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Piazza della Bocca della Verita, Rome

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Historic Site
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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  • Just in front of the bocca della Verità, across the street this Plaza. It is not essential, but if you're going to mouth della Verità and you have a few minutes you can cross to see it, it is nice and there is a beautiful fountain and Temple di ercole vincitore.
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  • We arrived here early (10am) and the line was already walked out and down. We waited for 30 minutes and finally had enough. Not really worth going over for. If you are on a fast paced city visit, this...  more »
  • It's a beautiful place, where you can admire the famous bocca della verita ', historical place and meeting so many people
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