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Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verita | Ripa, Rome, Italy
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Mouth of truth and a beautiful church

The church was small and may not be as grandiose as many other church in Rome. But it was definitely beautiful and felt more peaceful. While Mouth of truth being the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It's strange if you saw it in movies, then when you're actually there, it is nothing like you were expecting. It's in front of a church (Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin), there's a gate and usually a small line to get closer. It took me about 10 minutes. There are signs that says: only one photo per person. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide said that the Myth was that if you put your hand in this manholes mouth during a certain time of the year, it would eat your hand if you were telling a lie.....I didn't dare, I sometimes lie :) there was a big line and a fee to get in during September.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The church was small and may not be as grandiose as many other church in Rome. But it was definitely beautiful and felt more peaceful. While Mouth of truth being the main attraction, please take some time to visit the church as well. It is really worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

At first sight the idea to go and put you hand into this famous mouth sounds pretty exotic and exiting. However, the expectations are higher than the reality. This placed isn't far from the Monument of Vittorio Emanuele (Piazza Venezia), you can just keep walking down the hill from the Campidoglio and ask like a mile later for the ¨Bocca... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This was made famous from the film Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. He puts his hand in the mouth and pretends it has been bitten off. This is just located round the end of Circus Maximus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Whether you're here because of Roman Holiday or just because it's on the list of the minor sights of Rome, lets be honest - it's a lion head sculpture you put your hand in, get a picture and leave. They at least have a (very bored) guy on hand to take your picture - so don't forget your camera! They'd... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The line is fairly long, but moves at a steady pace. Each person is allowed to take one picture. There is no fee, but they do encourage donations. If you just want to see it, and don't want to take a picture with it you can skip the line and peak through the gate instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

La Bocca della Verità (Boca de la Verdad), is the Portic of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin, you can not miss it, sometimes is a big line, but is so beautiful, don miss it!!

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Worth a visit if there are no queues. Interesting crypts underneath. Difficult to find on public transport. But good photo-op

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The line may be very long but I realized that it goes pretty fast (because people can only take one picture or some people just want to take the picture without them on it). Remember this is the real one and it has the legend of "if you don't tell the truth, your hand will be bite off". I am... More 

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