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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located somewhat near to the Colosseum, it can be visited after strolling through Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatino. It is near the street, but after 17:30 the gate which protects it is closed and can be viewed only from outside the fence.

Thank Norbi B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice and interesting, although the queue might be a bit long. Try getting there early, before the crowds.

Thank Akivz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entrance to the Santa Maria in Cosmedin church it a bit of fun. It’s a photo op with the kids or a loved one, placing their hands in the Bocca della Verità. After you’re done you can venture into the small church. If you go...More

Thank hayles78
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Circus Maximus, this is just around the corner. Lines are shorter early/late in the day. It is in the entrance to a church but is well organised. It is donation only at your own discretion, there is a chap who keeps...More

Thank spanner74
Reviewed 1 week ago

And that's because it's just one piece of art attached to a church - everyone comes here for a picture with their hand inside the "mouth of truth." (Of course - us too). You'll probably have to wait in line for about 45-60 minutes (during...More

Thank Mike16Chicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter how touristy this is, it is always worth the time to visit and get the iconic picture. What is do like is now there is a 'guard' at the site that ensures people in front of you don't take up 15 minutes of...More

Thank krmig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since watching the movie, Roman Holiday, always wanted to see this attraction. It did not fail to impress. Located on the portico of the little church. We arrived about 10 minutes before opening time. There were only two people in the queue.About two minutes to...More

Thank john m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I are big Roman Holiday fans, so we had to visit this site. Plan for a long wait but after testing you luck in the mouth, visit the chapel inside to cool off and contemplate - women your knees and shoulders must...More

Thank amw4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is fake ones of these at the airport and other places. This is the real one from Roman holiday. We went on a buy Sunday and had to queue for 45 minutes our longest queue. No skip the line here and some people were...More

Thank GlasgowWinenut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I choose this attraction because my friend loves the movie Roman Holiday. It was conveniently between Circus Maximus and Largo di Torre Argentina, so we stopped by on our way. We were quite lucky, the queue was only five or so minutes, but it grew...More

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