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Mouth of Truth

Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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About Mouth of Truth

The Mouth of Truth is nothing more than a manhole cover of the Cloaca Maxima. It was one of the most famous images of the Eternal City is this mysterious bearded male face, carved on a Pavonazzetto marble slab of about 1.75 metres in diameter which was located in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, was intended as the depiction of a river deity.



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Giardino degli Aranci0.35km from Mouth of Truth

Giardino degli Aranci is the name used to describe the park Savelli , a park of Rome of about 7,800 m², located on the hill Aventino , in the district Ripa , which offers an excellent view of the city. The garden, as it currently appears, was built in 1932 by the architect Raffaele De Vico. The park offers an excellent view of the city. It was constructed to offer public access to the view from the side of the hill, creating a new ‘’belvedere’’, to be added to the existing viewpoints in Rom

Circus Maximus0.38km from Mouth of Truth

The Circus Maximus was a chariot racetrack in Rome first constructed in the 6th century BCE. A U-shaped structure with seats on three sides and a low wall running down the middle of the arena around which the chariots raced. It was also used for other public events such as the Roman Games and gladiator fights and was last used for chariot races in the 6th century CE. In its fully developed form, it became the model for circuses throughout the Roman Empire. The site is now a public park.

Tiber Island0.4km from Mouth of Truth

The Tiber Island is almost 300 X 70 meters, which the Romans referred to as “inter duos pontes” between the two bridges.  It seems most of its mass is owed to the formation of a sandbar, historically added to by the Romans, as an easier way to ford the Tiber River. The island is boat-shaped, approximately 270 meters wide, and has been connected with bridges to both sides of the river since antiquity.

Marcello Theater0.44km from Mouth of Truth

The theatre of Marcellus was the largest and most important theatre in Rome and completed in the late 1st century BCE during the reign of Augustus. The theatre had a capacity of between 15 to 20,500 spectators and its semicircular travertine façade originally had two tiers, each composed of 41 arches. Today its ancient edifice in the rione of Sant'Angelo, Rome, once again provides one of the city's many popular spectacles or tourist sites.

Palatine Hill0.52km from Mouth of Truth

Palatine Hill is a four-sided plateau rising 131 feet south of the Forum in Rome and 168 feet above sea level. The site is now mainly a large open-air museum while the Palatine Museum houses many finds from the excavations here and from other ancient Italian sites. During the Republican Period, Roman citizens belonging to the upper class settled in this area and built sumptuous palaces, of which important traces are still preserved.

Capitoline Museums0.55km from Mouth of Truth

The Capitoline Museums are the main civic museum of the city of Rome. The historical seat is constituted by the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo. The two buildings are located on the Campidoglio Square remodeled following the design of Michelangelo and are linked by the Galleria Lapidaria, an underground passage that crosses the Campidoglio Square without having to go outside the museums.

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Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5,864,321 inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy – and its GDP of more than €197 billion per year means that it has the nation's second-largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is also the capital and largest city of Italy.