Don't pass by the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin: it has a fabulous Cosmatesque floor and the tallest belfry in Rome, as well as the flower-clad skull of St. Valentine.
The Bocca was famously portrayed in the 1953 film Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, in which Peck pretends to lose his hand. There have also been many imitative sculptures of the Bocca been made for display in many other countries around the world. You will find it today in the portico of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin along the eponymous Via della Bocca della Verità, where it was placed in the 1600s. It is free to visit but you will be encouraged to make a small donation of 50c or €1 to the church. Stop by the Bocca della Verità during your stay in Rome and pop your hand in his mouth – if you dare!
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