The Mouth of Truth, Rome (Bocca della Verità)
This ancient Roman marble mask is located on the left wall of the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy. Medieval legend maintains that it will bite off the hand of any dishonest person who inserts their hand in its mouth. Immortalized by Gregory Peck in the 1953 Hollywood classic, “Roman Holiday,” when he shocks Audrey Hepburn by pretending to have lost his hand, the “Bocca della Verita” still attracts many tourists who want to test their honesty by inserting their hands. Buona visita!

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