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Bocca della Verita

Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 7759
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The legend of this 4th-century stone, located in the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, says that it eats the hand of liars.
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  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“roman holiday” (109 reviews)
“mouth of truth” (127 reviews)
“audrey hepburn” (34 reviews)
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Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, Italy
Aventine
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"roman holiday"
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"mouth of truth"
in 127 reviews
"audrey hepburn"
in 34 reviews
"santa maria in cosmedin"
in 21 reviews
"gregory peck"
in 18 reviews
"quick photo"
in 8 reviews
"small donation"
in 7 reviews
"circus maximus"
in 26 reviews
"drain cover"
in 5 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 9 reviews
"small church"
in 9 reviews
"huge queue"
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"middle ages"
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"nice walk"
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"take photos"
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"ancient roman"
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"trip to rome"
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Reviewed yesterday

Located in a church, a fun stop where you can place you hand in the "mouth of truth" and see if it traps you, lol. Its a free photo op but I would say please make a donation to this church as they do coordinate...More

Thank kliq6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bocca della Verita is the mount of truth marble mask placed in the portico of the Santa Maria Church. There was a short lineup, and we were able to to get good pictures of it. This is a must see, it is near the...More

Thank conjuror88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to visit for sentimental reasons, but on arrival, like everywhere else in Rome, the queues were absurd and the price was ridiculous. It was hidden away by scaffolding and advertising boards, which took the beauty of it away slightly. However, it does look...More

Thank nomadlad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mouth of truth is famous from the Gregory Peck/Audrey Hepburn romantic film, Roman Holiday as he puts his hand inside the mouth. You will find it at the Santa Maria church but it does have long queues.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Having watched Roman Holiday years ago, this visit had to be made. youtu.be/6af1dAc9rXo My partner and I both went through the ritual of the hand and arm in the mouth hoping it came out whole

Thank norman1366
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is a unique site inside a small church. The queue was at least 80 people long. It turns out the mouth of truth sculpture is visible from outside through a barred window. It is just as easy to get a photo of it from...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I like the stories of people bringing those to the hike of truth. If they were lying their hand would be cut off, if not they were safe. It's an interesting and weird piece of history, but I'm glad I saw it. It's pretty unique....More

Thank Sabrina G
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Got the idea for this from Roman Holiday (watched it before our Italy trip). We had a little trouble finding it - my GPS kept taking us to a "mouth of truth" apartment - use the italian name. Locals helped us find it. The line...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

My title says it all really you queue to get in to take a photo then leave. The queue wasn't too bad when we went & didn't see any problems with the guard like other people were saying. We did a joint hand to mouth...More

Thank BIGG-GEE
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Stone mask is typical and to be seen but doing 20+ mins to be taken in picture.... Bridge on the Tiber and island Tiberina near it is much more interesting

Thank Plisch
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