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Piazza della Bocca della Verita, Rome
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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. Add Piazza della Bocca della Verita and other attractions to your Rome trip itinerary using our Rome vacation route planner.
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  • located on the area of the Forum boarium, the cattle market of Rome in classical times above the main port. It is surrounded by temples of Portunus of rectangular plant and Ercole olivario former circular Temple of Vesta. beautiful fountain in the middle of the square.
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  • In a small church. Staying on the back side of the Forum, near the bridge passed to trastevere. A long line.
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  • After waiting for the queue to do the photos expected me that someone would be without hand, but nothing happened. I think that over time it has been losing powers.
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