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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“roman holiday” (100 reviews)
“mouth of truth” (116 reviews)
“audrey hepburn” (31 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 yesterday

I really enjoyed taking a friend to see Bocca della Verita. We arrived at around 6pm so there was only a small queue of people. It is free to see this attraction but I gave a small donation of a couple of Euros as there...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in the forecourt of Santa Maria church, an easy walk from the Circus Maximus, there it is - both an ancient & modern film icon. Access is easy & free unless a busload of tourists has just rolled up. Take time to view...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good quick photo session opportunity with the mouth of truth. Queues are a bit long but smooth flowing since we arrive late in the afternoon and almost closing time. Other tourist must have to respect the time limit they givve you and...More

Thank mapvg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Massive line, and the icon is much smaller in person. After lining up quick photo or two max then you are moved along.

Thank Jskiff1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not managed to get in because of the long queues outside, on the pavement to get in, despite lower number of tourists in October. So we decided to only see the replica in the Rome airport departures, which can also be touched !

Thank DivaScubaDiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think I would come back, I only lined up for about 20 mins to get a single picture with my sister. I only liked the place because of Audrey Hepburn's movie, otherwise I do not think I would really want to come here....More

Thank LenaPera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So funny to see the huge line of people spending precious vacation time to wait to stick their hand in the mouth of a sewer grate. Different strokes. I recommend the church and I also recommend waiting to take a peak through the Maltese keyhole...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"The mouth of truth" is situated in the entrance to Santa Maria in Cosmedin which is pretty central to all other attractions in Rome. Depending on the time you visit, the queues may be long to touch it and take a quick pic, but it's...More

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't line up to touch the sculpture but it was very easy to see from outside. We walked up the the fence and took a picture between people touching it.

Thank niner42
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is as simple as you can get, really. This church has the Mouth of Truth in the vestibule. You line up and wait to get to the front of the line, dropping a donation for the church in a donation slot as you arrive....More

Thank BDavis1236
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