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Following Audrey Hepburn's steps

Not far from Campidoglio lies the Piazza della Bocca della Veritá where you can visit the Basilica de Santa Maria in Cosmedin (completed in the 11th century) - the church itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Coimbra, Portugal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here everyone can find to see something for their taste. For these into history and architecture there are two Roman temples and a church dating back to 11th century. For these into art – a beautiful fountain of Tritons. For these into following movies and their stars – “Mouth of Truth“, however, if you wish to follow Audrie Hepburn's steps... More 

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Louny, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to wait in a long line. We waited 30 min. Then you can take just one photo. For to entering basilica, you must have covered your shoulders and legs, like in most basilicas and churches.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Triton is near the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin , before the entrance in this church; it's a dark marble disc with an open mouth; all tourist in Rome visit it and it is a long file to wait; when I visit the Triton, some years ago, the entrance was free and no file; The name of this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This square which contains the Church, Santa Maria Cosmedin that contains the Mouth of Truth, is truly beautiful. It houses fountains, temples and many historic buildings and is located in the Roman Forum area, so there is much to see and you are jsut across the road from the Tiber river which in itself is a lovely walk.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Not far from Campidoglio lies the Piazza della Bocca della Veritá where you can visit the Basilica de Santa Maria in Cosmedin (completed in the 11th century) - the church itself and the crypt are worth a visit. The basilica houses the famous Bocca della Veritá (Mouth of Truth) - if you lie, the Mouth will bite your hand! The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I gave up because the queue was too long for such a small attraction. I can recommend going out on to the square and seeing the Fontana di Bocca della Verità which is a beautiful fountain, also free and without the queue!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

For sure you have heard about it and it is worth a visit - not far away from Campidoglio (you can take a bus from teatro Marcello - 2 stations, several busses for that direction), open till 17:30, it's in front of a church (inside the church also the catacombe to be visited afterwards, there was archeological findings from 2nd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The face sits at the entrance of a church and only open for viewing till 6pm (although its always visible from behind bars). There is a huge queue of people waiting to take a pic of their hands inside its mouth, so prepare to wait at least 20 min. It's free and there is a helpful attendant who will take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My wife, kids and I visited Rome in July 2015. We visited the Bocca di Verita, the mouth of truth. The wait was about 30 minutes outside the church. It was fun for my kids to put their hands in the mouth of truth. They still have their hands. I have been here before, It was fun to see my... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We stayed in queue for 15 minutes You cand donate any amount of money you want You can take only one photo/person After taking the photo you enter into a church (you are not allowed to enter with shorts, short skirts, uncovered shoulders

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