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Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verita | Ripa, Rome, Italy
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Watch 'Roman Holiday' first

If you have kids (or even if you don't) watch Roman Holiday before you visit Rome. Then it is fun visiting the tourist attractions seen in the movie. It was fun seeking out the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

In summer, when the line stretched to the nearby stairs, we waited 20 minutes to pass the gate and 20 minutes to access the mouth of truth. Yes, it was worth it.

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

well, attraction itself is cool, it looks nice, but the line to get there and have a one-second picture with hand inside, is too long...be prepare to wait at least 20 minutes at least, in that hot, nothing special (its free of charge), anyway to get into a chaple is quite expensive....but the legend anout this "mouth" is lovely it... More 

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Minnetrista, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had wanted to come to this place since the first time I saw “Only You” back in the nineties. It’s just like I’d imagined. There is a line, but it moves relatively quickly and it closes early in the evening, so make sure you know when the hours are.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My daughter knew all about it and was really looking forward to trying it out - although a bit worried about the question she'd get asked! Obviously then a parent needs to do it (with long sleeves) and pretend their hand got bitten off! Just need to give a donation to the church. Only need to be there for a... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The piazza has some white stone benches which is nice to rest on before standing in line before the bocca della veritas. Nice temples and view of the clocktower.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Piazza della Bocca della Verita is famous for the open-mouthed sculpture there. You must stick your hand in the Bocca (the mouth) and if you are not telling the truth the story says it will bite off your hand. Fun for kids and adults. But wash your hands afterwards. Who knows how many hands have been bitten there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you have kids (or even if you don't) watch Roman Holiday before you visit Rome. Then it is fun visiting the tourist attractions seen in the movie. It was fun seeking out the 'Mouth of Truth' and the kids wanted to go back again on their second visit 6 years later! Great for a photo opportunity. No fee required... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of those places that you find out that not many people have been too. If your like us and have purposely tracked all over Rome seeking to absorbed as much history as you can take the trip over and get a snap with the mouth of truth.

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Luwewro, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I think this spot got famous from the movie "Roman Holiday" with Audrey Hepburn. Thank goodness that I did not have to wait in line to put my hand in the mouth which was the highlight. I just did not see what all the fuse was to see this place but that we saw it in a movie. To me... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This little artefact is hidden away on a small side wall in the middle of apparently nowhere. Legend is that if you put your hand in the mouth and you are a liar your hand will be bitten off.

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Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verita | Ripa, Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Aventine

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