Piazza della Bocca della Verita, Rome

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#72 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
Piazza della Bocca della Verita houses one of Rome’s most popular curiosities, which rests inside the portico of the beautiful medieval church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The Bocca della Verità is the carved marble image of a man’s face and open mouth, which perhaps dates from the first century. According to legend, those who tell a lie while placing their hands inside the mouth will have them bitten off. Inside the square you'll also spot the Arcus Argentariorum, the Arch of Janus, the Temple of Hercules Victor, and the Temple of Portunus. To visit Piazza della Bocca della Verita and other attractions in Rome, use our Rome route planner.
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  • The famous scene in Roman Holiday is one of the oldest lie detectors in the world. A man who is rumored to be lying will be bitten off if he puts his hand in the mouth of the head of the sea god. ❣️ knock on the small blackboard❣️ the attractions are open hours, so be sure to pay attention to the time to stop admission. It's not that the queue at the door is a success before the stop time. If it's time to stop admission and stay outside the iron gate, the visitors who will be locked out of the door will miss the day's entry time.
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  • Don't be distracted by the traffic and the many tourists swarming in the square. This area, the Boario Forum, is rich in history and unique monuments in the world. It is definitely the primitive preurban center of Rome that includes on the one hand the left bank of the Tiber and on the other the three hills Aventino, Palatine and Capitol. Here operated the famous executioner of Rome, Mastro Titta, who from 1796 to 1864 became infamous for the numerous executions.
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  • The square in front of the mouth of truth in Rome has much more historical value than the attraction itself, which is more to take photos of those looking for places of movies, so it is filled and you have to line up, in hot days you have to wear a hat. But the square has what was the Forum Boario and the Greek-style temples of Hercules Victor and Portuno, as historical value is worthwhile and are very well preserved. In the square there is to sit in the shade and a fountain of fresh water to hydrate.
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