Bocca della Verità

 

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Description

A round piece of marble once used as an ancient manhole cover, the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) is one of Rome’s great curiosities. Legend holds that if you put your hand in the carved mouth and tell a lie, it will bite your hand off. The mouth lives in the portico of the beautiful, medieval Chiesa di Santa Maria in Cosmedin.

Description

A round piece of marble once used as an ancient manhole cover, the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) is one of Rome’s great curiosities. Legend holds that if you put your hand in the carved mouth and tell a lie, it will bite your hand off. The mouth lives in the portico of the beautiful, medieval Chiesa di Santa Maria in Cosmedin.