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Piazza della Bocca della Verita

Piazza della Bocca della Verita | Ripa, Rome, Italy (Ripa / Aventino)
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Ranked #158 of 722 attractions in Rome
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Most of us are familiar with "Roman Holiday" in which undercover journalist Gregory Peck frightens undercover Princess Ann by thrusting his sleeved hand into the Mouth of Truth and then pulling out a seemingly empty sleeve. My favourite film has perpetuated what I believe is a mediaeval legend that liars' hands will be bitten off! The truth, though, is even... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This attraction is very touristy but it's fun and easy to see. When we got in line it was at the end of the day but the facilitator was in high spirits and he made several jokes with the people in line. He takes your picture and even scares a person or tow by randomly shouting while they place their... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Hi I do have nice experience in my trip with Roma driving Tour ,Michael ,was really informative and he take us to a lot place and by beautiful surprise he drive to street and said to us ,look at the window,and we saw Piazza Della Bocca ,was really nice to see it ,I do remember a few movies ,I do... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

After, I saw that movie Roman holiday and I had to see it in person. The line wasn't too long, about twenty mins. The guys working the line took my picture since my mom didn't know how to use my camera. Went into the church and went downstairs ( Cost € 1 to see the downstairs area).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Lots of queues first thing in the morning so best to visit later in the day. They ask a donation of you while you are in the queue and you are limited to one photo per person!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

In this area, you are next to the Tiber Island, the Temple of Hercules Victor, the Temple of Portunus and the Santa Maria in Cosmedin church, where you will find the Bocca de la Verita. Wonderful area to take great photos, and it is a good idea to take a short break in this square and then walk the scenic... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Everyone who goes to Rome wants to see this place, either for its charisma, either for taking the typical photo with the hand inside the Bocca della Verita. The problem: you have to pay 0,50€ to take one (and only one) photo, you can't repeat it even if the photo isn't good. Another possible problem: the queue, but I tried... More

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maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

This piazza has some atmospheric ruins and the church associated with Bocca della Verita. It's fun to get a photo at the mouth of truth, but do go into the church - Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The simple interior with touches of Byzantine especially in the floor mosaics. It houses the skull os St. Valentine. Worthwhile stop.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was great and a novelty, something fun and different to do in Rome. Having a picture and putting your hand in the mouth.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The fee is like .50 euro to stand with your hand in the mouth to take a picture. I am apparently not an adulterer or liar, which I'm not, as my hand is still intact! : ) It's worth taking a stroll down here as I'm sure you're used to walking by now and have walked about half the city... More

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