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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Maybe my wife and I are inhumane but we had wound our kids up about the legend of the Bocca that they wouldn't tell a lie for weeks in advance, not that they're bad kids normally!! On the day of the visit, our 7 year old son couldn't sleep with excitement. Kept asking what the question was hat I'd be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A very young Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday have already given you a taste of this "Mouth of Truth". Legend has it that if you put your hand inside while telling a lie, the consequences will be severe... It's located right at the entrance to the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin: the last resting place of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

When we arrived it looked like a long waiting line, but it took only 20 minutes to arrive at the "Bocca." Pleasant fellow takes good pictures for you. Interesting ancient church is attached.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

You'd be surprised how relatively empty this iconic little attraction is, and you can see it in few minutes. Located in a vestibule of the small basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, it's easily accessible since it's in the middle of the tourist area of Rome. Featured in movies such as Roman Holiday and Only You, you too can put... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Unfortunately the church was closed on a Saturday afternoon so just make sure you go there during the opening hours. The Piazza is very nice and busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The guys didn't want to wait in the line just to "stick their hands" in the mouth. My daughter and I waited, around 20 minutes. Well worth the wait, had the next person in line take the pic for us :-) Couldn't miss it, an avid Audrey Hepburn fan...Roman Holiday

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

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