Piazza della Bocca della Verita, Rome

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#73 of 524 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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  • Ancient roman temples near the Tiber River composing a bucolic landscape between the traffic of Roman. It is worth stopping a few minutes to enjoy the view.  more »
  • I walked through this Piazza and noticed the ruins of a couple temples in a little park and across the street I saw the line outside the Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin. If I had gotten into...  more »

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