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The Mouth of Truth

4.3/5
375 Reviews
Historical Site
Liked by 9
9:30-16:50 in winter and 9:30-17:50 in summer
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18, 00186 Rome RM
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Phone: +39-6-0608

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The Piazza della bocca della Verità contains the Temples of Ercole and Temple of Portunus. The legend of Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) says that if you place your hand in the mouth and have lies on your conscience, the mouth will bite your hand. You arrive to Bocca della verità in 10 minutes by walk.

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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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