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The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedinin Rome, Italy

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Quiet and calm church is better known for "mouth of truth" than for its architecture, but it deserves special attention.
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin, Rome
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin is modest and not similar to other churches in Rome place where one can hide from the heat in cool and silent hall.

The church is better known for its "mouth of truth", but there is something to see in church too. The first noticeable amazing symbiosis of architectural styles of the 7th and 12th centuries, an amazing mosaic floor, Middle Ages jewels.

You can come here at lunchtime to have a little sit down in the cool and enjoy the pleasant silence. Free entrance.

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#9Touch the Mouth of Truth in RomeTouch the Mouth of Truthoddviser

Let ancient god decide your fate - put your hand in the mouth of the stone deity and check yourself in the medieval "lie detector"!

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#45See the Saint Valentine's skull in RomeSee the Saint Valentine's skullDarina

The skull of the couples patron Saint Valentine is kept in the Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin here in Rome.

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The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin on the map

Location: Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18

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from 10:00 am till 17:00 pm
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