It’s another Monday! While you are busy wishing for one more day of the weekend, we have put together some really interesting things for you to feel like it’s still here. The best part is that it’s all free. In today’s installment of Dollars & Sense we bring you to some truly quirky places in Rome. Check it out below
Keep Your Hands Safe At La Bocca della Verita
Get back to the essence of what a vacation actualy is an go check out some of the extraordinary sights in Rome.
Legend has it that if one tells a lie with one’s hand inside La Bocca della Verita (“The Mouth of Truth”), it will be bitten clean off. Head to the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin on the banks of the Tiber to put the myth to the test.
Visit The Capuchin Crypt
The Capuchin Crypt, meanwhile, is even more bizarre. Located beneath the Church of Santa Maria della Immacolata Concezione, it is a vast burial chamber decorated with the bones of some 4,000 Capuchin monks. With rooms such as the ‘Crypt of the Skulls’, the ‘Crypt of the Pelvises’ and the ‘Crypt of Leg Bones’, it’s the perfect outing for bored teenagers. Entrance is free, although donations are encouraged.
Financial Tip Of The Day
Keep Distance From Lavish, High-Roller Friends:
If you have lavish friends who buy a new car every other year (or worse still, lease it), have large screen TVs and every other conceivable electronics gadget, eat out at fancy restaurants every other night and just live way beyond their means, keep the distance. They may be nice people and mean you no harm, but hanging out with such people often can lead to a lot of unnecessary desires and discontent. What’s more important – your friends or your peace of mind?