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Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin

Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | 00186, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 7759
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Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | 00186, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 7759
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Just pass by the line of people waiting to take a picture of their hands in the mouth of an ancient sewer cover and enter this very atmospheric church which at the time I was there was celebrating a latin mass.

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed October 29, 2017

So, stand in line and see and put your hand into "the mouth of truth" and tell the kids the myth of hands being bit off if you tell a lie. They'll love it. But the church is interesting and most people don't even bother...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Having seen the movie Roman Holiday, The Mouth of Truth, an ancient stone mask, was something I wanted to see on our trip to Rome. We walked from our hotel and were surprised at how easy it was to find. As a reminder to other...More

Thank 6,162
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Cute place with friendly staff. This church was warm and the people who worked there were welcoming. My daughter went to cover herself lol and he let her know that rule only applies to women without sleeves. Beautiful inside with the opportunity to light candles...More

Thank Sasha M
Reviewed June 30, 2017

If you can bear the line leading to the mouth of truth then you should definitely check this church out. It's a little off the beaten path but this medieval church is worth a quick stop. The church contains the bones of St. Valentine and...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Due to a huge line of tourists outside for Bocca della Verita, this church is so often missed by tours and solo tourists. It's a very neat church with crown jewel of bones of St. Valentine, the patron of lovers, proudly displayed along the left...More

Thank alina_wood
Reviewed June 3, 2017

I thought we would be alone but the line to take a picture at the Bocca de la Verita, where Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck improvised their famous scene is out the door. Still worth it. It reminds you of the extraordinary power of movies.

Thank cailebotte
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Step past the absurdly long lines in the blazing heat waiting for their opportunity to test teh Bocca della Verita, and step into the cool simplicity of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Be sure, however, to cover up if you are in shorts or bare shoulders...More

Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Interesting church in the Greek style. There is an interesting bell tower and Gothic canopy. The floor is in style cosmatesco.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Beautiful church and only a small queue for the Bocca Della Verita and no queue at all for St Valetine's skull. Free/ donation to take photos.

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Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighborhood made up of a patchwork of
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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September 30, 2017|
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