Mouth of Truth

Santa Maria in Cosmedinrh7
Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18, Rome
Tel: 39 06 678 7759

The Mouth of Truth (La Bocca della Verità) dates from the time of Hadrians Wall in the portico of the Paleochristian church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. One of the most memorable scenes from Roman Holiday is where Peck terrified Hepburn, he challenges the mask by putting his hand inside its mouth.  The legend associated with the mask since ancient times states:  If a liar puts his/her hand inside its mouth, they will lose it. Today, you will find yourself queueing in a line to undertake this ritual.


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