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The Mouth of Truth
Bocca della Verità

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Statue/SculptureHistorical Site
Opening Soon Open from 9:30am-6:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18, 00186 Rome RM
Phone: +39-6-0608

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In Rome, Italy, facing Emmanuel's Second Century Reading, about 15 minutes walk along the Macello Theater Street on the right hand side, it is the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Cosmetine (Santa Maria in Cosmedian), which is small and quiet, but inside there is a famous "mouth of truth" in the world. The mouth of truth (Bocca della verità) is a marble carving, similar to the human face, with nose and eyes, with a large mouth, located in the porch of the Notre Dame in Rome, Italy. It is said that if anyone does not tell the truth, it will bite his hand. Visitors here put their hands in their mouths to see if they would be bitten. Many hands stretch out in the mouth of truth, which has been polished with fingers. The mouth of truth is also surrounded by Roman monuments, and can be slowly wandered.

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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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