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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 1 week ago via mobile

Cute place with friendly staff. This church was warm and the people who worked there were welcoming. My daughter went to cover herself lol and he let her know that rule only applies to women without sleeves. Beautiful inside with the opportunity to light candles...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 June 2017

If you can bear the line leading to the mouth of truth then you should definitely check this church out. It's a little off the beaten path but this medieval church is worth a quick stop. The church contains the bones of St. Valentine and...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Due to a huge line of tourists outside for Bocca della Verita, this church is so often missed by tours and solo tourists. It's a very neat church with crown jewel of bones of St. Valentine, the patron of lovers, proudly displayed along the left...More

Thank alina_wood
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I thought we would be alone but the line to take a picture at the Bocca de la Verita, where Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck improvised their famous scene is out the door. Still worth it. It reminds you of the extraordinary power of movies.

Thank cailebotte
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Step past the absurdly long lines in the blazing heat waiting for their opportunity to test teh Bocca della Verita, and step into the cool simplicity of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Be sure, however, to cover up if you are in shorts or bare shoulders...More

Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Interesting church in the Greek style. There is an interesting bell tower and Gothic canopy. The floor is in style cosmatesco.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Beautiful church and only a small queue for the Bocca Della Verita and no queue at all for St Valetine's skull. Free/ donation to take photos.

1  Thank Laura M
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 1 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 16 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
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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