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Mouth of Truth

Bocca della Verità
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Open today at 09:30-17:45
Recommended sightseeing time:0.5-1 hour
Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18, 00186 Roma RM, ItalyMap
Phone+39 06 678 7759
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The mouth of truth: This is a manhole cover from ancient Rome, found on the exterior wall of the church in 1632, and it is said that the hand is placed in her mouth, if lying can not pull out, in the film Roman Holiday is it scared the lovely princess. The church itself was built in the sixth century and is decorated with Byzantine mosaics. The mouth of truth is a marble carving, similar to the human face, with nose and eyes, and a large mouth, located on the porch of the Church of Our Lady of Rome, Greece, Italy. According to legend, if anyone doesn't tell the truth, it will bite his hand. Travelers who come here have reached into their mouths to try if their hands will be bitten. Tickets: Free opening hours 9:30-18;00 address: Piazza della Bocca della Verità , 18, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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