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Bocca della Verita, Rome

Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Visit one of the world's most famous and peculiar artifacts at Bocca della Verita, in Rome's Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Examine the famous marble image, carved in the likeness of a Roman river god, and ponder its original use and meaning. Historians believe that the giant slab, weighing about 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs) originally may have been a part of a Roman fountain or drain cover. Test your character by placing your hand inside the image's mouth, which, according to legend, will bite off the hands of those who lie. Put Bocca della Verita into our Rome vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rome.
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  • Had to do it especially because of the Audrey and Gregory Peck scene. Not too hard to find, there was a line but it steadily moved. Waited about 15-20 minutes around 3 in the afternoon. You get time t...  read more »
  • The mouth of truth! Very good. There are often waiting for taking photos and enter. There is a chapel on the side!
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  • at the beginning a little scared ... "but there will be someone who cuts his hand?" ... but then the curiosity is so great ... feels ... fun ... imagine how it was at the time ... a nice visit ... not to be missed ...
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