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The Mouth of Truth

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Ranked #9 in Rome Can't Miss Attractions
"Statue/Sculpture""Historical Site"
Open Open from 9:30am-6:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time:0.5-1 hour
Address:Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18, 00186 Rome RM

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The mouth of truth is a Roman manhole cover, found on the outer wall of the church in 1632, said to have put her hand in her mouth, if you lie, can not pull out, in the movie "Roman Holiday" it is scared the lovely princess. The church itself was built in the sixth century, decorated with Byzantine mosaics. The mouth of truth is a marble carving, a human face, nose and eyes, with a large mouth, located in the porch of the Church of Our Lady of Greece, Italy. According to legend, if anyone doesn't tell the truth, it will bite his hand. Visitors here to see the sights, they will put their hands into their mouths to try if their hands will be bitten. Tickets: Free Open Time 9: 30-18; 00 Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verit à , 18, 00186 Roma RM, Italy


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The mouth of truth is a disc engraved with the head of the sea god, standing on the wall at the end of the main entrance of the main entrance of the Church of Our Lady of Cosmeine, famous for the movie "Roman Holiday". Those who are rumored to lie will be bitten if they put their hands in the mouth of truth. Another way of saying this is that if you put your hand in the mouth of truth, you will remember the name of your lover in the heart. If your hand is not bitten, it means that you are sincere to this love.
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