Tiber river map
Tiber river Rome map. Tiber river map (Lazio - Italy) to print. Tiber river map (Lazio - Italy) to download. The Tiber river (Latin Tiberis, Italian Tevere, Italian pronunciation: [ˈte(ː)vere]) is rising in the Apennine mountains in Emilia-Romagna and flowing 406 kilometres (252 mi) through Umbria and Lazio to the Tyrrhenian Sea as its shown in tiber river map. Tiber river drains a basin estimated at 17,375 square kilometres (6,709 sq mi). The tiber river has achieved lasting fame as the main watercourse of the city of Rome, founded on its eastern banks.
Tiber River, Italian Fiume Tevere, historic river of Europe and the second longest Italian river after the Po, rising on the slope of Monte Fumaiolo, a major summit of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano as its mentioned in tiber river map. Twisting in a generally southerly direction through a series of scenic gorges and broad valleys, the Tiber river flows through the city of Rome and enters the Tyrrhenian Sea of the Mediterranean near Ostia Antica.
Though the tiber river varies in depth between 7 and 20 feet as its mentioned in tiber river map, there is some evidence that navigation upstream to the Val Tiberina was significant for the grain trade as long ago as the 5th century BCE. Later, the shipment of building stone and also of timber became important. In its zenith, Classical Rome was supplied with vegetables grown in the gardens of tiber riverside villas.
The importance of the lower Tiber river was first recognized in the 3rd century BCE, when Ostia was made a naval base during the Punic Wars. Tiber river later became a commercial centre for the import of Mediterranean wheat, oil, and wine (see tiber river map). Successive attempts to maintain Ostia, on the Fiumara, and the port of the emperors Claudius and Trajan, on the Fiumicino, were defeated by the processes of silting and by the deposition of sandbars at the river mouths.