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No lie…

Monday, June 22, 2015


See?  I finally got to put my hand into the Boca della Verita and it didn't chomp my digits off!  Like I said at the beginning of my recent Roman excursion, "Roman Holiday" is one of my favourite films of all time.  Last year in Rome, SB and I tried to hit up all of the spots featured in the film, but ran out of time for this one.  We walked to it and saw it, but the line was wrapped around the building and we just had to move on.  

This year, we got a morning to ourselves and dedicated it solely to stopping by the Boca (and of course, there was essentially no line).  The story behind this guy started during the Middle Ages when some genius (or collection of geniuses) started spreading the rumor that if a liar placed his/her hand in the mouth, it would be bitten off.  There was also another story having to do with a poem written by Virgil about an adulteress who tricked her husband into believing that he hadn't been cuckolded by placing her hand in the mouth and withdrawing it intact.  

In any case, it's darn cool.  Figuratively and literally.  This was the coolest place we visited all day.  

Since there were no lines at the Boca, we wandered around a bit.  Looked friendly enough that a Canadian tourist asked us to help her find her hotel (which we did… figured we needed to pay it forward since we hitchhiked in Malta on our last trip and survived to tell the tale), and then shared a giant slice of watermelon in one of the most picturesque little squares I think I've ever seen. 













13 comments on "No lie… "
  1. Beautiful photos.

    Liv

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  2. I love the picture of you with your pretty fan

    xoxo,
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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad I brought my fan along with me on this journey! It was SO hot out!

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  3. I'm so jealous of you. I want to live there!
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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    1. We had the debate about living in Italy so many times. I LOVE visiting Italy, but I think if I lived there, it might take some of the magic away… and we just can't have that!

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  4. Fantastic outfit, as always! Love the print on your dress and your gladiator sandals made this outfit adorable and perfect for travel. I also adore your photos, they're great snippets into your travels and everyday life of Italy.

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    1. Grazie, Brooke! I was so proud of this outfit. I think I'll have to repeat it… several times…

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  5. Love the collection of amazing looks!

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  6. I love that you wore Gladiator sandals in Rome. ;)

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  7. Great outfit! Looks like you had a wonderful time. :) xxx
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