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. To visit Piazza della Bocca della Verita and other attractions in Rome, use our Rome route planner.
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  • to see... free... unless you wish to take a picture the hand in the mouth... there a dedicated brave will take your device to take pictures... against obviously a small room... you see...
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  • The truth well debunked liar! Who puts his hand in his mouth and is one which is bitten in the hand. I won! Their way here especially Asians. They were not in Rome, if they don't bring this a picture, and expire the contempt of their countrymen - you want to believe.
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  • No way the visit alone, put my hand instead of someone to take photos of AO. This would be a sad trip, making your hard work took the pictures
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