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Bocca della Verita

Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 7759
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The legend of this 4th-century stone, located in the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, says that it eats the hand of liars.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“roman holiday” (111 reviews)
“mouth of truth” (129 reviews)
“audrey hepburn” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, Italy
Aventine
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+39 06 678 7759
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"roman holiday"
in 111 reviews
"mouth of truth"
in 129 reviews
"audrey hepburn"
in 35 reviews
"santa maria in cosmedin"
in 21 reviews
"gregory peck"
in 18 reviews
"quick photo"
in 8 reviews
"small donation"
in 7 reviews
"circus maximus"
in 26 reviews
"drain cover"
in 5 reviews
"long line"
in 18 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 9 reviews
"small church"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
"huge queue"
in 5 reviews
"middle ages"
in 5 reviews
"nice walk"
in 7 reviews
"take photos"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Is it a bit of fun .....'yes' Is it worth queuing for ?........no Can you see the 'the mouth' without queuing ?.....yes by simply looking in through the grilled window from the pavement.

Thank vialli54
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a jolly thing to do when in Rome. Put your hand in the statues mouth and have a photo taken. Rumour has it that this was a simple manhole cover but it's current use and the legend around it are wonderful theatre

Thank seattaxi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just one of those things you have to see... It has a HUGE line unless you get there very early. But make sure you don't tell a lie!

Thank KD0608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went mid-morning and joined the queue. It only took about 20mins to half an hour to get to the front. You only get a matter of 15 to 20 seconds to take your photos before you are moved on by the attendant. Definitely worth...More

Thank Al6783
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here in my 20s. Now I’m back with my family of 4, 2 kids 15 and 12. Right across the Tiber from Trastevere, this is close to the apartment we are renting. I explained the history and showed the kids Roman Holiday. We...More

Thank TheSecretVagabond
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Rome before with my mum and I went and found this, this time I’ve come with my husband. I absolutely adore Audrey Hepburn so we had to go and see this. We got a bus from termini it was only about 12...More

Thank shellgd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this famous site on June 25th at 17. 45pm on a rare rainy day in Rome. The staff were very good letting an extra 50 or so people in after closing time at 17.50pm. Entry is free but a donation is accepted. If you...More

Thank StephLor
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since watching Roman holiday 30 years ago I've always wanted to visit Rome and put my hand in the mouth of truth, finally got my wish, the reality is we arrived at about 11 and the queue was very long, very hot morning, we stood...More

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its free to see and always a huge line (takes like 10-30 minutes for your turn). You should definitely visit.

Thank Doru Valentin P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a church, a fun stop where you can place you hand in the "mouth of truth" and see if it traps you, lol. Its a free photo op but I would say please make a donation to this church as they do coordinate...More

Thank kliq6
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ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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