€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1447things to do
in the world
210things to do
in Italy
65things to do
in Rome

Touch the Mouth of Truthin Rome, Italy

#9of 65 things to doin Rome

Oddviser

adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to ride a board on volcano in Nicaragua?How to walk inside the active volcano in Greece?How to feed flying dogs in the jungles of Thailand?How to cycle along the Great Wall of China?How to swim in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome?How to ride a kayak along the canals of Venice?How to walk on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai?
Join usit's more fun together :)
Let ancient god decide your fate - put your hand in the mouth of the stone deity and check yourself in the medieval "lie detector"!
How to touch the Mouth of Truth in Rome
Do you remember how Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's characters in "Roman Holiday" saw the well-known Mouth of Truth and decided to check each other on the honesty?

This film made this place the mecca of all travelers in Rome, who want to recreate the iconic scene from the film and check yourself for honesty in this medieval "lie detector".

Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità) is the image of the god Triton (or Ocean) on a huge marble slab that entombed in the annexe of the Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin. Mouth of the statue slightly open and everyone who puts hand into the hole, thus giving life to the will of the gods. It is believed that if a man is honest, then he has nothing to fear, but if he is not honest, that the god will bite his hand.

Where to do?

#4The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin in RomeThe Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin

Quiet and calm church is better known for "mouth of truth" than for its architecture, but it deserves special attention.

Location: Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18
Open hours: from 10:00 am till 17:00 pm

Reviews

Guest18 January 2018

More things to do in Rome

#60Try Fiori di zucca in RomeTry Fiori di zuccaoddviser

One of the most unusual Italian dishes is Fiori di zucca made of zucchini flowers, mozzarella and anchovies. Yes, it sounds strange, but it's really tasty!

7
#57Try trippa in RomeTry trippaMargaret Cain

The traditional italian dish "trippa" is made of beef tripe. Trippa can look like a soup or even like a fast-food.

#23Try the Italian Ice in RomeTry the Italian IceCherry

In the hot summer day in Rome go to gelateria and order the coolest italian ice with fruit or Pina Colada taste.

5
#12Drink water from fontanelle in RomeDrink water from fontanelleoddviser

Try clean water that flows through the aqueducts built by slaves many centuries ago.

FREE
#19Try roasted chestnuts in RomeTry roasted chestnutsKateryna Plakhotna

Take a bag of roasted chestnuts from a local seller and take a walk through the city, snapping delicious street food.

3
#21Sit on the Spanish Steps in RomeSit on the Spanish StepsCherry

In the evening, when the lights turn Rome into a kind of fairy tale, rise to the top of the Spanish steps and see how does night Eternal City look like.

FREESpanish Steps
#51See the Festa della Primavera in RomeSee the Festa della PrimaveraJimena

In April, when Rome is celebrating the spring, all the city is filled of flowers, and the Spanish Steps are decorated with azaleas.

Spanish Steps
#18Have a picnic in the Villa Borghese in RomeHave a picnic in the Villa BorgheseNika

Take a delicious Italian meal, a bottle of wine and have a rest under the shade of the trees, enjoying the peace and quiet.

FREEVilla Borghese
#10Swim in the Trevi Fountain in RomeSwim in the Trevi FountainMargaret Cain

If anyone wants to do something unusual and forbidden, they can swim in the famous fountain in Rome - Trevi Fountain!

500Trevi Fountain
#53Have a picnic on the Tiber Island in RomeHave a picnic on the Tiber IslandDarina

Isola Tiberina, the Tiber island, is called one of the most romantic places in Rome. Go here to relax and enjoy the views.

FREETiber Island
#7Take an Oculus selfie in RomeTake an Oculus selfieEugene Krasowski

At noon, through the hole in the dome of the Pantheon appears a giant ray of sunshine, and it seems so tangible, as if you can touch it.

FREEPantheon
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Rome with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!

Photo credit © http://jeveuxlaventure.wordpress.com