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Piazza della Bocca della Verita

Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verita | Ripa, Rome, Italy (Ripa / Aventino)
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Ranked #221 of 730 Attractions in Rome
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's not spectacular, it's not mind-blowing but it's just a funny thing to do. Stick your hand in the mouth of a 1700 year old statue and hope you get it back. The line seems long but is usually 5' minutes long...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very well visited. You will have to queue for a picture. Low season and we waited only ten minutes but this was mid January and relatively quiet. No fee but a donation is requested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

You can walk from Piazza Venezia here.This is one of the places most people wait in line to get in.You have to go inside in one line.You must visit.

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Catania, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you have heard of and care about doing this, try it. We stood in a small line which moved efficiently & only took a few minutes. It is worth noting that the actual square itself is more interesting and historically significant than the Bocca della Verita. Let's be honest, it's evolved into just a tourist thing where everyone takes... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Strangely this was the attraction that my teenage son wanted to visit during our trip to Rome, I had not previously heard of it. Its walking distance from the Colosseum and we enjoyed our visit. Yes there is a queue, but it is well organised, moves along at a steady pace and you are asked for a donation, so you... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The piazza itself is very small with a fountain and ancient temple fenced off. The main attraction is in the church of Santa Maria on the other side of the street. First, in the entrance is the Bocca della Verita, which legend says will bite your hand off if not telling the truth. There was a small 5 minute queue... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Excellent place to make fun of yourself and take the picture with the hand inside the Bocca . almost no line at all you just give a donation if you want to

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Tucked into an alcove of a the church, this is a tourist must do. Stand in line, have your friend ready with a camera and stick your hand in the gaping mouth. Hopefully it won't bite you...

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tallinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

i really wanted to see this bocca della verita. It is one of an icon for me. thanks to the lovely old film.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The piazza to the front of this church is pretty and has the ancient temples of Hercules Victor and Portunus. We looked at the Bocca della Verita through the railing and had no interest in queuing up as they were churning through the hundreds of tourists taking the exact same picture.

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