Welcome to 2015's A–Z Challenge. This year I'm taking you on a tour of one of my favourite cities!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

R – Roman Holiday

The Mouth of Truth
Near to the Tiber, by its island, is another tourist hot-spot. The Bocca della Verità (the Mouth of Truth) makes an appearance in both Roman Holiday and Only You.

The grand Mouth is in reality rather mundane, but still intriguing. Carved from pavonazzo marble it’s thought to be either part of a 1st century fountain… or a manhole cover.

It’s possible to queue (and pay) to have a photo taken, recreating the Hepburn/Peck and Tomei/Downey scenes from Roman Holiday and Only You. Or you can you sneak your camera through the railings and steal a shot.


  1. This is a famous scene staring the hunky Gregory Peck and the regal Audrey Hepburn. How much does it cost to recreate that scene?

  2. He looks like the wind, about to blow into this world!