"Roman Holiday" Mouth of Truth

From the movie Roman Holiday. Where is that? I need to stick my boyfriend's hand in it, ha ha. Also, do they have the dancing barges on the Tiber like in the movie too?

Posted by Brad
Gainesville, VA
7209 posts

They do something along that line during the summer months. As always the hollywood version is the hollywood version.

Posted by Zandy
Seattle
21 posts

It's in Rick's Rome book under Rome with Children. It's called la Bocca della Verita in Italian.

Posted by Paul
Cedar, IA, USA
2381 posts

I would suggest hitting it early in the morning, we wandered by a couple times, in February, and there was always a line of people doing the photo op. There are also a couple well preserved temples nearby and it is close to the river and the Jewish Ghetto

Posted by Connie
SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX, USA
251 posts

Walk past the two flights of steps going up to Capitol Hill and keep walking a few blocks south. It's behind an iron fence in the front portico of a church. There was a line but it moved quickly with strangers taking each other's pictures.

It's not easy to find and not on many maps nor did I ever see any signs, even though I was looking for them. This website shows a map. Print off the satellite version.

www.knowingrome.com/2008/01/mouth-of-truth-la-bocca-della-verit.html