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Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verita | Ripa, Rome, Italy
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We walked past this site and visited the church beside it. There was always a massive queue to put your hand in the mouth of the sculpture so we did not wait in the queue but get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked past this site and visited the church beside it. There was always a massive queue to put your hand in the mouth of the sculpture so we did not wait in the queue but get a photo of if from through the bars. I don't feel like I have missed out as i still got to see it.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Such a long q...but have walked all the way from Spanish steps which is 24mins away. It was an interesting walk (saw old theatre, Piaza Venezia, n colona sq....). So we quietly q.....sigh....

Thank AAdrive
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70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Place is famous for its scene from the Roman Holiday movie. There is church you can visit when you're already there.

Thank MilicaLeA
Wales, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

My mother really wanted to see this attraction as it was In one of her favourite films. It's truly beautiful and you must go into the church itself, make sure arms and legs are covered though! The decor and the ambience is amazing I've never felt so peaceful. I would 100% go again and spend the whole day inside the... More 

Thank travelformysoul
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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766 reviews
349 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not much to see here except for the 'Mouth of Truth' itself. Several stalls and hawkers selling food and souvenirs etc.

Thank Edwin F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

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 November 20, 2015

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.

Thank Lenunka
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

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 

Thank Manuela L
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.

Thank mushyAustralia
Coimbra, Portugal
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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