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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“roman holiday” (101 reviews)
“mouth of truth” (113 reviews)
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Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 7759
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Reviewed 1 week ago

don't waste your time to go to see it... long lines to take a picture, there is a replica in the airport, leaving Rome you take the picture and save a lot of time. 

Thank Comidapresente
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bocca della Verita, the mouth of truth, was made famous by the Roman holiday movie. Therefore, you can find it in many theme parks worldwide. Here's the original, but it is far away from a must see. I suggest visiting it only if you're in...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to specifically to recreate the Roman Holiday scene, lol. We arrived just before closing time and the line was reasonable. Wenti n did our bit with video and pictures and visited the church.

Thank Creole_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by and visit one of the symbols of the city that we all know. Nice piece of history, folklore, a lovely little church & a super photo opportunity. Make a donation on the way through as there is no entrance fee. And the gentleman...More

Thank Deirdre_dines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there was a bit of a queue to place your hand in the bocca della verita, but moved quickly and it entertained the children. As we queued we tried to decipher some Latin inscriptions and admired the carving around the doorway to the church. The...More

1  Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The actual attraction itself isn't that amazing! It's just a stone face and a small church! But it is quite funny and can give a few good photos! Don't be tricked or forced into pay donations! It is entirely your choice to donate and there...More

1  Thank William K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Bocca della Verita (Mouth of Truth), is a nice relic to go to. It is said to be more than 2000 years old and an especially fun place to visit with children. (tell them first about the myth that if you're a liar/ or...More

1  Thank Saskia H
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is the Mouth of Truth from the Roman Holidays with Audrey Hepburn. The que is always big and you have to pay a fee in order to take a picture with it.

Thank Alina P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My wife and I visited this, as all do, due to the 'Roman Holiday' romantic aspect of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. It's a quick picture opportunity, the church is more the attraction with wonderful art work, so take the time to pop in.

1  Thank stuartliverpool2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Having walked around repeatedly, we realised wed been looking at the church for sometime, but it was unrecognisable as it was boarded up. The one good point is this costs nothing, but it was a bit of a letdown.

1  Thank Julsk5023
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
Same reason there's a Harley Davidson in Orlando International