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"Cliche but fun" Bocca della Verita – Mouth of Truth - in Santa Maria in Cosmedin Tip by londonlover

  Dare you put your hand in there? :)
by londonlover

La Bocca della Verita, or "The Mouth of Truth," is one of those stops everybody should see in Rome, but it's also an obvious tourist trap. But at least there's no admission. The only trick is seeing when it's open. I went to see it when it was supposed to be open, but the gate was locked when we arrived, so we had to view it through metal bars. However, as such a huge fan of the movie Roman Holiday, I had to see it nonetheless.

Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verita
Directions: At the entrance to the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, about a 15-minute walk from the west end of the Roman Forum.
Phone: +39 06 678 7759

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2007
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