattelli Hospital.
The Isola Tiberina was once called the Insula Inter-Duos-Pontes (the island between the two bridges). The Ponte Fabricio, the oldest bridge in Rome to survive intact, connects the island to the main body of the city, while the Ponte Cestio connects the island to the district of Trastevere on the right bank.