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Piazza della Bocca della Verita | Ripa, Rome, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The piazza has a little of everything. You can line up to put your hand in the Mouth of Truth, or you can just take a picture of it from outside the wall. I opted for the latter. I was mostly interested in the ancient...More

4  Thank KarenV87
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità in Italian) is an ancient Roman marble disc with a relief carving of a man's face. According to legend the face's mouth closes if a liar sticks his hand in it. The mask is so famous that even...More

2  Thank Adybeig
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Fun place to go and take pictures with kids. Lines were long but moved quickly in June. However, they have a strict closing time of 5:50 and if you aren't inside the gated area before that they turn you away.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Who does not remember seeing this in an old movie. Putting your hand in is a great experience. Just imagine the thousands of people who have done some. Stop by when visiting the roman forum, etc.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

It's quite a small piazza. Outside of the Church of Santa Maria, it has the famous Mouth of Truth disk. Across the piazza are two ancient temples. All of it is near the River Tiber. We stayed at the 47 Hotel and it is just...More

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 28 May 2018

There was a short lineup when we arrived and were able to take great pictures. No entry fee, so we donated some euro. After you enter a church. If you have a short skirt/shorts you will be required to cover yourself with a scarf they...More

1  Thank conjuror88
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Home to the mouth of truth, that iconic scene from Roman Holiday. Be prepared to wait in line for a while

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This is far busier now. The mouth of truth is fascinating to see. Queuing doesn't take long as guide ensures smooth flow of people. Nice to have picture taken by. As you leave and go through bascilica . You are allowed into the crypt but...More

Thank kebav
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Piazza della Bocca della Verita is a place worth visiting. It is in a very busy area, but it is virtually surrounded by history. There are several temples, and Arches at least one fountain, a park and other things worth seeing. The piazza was named...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Super easy to find, very easy to get from Circo Massimo (metro station). Opens at 9:30, but the line is already there. Don't worry, it goes super fast. When you've made some pictures with the Mouth, you are entering Basilica (make sure you're dressed properly)....More

Thank toria_garin
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Bocca della Veritá is the famous stone with the open mouth, which is in the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. But on the square there are much more, there are two Roman temples and a fountain. The Tempio di Potuno and the Tempio di...More

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The Piazza is nice and very near the river, though the road is busy. Worth a wander if you're in a queue for the Bocca.

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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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