Let ancient god decide your fate - put your hand in the mouth of the stone deity and check yourself in the medieval "lie detector"!
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?
Location: Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18
Open hours: from 10:00 am till 17:00 pm
More things to do in Rome
Try an authentic Italian dessert in its homeland, where it is prepared according to a special recipe from coffee, savoiardi cookies and mascarpone. 520
Kono-pizza is an unusual variant of traditional pizza and one of the favorite dishes of many gourmets of the world. 55Kono Pizza
Sweet delicacy named zeppole - is an Italian donut field with a dilicious pasty cream and fried in boiling oil. 24
Try the caciocavallo cheese
The caciocavallo cheese is sweet and spicy at the same time. Every gourmet, travelling to Italy, should taste it. 82
How can you come to Rome and don't try traditionally Italian dish, which is served in any restaurant in the city?17
The traditional italian dish "trippa" is made of beef tripe. Trippa can look like a soup or even like a fast-food.4
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do in Rome with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!