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Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin

Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | 00186, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 7759
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Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18 | 00186, Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 7759
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I was in the area in the middle of summer tourist season and went to the St. Maria in Cosmedin Church which contains the Bocca della Verità (aka the mouth of truth). The queue to try it went round the corner. Made famous by the...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 2 March 2017

There are many places that claim they have valentine's skull, but it could also possibly be here. It is well displayed and preserved. Also take a good look at the wooden ceiling and the many frescoes on the walls.

1  Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I arrived in Rome on February 14th. It would have been rude not to find St Valentine's skull. So glad I did. The mosaic on the wall of the little gift shop is amazing, the different coloured patterned floor is unusual & of course St...More

Thank Clare G
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Smallish church and slightly different to many others that you see in Rome. Very atmospheric with some Greek style wall art. Also houses the skull of St Valentine. Worth popping in if you are passing.

Thank GH24
Reviewed 24 October 2016

An old brick church,with a high,slender,rectangular bell tower.The only thing that makes it somehow interesting is that close to its entry you can find Bocca della Verita.

Thank zuv
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This church was near our rental and we roamed in for a look, and had to get our photo taken in the same place Cary Grant did in an old movie. Not real exciting and we looked like genuine tourists. Some tourists get charged to...More

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Located ten minutes walking by step from the Theatre of Marcellus, that Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin is very visited by tourists today for Mouth of Truth. The church was built on the site of an old pagan temple dedicated to Hercules Invintus, but...More

2  Thank luminitag717
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stunning church.....see St Valentines Skull...apparently the patron saint of epilepsy...among the more obvious stuff!!! Put your hand in the mouth of truth to see if you tell lies(€2).... Something for everyone here!

1  Thank jocafferkey
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our primary reason for visiting here was to see the ‘Mouth of Truth’ (reviewed separately) however, I would recommend seeing Santa Maria in Cosmedin more highly than the ‘Mouth of Truth’! Upon entering (Ladies, please ensure you have covering for your shoulders and you aren’t...More

1  Thank KMAnonymous
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This church is the venue of Opera Arias, Neapolitan & Italian Music. Nice Internals of the church, large marble alter and also the site of "The Hand of Truth" We booked Opera Arias, Neapolitan & Italian Music via the web before we went to Rome,...More

Thank Tracee1
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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30 September 2017|
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