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Piazza della Bocca della Verita

Piazza della Bocca della Verita | Ripa, Rome, Italy (Ripa / Aventino)
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Ranked #178 of 730 Attractions in Rome
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've been here in and out of peak season and recommend that if you're in peak times, give it a miss. Look, it's a stone face with a mouth several million people have put their hands in. I personally love the little guy (you think it'll be a laugh to put your hand in and lie but I guarantee you... More

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Don't worry about the queue it's worth the wait! The line will move pretty quickly and it's worth it to get that symbolic picture. The inside of the building is not as impressive as others but still worth a visit. This landmark would take no longer than a half hour visit so make sure you fit it in if you're... More

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Do not be discouraged by the line...it moves really fast an you will not wait for more than 10 minutes or so. The inside of the church is not that impressive but the Bocca della verita is really worth it … take the famous picture with your hand in the statue’s mouth. If you are travelling solo don’t worry…there are... More

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Tehran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità in Italian) is an ancient Roman marble disc with a relief carving of a man's face. According to legend the face's mouth closes if a liar sticks his hand in it. The mask is so famous that even Hollywood honoured it in a film about the city called Roman Holiday. In one of... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just like in the movie, Roman Holiday, you can put your hand in the Boca, and create a memory. The adjacent church is also lovely, and it has a lower level crypt which is also interesting.

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Irvine, California, United States
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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