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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
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"bocca della verita"
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"mouth of truth"
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"st valentine"
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"bell tower"
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"roman holiday"
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"drain cover"
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"audrey hepburn"
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"greek style"
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"ancient roman temple"
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"lovely church"
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"side chapels"
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"gift shop"
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"skull"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although the temple is stunning the main attraction is across the street at the "Boca Della Verita(The mouth of Truth). It is famous for the scene from the Audrey Hepburn movie, Roman Holiday. You stick you hand in the mouth of the wall mounting and...More

Thank Joe G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Church interiors, and the art they contain, should be part of any visit to Rome. While most bear ornate later works, this Basilica demonstrates a different kind of beauty. Floor mosaics display intricate geometric patterns throughout, and the walls themselves are fairly plain. Columns (obviously...More

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see the Mouth of Truth. It was in the Santa Maria in Cosmedin church. The carving was used in the movie, Roman Holiday, and I thought it would be fun to see it and put my hand inside. The church was lovely,...More

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Visiting this church included a phenomenal and unique supernatural experience during our visit in early May. This church has the famous Bocca della Verita and is also the location where St. Valentine's skull has been placed for centuries. It is built on top of an...More

Thank MandC0218
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful church that traces back to 700 AD, supposedly built on the foundations of the old Roman altar for Hercules. Pretty cool. It has the famous mouth of Truth...expect a line up. Perhaps bring some purell because thousands of hands are stuck...More

Thank d d
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

I found this basilica very beautiful - both outside and inside, and mostly because of its bell tower. It is known as Cosmedin - ornate in Greek, as it is, as my pictures show, much ornate. There are ancient wall paintings, a beautiful baldacchinno, and...More

Thank Milen D
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Has some great history. There were basically no lines when we went, though it snowed. St. Valentine's skull is here. Has very old paintings on the upper parts of the nave.

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Ridiculously long queue, but if like me you love the film ‘Roman Holiday’ then it’s a must! The church is well worth a visit afterwards.

Thank sianyj073
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Reviewed 30 October 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
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Reviewed 30 October 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
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Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
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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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